1.14 : The Galileo Seven.

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Another crazy Starfleet official -- Galactic High Commissioner Ferris, another shuttle almost wrecked -- as the Galileo crash lands on planet Taurus II and another miracle from Scotty -- as he uses the crew's phasers as an emergency take off fuel supply.

Spock is unable to accept that the creature's reactions are based on illogical bestial motivations, and this gives insight into Spock's character. The role of Yeoman Mears was created to replace Janice Rand.
 

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What I found worst was when Kirk set the Enterprise on course for its original destination after the shuttle crew were rescued, but only at Warp Factor 1.

Not much urgency there.
 

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Is there any episode that has more badgering of Spock than this one? Wow, what a pile-on.

I liked this one quite a lot when I was a youngster -- always did like that element of threat from monsters. I wonder when it was that I first consciously noted how pathetic the spear-tosses tend to be. The sights we get of them/it aren't very impressive, either. But I liked those glimpses plenty when I was a kid.

Also -- it seemed to me this episode keeps the ultra-short skirts of the women's uniforms in evidence more than just about any other. On my most recent watching of the episode, I found myself wondering if that was intentional -- almost as if to distract viewers from some of the weaknesses of the episode. Of course, the abbreviated mini-skirt effect was itself a weakness. The little velour panty looks silly. Here's an example, though from a different episode ("Dagger of the Mind").

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What I found worst was when Kirk set the Enterprise on course for its original destination after the shuttle crew were rescued, but only at Warp Factor 1.

Not much urgency there.

That was the point -- Kirk wanted to dawdle to give the landing party a chance to be rescued.
 

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The problem I have with Spock in this one is he didn't allow for the use of deadly force defend themselves against the giant ape creatures that were attacking the party, Had they done so, they wouldn't have lost anybody.
 

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Is there any episode that has more badgering of Spock than this one?

I find his ineffective leadership to be an unconvincing aspect of the plot. He went through officer training, has seen how Kirk leads, and is a studious fellow. His not understanding how to direct his crew I find implausible.
 

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I find his ineffective leadership to be an unconvincing aspect of the plot. He went through officer training, has seen how Kirk leads, and is a studious fellow. His not understanding how to direct his crew I find implausible.

As ex-military, I took away something quite different: The rest of the crew on that shuttle should be put forth on charges of insubordination!
 
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As ex-military, I took away something quite different: The rest of the crew on that shuttle should be put forth on charges of insubordination!

They should left Spock behind.
 

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They should left Spock behind.

Kind of difficult to do, seeing as how he was driving.

Plus, he was in command. Questioning everything he said and did is insubordination - and you wanted them to add mutiny?
 
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Kind of difficult to do, seeing as how he was driving.

Plus, he was in command. Questioning everything he said and did is insubordination - and you wanted them to add mutiny?

They should have thrown him to the giant apes and told Captain Kirk that Spock heroically decided to stay behind so that everyone on the Galileo 7 could survive. :D
 

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They should have thrown him to the giant apes and told Captain Kirk that Spock heroically decided to stay behind so that everyone on the Galileo 7 could survive. :D

So, do you hate all Vulcans, or just Spock?

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Yeah this was a good one. I found that only getting glimpses of the apes worked very well. Unlike the rubber lizard suit. Spock's gamble once they achieved orbit was very un Spock, but worked well.
 

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Ah yes. His logical explanation didn't fool anyone. He explained it something like. 'I examined the problem from all angles and clearly our situation was hopeless. So the only logical course of action had to be one of desperation.' Relying on memory here folks so bear with me.
 

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As ex-military, I took away something quite different: The rest of the crew on that shuttle should be put forth on charges of insubordination!
Even as a non military person I have always thought that.
 

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