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: Who Mourns for Adonais?
This one genderfails all over the place, with another Marla McGivers-esque officer falling under the spell of a charismatic space asshole, and some lines indicating that maybe the 23rd century isn’t quite as progressive as we’d hope—and it’s basically “The Squire of Gothos” with some bad Greek mythology thrown in—but it’s also pretty funny, so let’s get to the good shit:
Giant Glowing Space Hand: “Captain, that thing’s a giant hand!” “What is it, Mister Spock? Is it … a hand?!” LOL YES IT’S A HAND SHUT UP.
“I invite you all down to join me. Except that guy. His ears are weirding me out.”
Pavel Chekov, king of the smartasses.
“To coin a phrase: fascinating.” BONES
Uhura tinkering under the consoles!
Sulu: “The whole planet, sir?” *Spock stares without flinching* “… Yes, sir. The whole planet.”
“Besides, you stiff-necked thistle head, you could have gotten yourself killed.” AWWWOne additional complaint, actually, is this line: “Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate.” I don’t know anything about Gilbert Ralston, who wrote this episode, but I do know that Gene Roddenberry was a staunch atheist who refused to have a chaplain on board the Enterprise, so I’m thinking he was none too happy about this, either.
In conclusion: is that … A HAND?!?!?
And now, to reward myself for suffering through this: “Amok Time” is next. ALL AMOK TIME, ALL THE TIME, STARTING MONDAY.

TOS: Who Mourns for Adonais?

This one genderfails all over the place, with another Marla McGivers-esque officer falling under the spell of a charismatic space asshole, and some lines indicating that maybe the 23rd century isn’t quite as progressive as we’d hope—and it’s basically “The Squire of Gothos” with some bad Greek mythology thrown in—but it’s also pretty funny, so let’s get to the good shit:

  • Giant Glowing Space Hand: “Captain, that thing’s a giant hand!” “What is it, Mister Spock? Is it … a hand?!” LOL YES IT’S A HAND SHUT UP.
  • “I invite you all down to join me. Except that guy. His ears are weirding me out.”
  • Pavel Chekov, king of the smartasses.
  • “To coin a phrase: fascinating.” BONES
  • Uhura tinkering under the consoles!
  • Sulu: “The whole planet, sir?” *Spock stares without flinching* “… Yes, sir. The whole planet.”
  • “Besides, you stiff-necked thistle head, you could have gotten yourself killed.” AWWW

One additional complaint, actually, is this line: “Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate.” I don’t know anything about Gilbert Ralston, who wrote this episode, but I do know that Gene Roddenberry was a staunch atheist who refused to have a chaplain on board the Enterprise, so I’m thinking he was none too happy about this, either.

In conclusion: is that … A HAND?!?!?

And now, to reward myself for suffering through this: “Amok Time” is next. ALL AMOK TIME, ALL THE TIME, STARTING MONDAY.

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