Thursday, November 12, 2015

17 to 01: Bread and Circuses

Usually Derek and I have a broad spectrum of topics we cover, but "Bread and Circuses" has a sought and achieved the goal of surpassing us. War versus slavery, the benefits and dangers of television, and the definition of male strength just some of the things this episode touches on.

But we call all agree that Claudius Marcus wandered onto set from Game of Thrones and they just kept him. He's like, right below Khan for villains from The Original Series, right?

Episodes of 17 to 01 are available on iTunes. It updates Thursdays at 01:00 AM CT and Friday nights at 8:30 PM ET / 9:30 CT. We're also amazingly on Stitcher.

1 comment:

SkilTao said...

I did *not* notice the sundial-watch.

Glad I'm not the only one who thought the ep had a lot of potential but turned out a bit slow and awkward. Between the police footage at the beginning and Uhura's "Son not sun" reveal, it definitely looks like commentary on contemporary social movements; of all the ideas that pop up in the ep, the Prime Directive is the only one that doesn't seem to fit the theme.

The Prime Directive has been mentioned in other episodes, but is this the first to lay it out in detail? Interesting if so, that it only got elaborated as a plot device to make the rest of the ep work.