Thursday, August 20, 2015

17 to 01: The City on the Edge of Forever

Oh my gods, Derek does not instantly and deeply love this episode. How does a person not love every part of "City on the Edge of Forever"? The only thing that makes this easier is the eventual appearance of c. 1930's coffee cups.

I'm not kidding about not being familiar with Harlan Ellison. Anyone who is a fan, what I can I read to familiarize myself with him?

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SkilTao said...

Derek noticed that the woman conducts herself sort of aristocratically--when Kirk and Spock first pop up, they're way cleaner than the other people in her shelter, and also conduct themselves sort of aristocratically. That might play into why she trusts them so quickly.

Putting a phaser on overload is as easy as pocket-dialing.

You can break your neck falling down a body-length set of stairs, it all depends how you hit your neck. Which reminds me: McCoy chopping that transporter engineer in the neck? Legit move, painful and disorienting.

McCoy saves the woman = Nazis win = origin of the Terran Empire goatee universe? I wonder if Nazi victory preempted the Eugenics Wars, or any other catastrophic conflicts Kirk would've been tempted to prevent.

It's interesting that Star Trek would do an episode which can be read as using the "needs of the many vs. needs of the few" principle to (essentially) justify the assassination of innocent yet inconvenient popular figures.

VanVelding said...

I NEED the plot point where someone pocket-dials a phaser to overload.

I always assumed that in the Mirror Universe, all conflicts end up better for the guy who's more evil and all technological progress is fueled by war. Y'know, the same worldview as any 14-year-old boy. Or whoever is writing the NuTrek these days. BAM!

...huh. I never thought about it that way. MLK doesn't die until 1968. Before the series ends. God damn, I gotta work more history into these things.