Trekathon 071: The Mark of Gideon (TOS)

February 8th, 2010

So having dealt so deftly with racism (cough not), Star Trek moves on to Abortion.

A little less heavy handed, perhaps because the answer is a lot more complicated than in the case of racism. More potential than actual achievement, as the episode itself just doesn’t quite do anything with it subject matter. The idea of Kirk wandering around an abandoned Enterprise is an interesting one, but the show makes very little of it really.

As an aside, Season 3 is really seeing the ‘Kirk the horndog’ thing. Kirk has ‘gotten the girl’ in some way in five out of the past six episodes.

71 down, 666 to go. Just 8 episodes left in the The Original Series now. Technically I’m 7 episodes behind, but by minutes I’m back on track again.