And Season 3 swings straight back into mediocre.
The episode isn’t all bad. The B-plot, with Spock, Scotty and McCoy on the Enterprise is quite good. But the scenes with the amnesiac Kirk (“Kirok”) down on the planets are dull, badly written, and badly acted. I haven’t wanted to hit the fast forward button more in the 58 episodes I’ve watched so far.
I don’t like the amnesia plot – without clever writing it’s really just an excuse for the actor to play someone else for a change. There certainly wasn’t anything interesting done with the plot here.
58 down, 679 to go.