History Recap / StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed

21st Apr '16 6:37:59 AM Farnham
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Kirk takes in Khan and his men after he finds them floating in space and on the verge of dying when their ship systems fail. Khan returns the favor by [[UngratefulBastard attempting to kill Kirk and take over his ship]].

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Kirk takes in Khan and his men after he finds them floating in space and on the verge of dying when their ship systems fail. Khan returns the favor by [[UngratefulBastard attempting to kill Kirk and take over his ship]]. Much, much later, in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', Chekov calls out Khan for this, pointing out that Khan and his people were marooned precisely because of this.
14th Apr '16 1:29:50 PM strejda
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* ALighterShadeOfBlack: While still an EvilOverlord, Khan is said to have been the most benevolent of all the genetic supermen, ordering no massacres and never waging wars until he was attacked.
21st Mar '16 9:36:52 AM kraas
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* SuperStrength: Khan can crush a phaser in his hands and throw Kirk across the room.

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* SuperStrength: Khan can crush a phaser in his hands hands, pull open the door to his quarters on the ''Enterprise'' unaided, and effortlessly throw Kirk across the room.
18th Mar '16 12:22:18 PM HeraldAlberich
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The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "{{The One With}} Khan".

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The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "{{The One With}} with}} Khan".
18th Mar '16 12:21:21 PM HeraldAlberich
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Series:Series/{{Star Trek The Original Series}}\\

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Series:Series/{{Star Trek The Original Series}}\\Series: ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''\\



Title:"Space Seed"\\
Previous: The Return Of The Archons\\
Next: A Taste Of Armageddon\\

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Title:"Space Title: "Space Seed"\\
Previous: The "The Return Of The Archons\\
of the Archons"\\
Next: A "A Taste Of Armageddon\\of Armageddon"\\



It all begins when the ''Enterprise'' comes across the ''S.S. Botany Bay'', an apparent derelict from [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the 1990s]], which the characters [[AsYouKnow handily remind each other]] was when Earth was nearly destroyed in a world-wide war which was ''[[RetCon not]]'' WorldWarIII. This war was caused by [[ForScience scientists]] creating [[BewareTheSuperman genetically-superior humans]]. These superhumans decided to TakeOverTheWorld, but ultimately ended up fighting amongst themselves.

Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Lt. [=McGivers=] (our GirlOfTheWeek) beam onto the ''Botany Bay'', finding it full of {{Human Popsicle}}s. Ricardo Montalban, who [[FakeNationality we're told is a Sikh]], wakes up and [=McGivers=] falls in LoveAtFirstSight. In Sickbay, he's discovered to be superhuman, holds a knife to [=McCoy's=] throat and says his name is "Khan", but refuses to answer any other question. Kirk decides it's a good idea to let Khan look at all the technical information on the ''Enterprise''. Meanwhile, [=McGivers=] gets to have a rather lame love scene with Khan in which we learn she wears her hair in a 1960s updo (which looks uncannily like a wig) because it's "comfortable."

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It all begins when the ''Enterprise'' comes across the ''S.S.S. Botany ''Botany Bay'', an apparent derelict from [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture the 1990s]], which the characters [[AsYouKnow handily remind each other]] was when Earth was nearly destroyed in a world-wide war which was ''[[RetCon not]]'' WorldWarIII. This war was caused by [[ForScience scientists]] creating [[BewareTheSuperman genetically-superior humans]]. These superhumans decided to TakeOverTheWorld, but ultimately ended up fighting amongst themselves.

Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Lt. [=McGivers=] (our GirlOfTheWeek) beam onto the ''Botany Bay'', finding it full of {{Human Popsicle}}s. Ricardo Montalban, Creator/RicardoMontalban, who [[FakeNationality we're told is a Sikh]], wakes up and [=McGivers=] falls in LoveAtFirstSight. In Sickbay, he's discovered to be superhuman, holds a knife to [=McCoy's=] throat and says his name is "Khan", but refuses to answer any other question. Kirk decides it's a good idea to let Khan look at all the technical information on the ''Enterprise''. Meanwhile, [=McGivers=] gets to have a rather lame love scene with Khan in which we learn she wears her hair in a 1960s updo (which looks uncannily like a wig) because it's "comfortable."




-->'''Spock''': It would be interesting, Captain, to return to that world in a hundred years and [[TitleDrop learn what crop had sprung from the seed you planted today]].\\
'''Kirk''': [[{{Irony}} Yes, Mr. Spock.]] It would indeed.

The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "TheOneWith Khan".

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\n-->'''Spock''': ->'''Spock:''' It would be interesting, Captain, to return to that world in a hundred years and [[TitleDrop learn what crop had sprung from the seed you planted today]].\\
'''Kirk''': '''Kirk:''' [[{{Irony}} Yes, Mr. Spock.]] It would indeed.

The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "TheOneWith "{{The One With}} Khan".



* [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard on the Enterprise]]: Kirk and his crew have to sneak through the ''Enterprise'' to undermine Khan and his followers.
* EvilCounterpart: A reason Khan became so popular, he is a perfect match for Kirk in both fighting prowess and strategic capability.

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* [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard on the Enterprise]]: DieHardOnAnX: Kirk and his crew have to sneak through the ''Enterprise'' to undermine Khan and his followers.
* EvilCounterpart: A reason One of the reasons Khan became so popular, popular; he is a perfect match for Kirk in both fighting prowess and strategic capability.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Khan, a superstrong megalomaniac is being held in a room with ''one'' guard outside the door. He busts out and flattens the guard in short order. At least in the resulting trial, the RedShirt bailiffs are too smart to allow that stunt again and have multiple ones holding him at phaser point to make sure he behaves himself.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Khan, a superstrong megalomaniac megalomaniac, is being held in a room with ''one'' guard outside the door. He busts out and flattens the guard in short order. At least in the resulting trial, the RedShirt bailiffs are too smart to allow that stunt again and have multiple ones holding him at phaser point to make sure he behaves himself.



* [[ICantLookGesture "I Can't Look" Gesture]]: Uhura turns off the viewing screen [[ForcedToWatch on which Khan is showing them Kirk suffocating.]]

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* [[ICantLookGesture "I Can't Look" Gesture]]: ICantLookGesture: Uhura turns off the viewing screen [[ForcedToWatch on which Khan is showing them Kirk suffocating.]]



* NostalgiaFilter: Pointed out by Spock {{in-universe}}. The human command crew view Khan through distant centuries, remembering him from their history classes fondly as the least evil of the Eugenics Wars' genetic supermen and they have the impression he was 'firm but fair'. Spock has a different and, it turns out, more accurate perspective that Khan was still a ruthless tyrant. This is probably meant to reflect how people romanticize historical figures like Napoleon and, indeed, Genghis Khan, as well as the old saw that Mussolini 'made the trains run on time'. (In fact, [=McGivers=] lovingly lists Napoleon as one of the figures whom Khan reminds her of.)

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* NostalgiaFilter: Pointed out by Spock {{in-universe}}.InUniverse. The human command crew view Khan through distant centuries, remembering him from their history classes fondly as the least evil of the Eugenics Wars' genetic supermen and they have the impression he was 'firm but fair'. Spock has a different and, it turns out, more accurate perspective that Khan was still a ruthless tyrant. This is probably meant to reflect how people romanticize historical figures like Napoleon and, indeed, Genghis Khan, as well as the old saw that Mussolini 'made the trains run on time'. (In fact, [=McGivers=] lovingly lists Napoleon as one of the figures whom Khan reminds her of.)



* PutOnABus: Kahn and his followers. [[TheBusCameBack It came back]], [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan though]].

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* PutOnABus: Kahn and his followers. [[TheBusCameBack It came back]], [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan though]].



* TheSocialDarwinist: This is Khan ''full stop'' - and a large part of the reason he is so horrible.

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* TheSocialDarwinist: This is Khan ''full stop'' - and stop''--and a large part of the reason he is so horrible.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The establishment of the Eugenics Wars in the 1990s naturally caused the franchise some problems when it was still going strong [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E8FuturesEnd when the decade actually came around]]. One of the novels makes a truly heroic effort to fit it into real history, explaining how the wars could have happened with no one knowing about them.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture:
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The establishment of the Eugenics Wars in the 1990s naturally caused the franchise some problems when it was still going strong [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E8FuturesEnd when the decade actually came around]]. One of the novels makes a truly heroic effort to fit it into real history, explaining how the wars could have happened with no one knowing about them.



* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Kirk uses several wrestling moves against Khan in their climactic fight. A piece of FridgeBrilliance; Khan is superhumanly strong and tough and is able to NoSell direct strikes, but he still only weighs as much as a normal human and can still be grappled and thrown.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Kirk uses several wrestling moves against Khan in their climactic fight. A piece of FridgeBrilliance; Khan is superhumanly strong and tough and is able to NoSell direct strikes, but he still only weighs as much as a normal human and can still be grappled and thrown.thrown.
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18th Mar '16 12:12:34 PM HeraldAlberich
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* IdiotBall: Hey Kirk, really think it's a good idea to let the superpowered stranger get complete access to the technical blueprints of the ship?
8th Mar '16 9:13:30 AM strejda
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** That said, Kirk argues that they may admire him but are still aware of who he is. Given that episode ends with Kirk exiling him on a uncivilized planet, preventing him from harming anyone but still giving him a chance to create civilization on his terms, the story arguably supports his view of Khan more than Spock's.

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** That said, Kirk argues that they may admire him on some level but are still aware of who he is. Given that episode ends with Kirk exiling him on a uncivilized planet, preventing him from harming anyone but still giving him a chance to create civilization on his terms, the story arguably supports his view of Khan more than Spock's.
8th Mar '16 9:12:58 AM strejda
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** That said, Kirk argues that they may admire him but are still aware of who he is. Given that episode ends with Kirk exiling him on a uncivilized planet, preventing him from harming anyone but still giving him a chance to create civilization on his terms, episode
arguably supports his view of Khan more than Spock's.

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** That said, Kirk argues that they may admire him but are still aware of who he is. Given that episode ends with Kirk exiling him on a uncivilized planet, preventing him from harming anyone but still giving him a chance to create civilization on his terms, episode
the story arguably supports his view of Khan more than Spock's.
8th Mar '16 9:11:59 AM strejda
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** That said, Kirk argues that they may admire him but are still aware of who he is. Given that episode ends with Kirk exiling him on a uncivilized planet, preventing him from harming anyone but still giving him a chance to create civilization on his terms, episode
arguably supports his view of Khan more than Spock's.
27th Jan '16 9:45:07 PM kittenmommy
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* PutOnABus: Kahn and his followers. [[TheBusCameBack It came back]], [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan though]].



* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Kirk uses several wrestling moves against Khan in their climactic fight. A piece of FridgeBrilliance; Khan is superhumanly strong and tough and is able to NoSell direct strikes, but he still only weighs as much as a normal human and can still be grappled and thrown.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Kirk uses several wrestling moves against Khan in their climactic fight. A piece of FridgeBrilliance; Khan is superhumanly strong and tough and is able to NoSell direct strikes, but he still only weighs as much as a normal human and can still be grappled and thrown.
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