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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "The Empath" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "The Empath"
Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are captured and tortured -- and so are the viewers. The TOS Rewatch meets "The Empath."

An excerpt:
But ultimately, it’s a lot of really bad acting by William Shatner, who looks ridiculous when the Vians use their slow-motion gun on him, and even more so when he’s being tortured while making sure we get to see his manly manly chest. Kathryn Hays has her moments, mostly in closeup, as she has a very expressive face, but her body language and gestures border on the comical. And as with far too many episodes this season, there’s not enough story for an hour, giving us way too much padding, particularly during the climax where we’re subjected to endless scenes of Kirk and Spock standing in the force field, Gem gesticulating bizarrely, McCoy lying around covered in bruise makeup, and the Vians just staring blandly ahead over and over again.

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