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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "The Mark of Gideon" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "The Mark of Gideon"
Trek manages the impressive feat of doing a story about overpopulation by showing lots of empty Enterprise corridors. Sure. But hey, Kirk gets the whole ship to himself and a hot chick... The TOS Rewatch is hit by "The Mark of Gideon."

An excerpt:
Hodin brings Kirk to the council chambers and explains the situation: Gideon’s atmosphere is germ-free, and the people suffer no disease, are able to regenerate, and grow to extreme old age. It has resulted in horrible overpopulation, as they also believe life is sacred—and apparently they’ve never heard of condoms and diaphragms. (More invasive birth control wouldn’t work, thanks to their regenerative capabilities.)

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