History Recap / StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed

3rd Dec '17 10:35:39 AM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width-right:331:[[AVillainNamedKhan Khan Noonian Singh]]. [[AffablyEvil Charming. Sociable.]] [[EvilOverlord Tortures people that don't give him what he wants.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:331:[[AVillainNamedKhan Khan Noonian Singh]]. [[AffablyEvil Charming. Sociable.]] [[EvilOverlord Tortures people that who don't give him what he wants.]]]]]]]]



Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Lt. [=McGivers=] (our GirlOfTheWeek) beam onto the ''Botany Bay'', finding it full of {{Human Popsicle}}s. Creator/RicardoMontalban, who [[FakeNationality we're told is Indian]], 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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Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Lt. Marla [=McGivers=] (our GirlOfTheWeek) beam onto the ''Botany Bay'', finding it full of {{Human Popsicle}}s. Creator/RicardoMontalban, who [[FakeNationality we're told is Indian]], 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."
21st Nov '17 5:58:18 AM ClintEastwood
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* AbsenteeActor: Sulu doesno't appear in this episode. He was replaced by Makee K. Blaisdell as Lt. Spinelli.
* AllThereInTheScript: In the original script, the Botany Bay's log stated that the ship was originally headed for the Tau Ceti star system. Examination of the ship reveals a damaged steering system, which has sent the Botany Bay careening off-course into deep space.
13th Oct '17 10:21:24 AM Premonition45
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* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: At first glance, it seems like another example of episodic 60's-era TV: a bad guy named Khan tries to take over the Enterprise, Kirk outwits him and exiles him and his followers to an uninhabited planet, life goes on. Then Khan returns in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', and the ensuing events greatly influence the rest of the TOS-era movies and set up some plot points for the subsequent Trek TV series and the reboot movies.
23rd Sep '17 4:49:32 PM ultimomant
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Khan's female followers all wear form fitting bodysuits, but no shoes.



* ObviousStuntDouble: The fight between Creator/RicardoMontalban's stuntman and whoever was doubling for Creator/WilliamShatner

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* ObviousStuntDouble: The fight between Creator/RicardoMontalban's stuntman and whoever was doubling for Creator/WilliamShatnerCreator/WilliamShatner.



** In contrast, the ''Star Trek: Khan'' comic miniseries dispels all pretense and pushes it straight into AlternateHistory, depicting Khan and his followers [[spoiler: nuking Washington DC and Moscow... IN 1992!]]

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** In contrast, the ''Star Trek: Khan'' comic miniseries dispels all pretense and pushes it straight into AlternateHistory, depicting Khan and his followers [[spoiler: nuking Washington DC and Moscow... IN 1992!]]1992!
31st Aug '17 1:37:19 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Lt. [=McGivers=] (our GirlOfTheWeek) beam onto the ''Botany Bay'', finding it full of {{Human Popsicle}}s. 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."

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Kirk, Bones, Scotty and Lt. [=McGivers=] (our GirlOfTheWeek) beam onto the ''Botany Bay'', finding it full of {{Human Popsicle}}s. Creator/RicardoMontalban, who [[FakeNationality we're told is a Sikh]], Indian]], 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."
9th Aug '17 9:24:47 PM wyattte
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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Kirk, Bones and Scotty give Spock a good shake when they admit a certain admiration for Khan, even if they still acknowledge he's evil.



* DeathGlare: One of Khan's {{Mook}}s [[WouldHitAGirl smacks Uhura]] when she hesitates to carry out Khan's order. Good thing Marla intervenes, because by the looks of Uhura's face, she was about to seriously beat that guy's ass.



* EvilOverlord: Khan.

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* EvilOverlord: Khan.Khan, with charisma to spare. You think this episode is bad, wait'll you see ''Wrath Of Khan!''


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* WouldHitAGirl: Khan ''and'' his underlings.
15th Jul '17 5:59:21 PM ClintEastwood
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* ObviousStuntDouble: The fight between Creator/RicardoMontalban's stuntman and whoever was doubling for Creator/WilliamShatner
20th May '17 6:54:33 AM StarTropes
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[[caption-width-right:331:Khan Noonian Singh. [[AffablyEvil Charming. Sociable.]] [[EvilOverlord Tortures people that don't give him what he wants.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:331:Khan [[caption-width-right:331:[[AVillainNamedKhan Khan Noonian Singh.Singh]]. [[AffablyEvil Charming. Sociable.]] [[EvilOverlord Tortures people that don't give him what he wants.]]]]



* InstantSedation: Of the gas variety. Khan escapes the briefing room before it can affect him.

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* InstantSedation: Of the gas variety. Khan escapes the briefing room before it can affect him. Scotty also escapes, but clearly got a mouthful and is noticeably weakened.


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* TakingYouWithMe: With Khan's plan to take the ''Enterprise'' going south, he activates the SelfDestructMechanism, forcing Kirk to take him out and shut the sequence down.
3rd May '17 12:09:59 AM SolidTrig
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* ObviouslyEvil: Khan might as well have "Supervillain" stamped on his forehead.
13th Mar '17 3:19:27 PM LtFedora
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* NostalgiaFilter: Pointed out by Spock 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.)

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* NostalgiaFilter: Pointed out by Spock 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 saying 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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