Monday, 20 May 2013

TOS - 1.10 - The Corbomite Maneuver

Star Trek  - The Corbomite Maneuver
How about this for a poker face?
Who are you calling me a dummy?
There's nothing much that's interesting I could say about this episode except that the moral of the story is, don't judge a book by its cover. Or don't judge the might of a ship by its size (and bubble balls). Some people looks huge and mean, but they're just gentle pussy cats (but don't make them angry, you may not like them when they're angry).

The seat on the front left of Captain is occupied by Sulu while the one on the front right is occupied by a nobody (this was before Chekhov joined the rank). He's usually not given any dialogue. You won't remember him the seconds you finished watching the episode.

In this episode, this nobody crew sitting on Captain's front right has a lot to say. I got the feeling that he might be gone (as in dead) at the end of the episode. Well, I was half right.

The plot revolves around an intergalactic game of poker. And the strategy that both poker players - the Enterprise and the alien ship - employ is the same, bluffing.

It's a light hearted episode (with some tensed suspense). Well, you can't be serious all the time.

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