In that one previous episode! Ad — content continues below. Yar never again worries about her femininity. Crusher and Picard take several more years to properly reconcile their feelings about one another. Even if you forgive the awful drunk acting and horrendous premise, the writing in this episode is abysmal. You have to really work to write something that dumb. Notably, this episode was the first sign we got that the precocious, intelligent and ever-irritating Wesley Crusher was going to turn into a walking plot device, as he manages to outsmart most of the crew and potentially doom the Enterprise at the same time.
What specific TOS episode, if any, is this a reference to?
"The Naked Time"
Written by John D. Black and directed by Marc Daniels , it first aired on September 29, In the episode, a strange, intoxicating infection, which lowers the crew's inhibitions, spreads throughout the Enterprise. As the madness spreads, the entire ship is endangered. Their mission is to observe and document the planet's breakup, and to retrieve a research team stationed on the planet. Spock and Lt junior grade Joe Tormolen beam down and find the researchers' life support system shut down and the team frozen to death—one fully clothed in a shower, another seated at a control console as if nothing was wrong, and one woman who was strangled. Tormolen removes his environmental suit glove to scratch his nose and comes in contact with a strange red liquid. The landing party is beamed back to the ship and examined by Chief Medical Officer Dr.
Out of context it sounds like a bad joke. Oh that crazy Kirk and his buffalo-thinking ways! But in context, the final two lines of "The Man Trap" form a surprisingly melancholy exchange. Our first three episodes of the series proper—full cast in place okay, Walter Koenig won't show up until the second season, but this is as close as we'll get for a while , everybody wearing the appropriate uniforms, Spock finally settling into his expected, stoic self—show Star Trek at its best and worst, mixing grand ideas and grander passions with antiquated sexual politics, bad hair, and in one case, a distractingly familiar storyline. The episodes are sometimes sad, in ways you might not expect; it's not like "salt vampire" is a phrase that lends itself to tragedy. There's a bit in one of Shakespeare's unpublished plays about "yon slumbering saline succubus," but it doesn't scan, and most critics think it's something Harold Bloom stuck in there to screw with our heads.
Watch the video. Title: The Naked Time 29 Sep When Lieutenant Junior Grade Tormolen brings aboard an infection that killed the science team on Psi , the crew of the Enterprise soon find themselves unable to control their most pre-dominant emotions. Soon the entire starship is in a shambles and plummeting toward the self destructing planet. Written by The TV Archaeologist. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates.