Thursday, September 18, 2014

Trek Thursday: The Gamesters of Triskelion

#55: The Gamesters Of Triskelion

In case you forgot: Uhura, Kirk, and Chekov are abducted by brains-in-cages that collect specimens for their own gladiatorial amusement.

Putting gladiator-style combat into a credible sci-fi scenario is more credible of an idea than just a parallel Earth stuck in Roman times. Not that I'm naming any episode in particular...

I think, in a lot of ways, this episode is pure Star Trek stereotype. You've got dopey fight choreography, aliens who have ~evolved beyond the need for their brains~, Kirk romancing a green-skinned (or green-haired, in this case) space babe, and Chekov's accent. But beyond the stereotypical trappings there's not a whole lot interesting or unusual going on here. It's certainly not an episode that merits rewatching.

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