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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "Once Upon a Planet" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "Once Upon a Planet"
It's another sequel, as the Enterprise revisits the planet from "Shore Leave," with equally mixed results as the last time. The TOS Rewatch goes "Once Upon a Planet."

An excerpt:
If I hadn’t known that Menville and Janson were animation writing veterans, I would have pegged them for newbies who didn’t know their way around a half-hour animated action-adventure show, because so many parts of this episode drag needlessly, from the too-long establishing shot of the planet before Sulu, McCoy, and Uhura beam down to the even-more-too-long sequences with the Enterprise malfunctions. (It doesn’t help that the episode grinds to a halt every time M’Ress speaks, since Majel Barrett has her talk so slowly that she sounds like she’s doped up on Quaaludes, plus every line of dialogue must be followed by a purr.)

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