August 11th, 2015

TOS Rewatch

Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "The Return of the Archons"

Sulu, O'Neil, McCoy, and Galloway are of the body! But Kirk and Spock aren't, and they must stop Landru. The TOS Rewatch awaits "The Return of the Archons."

An excerpt:
Then we have the endless asking what Landru is without any kind of response, and constant repetition of stock phrases before we finally get to the climax, where Kirk convinces the computer that creativity is necessary for life, a specious argument that somehow makes Landru go tits-up in a puff of illogic. It’s the birth of two of Star Trek‘s most egregious clichés, the world-running computer and Kirk talking a computer to death, and while the former has potential (that the episode wastes), the latter is hilariously pathetic, as there is nothing in Kirk’s questioning of Landru that is in any way convincing as enough to make the computer go blooey.
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