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Av Arvid Swedrup - 23 november 2013 21:30

 

I´m really happy for my new Star Trek: TOS phaser! It looks and sounds like it should, and it fits perfectly in my collection. 

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Av Arvid Swedrup - 23 november 2013 18:29


WILLIAM SHATNER´S FAVORITE EPISODE

Name: The Devil In The Dark

Aired in: 1967

Series: TOS

Director: Joseph Pevney

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForrest Kelly and introducing HORTA 


In his book, Star Trek Memories, William Shatner dedicated a whole chapter to his favprite-episode, The Devil In The Dark. During the filming of this episode, William recieved the news about his father´s death. I´m not going to write so much about that, since this is a review of the episoede; I can simply recomend You to buy the book.

It´s an interesting read if you´re a trekker/trekkie. 

 

The episode begins on the mining-planet Janus 6. Something is moving in the deep tunnels- something that seems enjoy burning the miners to death. The Enterprise is called in to solve the situation, and Kirk, Spock and Dr. McCoy beams down to the planet. Kirk is soon put face-to-face with the creature, and gets to learn it´s true motives...

 

This is a deep and tragic episode. The monster (called a Horta), only killed the miners (ans lots ef red-shirts) to protect it´s eggs. The Horta turned out to be a very intelligent creature, with a mind not so different from ours. It only wantet to protect

it´s children, caus that´s what every mother wants to. 

 

This is a very action-filled episode. The technique that was used in the scenes where the Horta kills someone, reminds me of the one that was used in the film Jaws by Stephen Spielberg. You see the whole murder-sequens from the monster´s perspective, causing the excitement and the horror to rise.   

This is a picture from the very powerful and classic scene where Spock connects his mind to the Horta´s mind, so that he can read it´s mind and find out what it wants. Spock was in pain- which is quite un-usual. 

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