Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Star Trek: The Original Series - Episode 9: Dagger of the Mind

Episode 9 - Dagger of the Mind
  • Tantalus Penal Colony
  • Red shirts are such N00Bs. You need the Captain to help transfer cargo? Strike 1!
  • Didn't check the cargo and a crazy guy climbed out? Strike 2!
  • What kind of research are you doing on this Tantalus Penal Colony?
  • They're not cage colonies. . . they're resort colonies. 
  • Research = Violent Offender
  • One red shirt screws up. . . all red shirts will suffer!
  • "Where there is no emotion, there is no motive for violence."
  • Why isn't the Bridge more secure? Every violent schmuck of an offender gets on the Bridge.
  • Spock is creeping over with a neck-pinch. I saw him!
  • NO KIRK!!! NEVER GLANCE AT THE GUY OVER THE SHOULDER!! That's a rookie mistake.
  • These ID tapes are brilliant! So much helpful information.
  • Experimental colony for the mentally unstable. 
  • For goodness sake, woman, I remember! Let's keep this professional. The Christmas Party was a long time ago.
  • Surprise elevator! Forcing uncomfortable moments to become more uncomfortable.
  • Women don't need titles. We'll stroke your male egos with those titles, since anything else would be inappropriate.
  • So they cannot remember things and if they do, they will experience the most severe pain ever! It seems to be more of a hypnosis strategy that some new research.
  • Ancient Vulcan technique! YES! THERE IT IS!
  • Requires I make pressure changes to your nerves and change blood flow? Woah, that's crazy! 
  • It's NOT hypnosis, btw. . . this Vulcan Mind Meld!
  • Minds sharing the same thoughts, but this isn't how I remember seeing the Mind Meld in later versions. 
  • Wow. . . chick doctors are defensive for all the wrong reasons.
  • Reveals that he erases memories and puts his own thoughts there.
  • "Yes Captain, I know my profession."
  • No reputable organization would have women wear such incredibly short skirts and hope to have a positive work environment.
  • Christmas Parties, even in the future. Good to know!
  • 2 Phaser Forms. Gun and Remote Control.
  • He died alone, with only silence. No one was there to help him. He died of loneliness.
  • Moody Kirk. Contemplative Kirk.
There is only one person to make an MST3K connection and not only were his parts minor in the episode, but the roles he played in the two films used on MST3K are minor as well. A connection nonetheless.

Lou Elias (Inmate Guard) was in Episode 319: War of the Colossal Beast as a soldier. He was also in Episode 509: The Girl in Lover's Lane.

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