Thursday, July 24, 2014

Trek Thursday: A Piece of the Action

#61: A Piece of the Action

In case you forgot: The Enterprise is sent to do some Prime Directive damage control on a planet  where Chicagoland mob rule is the word of the day.

I feel bad hating this episode so much, because at its heart it really is just naively goofy and the costumes are a welcome change of pace. But try as I might, I just can't ignore poorly implemented parallel Earths in stories. Which is a shame, because the idea of an "action"-crazy ultra capitalist alien society could have been a great story. But making it literally Prohibition era Chicago gangsters? Nope.

Still, Fizzbit.

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