“Where No Man Has Gone Before”

48 years ago tonight the first episode of Star Trek aired. Spock wore gold, Scotty wore peach, and Captain Kirk’s middle initial was R. Still, I gotta say, this was one hell of an episode. One of my favorites.

I’m watching this episode as I write this, and I am cracking up. I forgot how much Spock yells. Every status update and order confirmation on the bridge is shouted like he’s in a room full of loud machinery. Which he isn’t. It wouldn’t be so hilarious, but NONE of the other actors are playing along. Not one. He’s just shouting in a room full of people talking normally.

“Space chess, bitches. I gots the brain skillz.”