Air Date: 02.21.1969
Sweet mother of mercy, who’s fucking idea was this episode? This stupid nonsensical and now hopelessly dated idiotic venture into the final frontier of ridiculousness? This brainless foray into counterculture that is a black mark on all things Trekinian?
Where do I even start? Where do start commenting on this vast black hole of suck? How do I even begin talking about how awful the characters, story, and situations are? How do I even touch on how off the established characters were? What about that body at the end with the strumming guitar finger? The failed biblical imagery? The episode so bad that if you watch it from beginning to end, you will actually de-evolve?
Forget “Spock’s Brain,” forget everything that all the nerds have said about Voyager or Enterprise… this is the stupidest Star Trek episode of all time.
Perhaps I’m going about this the wrong way. Maybe I should just tell you what actually worked in this episode.
Interesting Fact: The original draft of this episode was much different than what appeared on screen. The original script dealt with McCoy and his granddaughter, Joanna, with Kirk, not Chekov, falling in love with her. The script was heavily rewritten and the McCoy angle was dropped, but several novelists have used the initial idea for their books.
“Gonna crack my knuckles and jump for joy! I got a clean bill of health from Dr. McCoy!”
– Adam… GODDAMMIT, JUST FUCKING DIE!!!!
Just… fuck you, okay?