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Star Trek 3.22 (The Savage Curtain)

Nathan Jung(Ghengis Khan)
Carol Daniels Dement (Zora)
Arell Blanton (Lt. Dickerson)
Phillip Pine (Col. Green)
Barry Atwater(Surak)
Robert Herron(Kahless)
Lee Bergere (Abraham Lincoln)

Writer: Arthur Heinemann, Gene Roddenberry

Some rock creatures want to pitch good against evil.  They trick Kirk and Spock down with a fake Abraham Lincoln, join with a fake Surak (a Vulcan historical character) and fight some evil characters from history.  Just like in the first season episode Arena the crew of the Enterprise get to watch what happens on the bridge.  When Kirk refuses to fight the rock monsters somehow trigger a problem in engineering that will destroy the Enterprise in a few hours.

It goes quite quickly (thankfully) but not a lot really happens in this episode.  As far as I know this is the first mention of Surak (who I am sure gets mentioned in future versions of the show) and we also meet legendary Klingon warrior Kahless, who we hear about in the future and get to see in The Next Generation.  So this episode does show us two characters that have a bearing on future shows.

That is the only thing that this episode offers.  The rock creature is embarrassing, the story pointless.  I can’t be bothered to say more.  This is awful.

Crew Deaths: 0
Total Crew Deaths So Far: 52
Score: 3/10


May 23, 2008 - Posted by | historical characters, klingons, vulcans |

1 Comment »

  1. The whole story felt “worn out” and is one big cliche. It is indeed awful.

    Comment by DPC | May 13, 2010 | Reply

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