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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i dare you to find one interaction between spock and chekov in TOS where they’re not dicks to each other

Leonard H. McCoy

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Inspiring Life Lessons by James T. Kirk

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"That’s Spock"

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I could not find any information on Jean Lisette Aroeste on IMDB, so I looked her up on Memory Alpha. According to them, Aroeste was a librarian who had never written for TV before, and just sent the script in over the transom. Robert Justman read it, liked it, and shot it. She wrote one other episode (“All Our Yesterdays”) before, I suppose, going back to being a librarian. I went in search of this information because I found this episode fascinating.

For one thing, it’s a welcome break from all the Hodgkin’s Law parallel-Earth plots and from humanoid aliens in general. It’s the first time, if memory serves, that we see the Federation enter into diplomatic relations with a non-corporeal species (there have been many encounters with amorphous cloud creatures and ‘energy beings’ but they’ve all been first contacts). Though the Medusans still have to cope with human “prejudices”—more on that later—everyone is making an effort to be as enlightened as they can, and apart from Mavrick nobody seems to be afraid of Kollos or wish him ill. The plot gives Nimoy another chance to step out a little when Spock fuses with Kollos, who appears delighted with his new corporeal adventure. His interactions with the bridge crew are funny without being stupid; after gushing about Kirk’s long friendship with Spock, he says, “And Dr. McCoy! Also of long acquaintance,” and then moves on to Uhura:

SPOCK/KOLLOS: And Uhura, whose name means freedom. She walks in beauty, like the night…
MCCOY: That’s not Spock.
SPOCK/KOLLOS: Does it surprise you that I have read Byron, Doctor?
MCCOY: (happily) THAT’S Spock.

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