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.”