Thursday, October 29, 2015

17 to 01: Obsession

Hey, we're skipping three episodes ahead while I fix some audio on "The Changeling," "Wolf in the Fold," and "Mirror, Mirror."

Like "The Changeling," there are a few good ideas here that are picked off and used better in later episodes. That this episode's greatest claim to fame is the second-greatest number of red shirts killed says a lot about it.

Does Kirk feel too bad about dead crewmen, or does he not feel too bad enough?

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SkilTao said...

Warp fields are space warps, and space warps = gravity, right? So: FTL via gravity.

"Ensign, you'll get no special treatment on this ship." Lie #1
"It has changed course before, to trick us." Lie #2
"Evidence indicates the creature is here to spawn." Lie #3
--you mentioned rewrites and behind-the-scenes conflict; this ep does seem like it's a bit patched-together.

I wonder if this Farragut was the namesake for FanPro's 3057:Revised Farragut.

VanVelding said...

I think it's a matter of convergent naming. David Farragut is a US Civil War commander which means that there's at least 2 Star Trek ships that bear his name and no less than 2,317 things in Battletech are named after him.

SkilTao said...

Okay, yeah, that makes more sense.