SPOCK'S COCK: BOLDLY REWATCHING

Captain Ignaz Wisdom of the starship Spock’s Cock, at your service. Come aboard as we rewatch TOS, in original production order, and blog about it, occasionally while drunk.

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TOS: That Which Survives
I feel like this moved really slowly, but got way better with the intense “will they or won’t they save the ship” drama on the Enterprise, and then the explanation at the end bored me. This episode originated with D.C. Fontana, but in the end she used a pseudonym, evidently after a number of unwanted changes were made to her script. Oh well; the episode is worth it if only for the Spock-Scotty scenes, which are phenomenal.
Excellent “earthquake” effects, and by excellent I mean hilaribad. Sorry, Matt Jeffries, I know you did your best, with like six bucks, two peanuts, and an old shoestring.
Kirk is such a dick to Sulu, for like no reason. This isn’t the first time I’ve thought this, either.
And now Spock is being an uberbitch, too.
“I’ll take first watch” and start by leaving you both alone, sleeping and vulnerable
What is this random remote control doohickey Spock’s got?
That phaser overload scene. I like it—I like how quickly Kirk disposes of the thing, and I like everyone dropping to the ground, I like Kirk’s butt—but what was supposed to have caused it? If the robo girl clones could do that, why are they troubling themselves trying to fondle everyone to death?
I told bironic that this is possibly the least effective way to kill people, but as usual she blinded me with science: “I dunno, it’s kind of neat that it functions like an immune system. Holographic antibodies.” So now I like it better.
Hahaha at Scotty being bodily lifted into the crawlspace (which awesome set piece completely makes up for the terrible quaking/shaking of earlier). I love it when they work inside the tubes like that.
As usual, nobody seems too upset about their impending violent death in the farthest reaches of space. Maybe they know they’re on a TV show?
Is this the one where Scotty says “I know what time it is, I don’t need a bloomin’ cuckoo clock”? YES IT IS! 
Scotty shouting at Spock to push the button and jettison him into space—“don’t be a fool,” “don’t be sentimental,” etc.—so amazing. That side plot (or is that the main plot?) makes the episode. I know it’s not the first time the ship has nearly blown up, but it’s done really, really well here.
The disco computer cube:

Now doesn’t that look like a swingin’ party?!
SPOCK: Mister Scott, you have accomplished your task.SCOTT: You might at least say thank you.SPOCK: For what purpose, Mister Scott? What is it in you humans—SCOTT: Never mind. *laughs*

TOS: That Which Survives

I feel like this moved really slowly, but got way better with the intense “will they or won’t they save the ship” drama on the Enterprise, and then the explanation at the end bored me. This episode originated with D.C. Fontana, but in the end she used a pseudonym, evidently after a number of unwanted changes were made to her script. Oh well; the episode is worth it if only for the Spock-Scotty scenes, which are phenomenal.

  • Excellent “earthquake” effects, and by excellent I mean hilaribad. Sorry, Matt Jeffries, I know you did your best, with like six bucks, two peanuts, and an old shoestring.
  • Kirk is such a dick to Sulu, for like no reason. This isn’t the first time I’ve thought this, either.
  • And now Spock is being an uberbitch, too.
  • “I’ll take first watch” and start by leaving you both alone, sleeping and vulnerable
  • What is this random remote control doohickey Spock’s got?
  • That phaser overload scene. I like it—I like how quickly Kirk disposes of the thing, and I like everyone dropping to the ground, I like Kirk’s butt—but what was supposed to have caused it? If the robo girl clones could do that, why are they troubling themselves trying to fondle everyone to death?
  • I told bironic that this is possibly the least effective way to kill people, but as usual she blinded me with science: “I dunno, it’s kind of neat that it functions like an immune system. Holographic antibodies.” So now I like it better.
  • Hahaha at Scotty being bodily lifted into the crawlspace (which awesome set piece completely makes up for the terrible quaking/shaking of earlier). I love it when they work inside the tubes like that.
  • As usual, nobody seems too upset about their impending violent death in the farthest reaches of space. Maybe they know they’re on a TV show?
  • Is this the one where Scotty says “I know what time it is, I don’t need a bloomin’ cuckoo clock”? YES IT IS!
  • Scotty shouting at Spock to push the button and jettison him into space—“don’t be a fool,” “don’t be sentimental,” etc.—so amazing. That side plot (or is that the main plot?) makes the episode. I know it’s not the first time the ship has nearly blown up, but it’s done really, really well here.
  • The disco computer cube:
    Now doesn’t that look like a swingin’ party?!
SPOCK: Mister Scott, you have accomplished your task.
SCOTT: You might at least say thank you.
SPOCK: For what purpose, Mister Scott? What is it in you humans—
SCOTT: Never mind. *laughs*