History Recap / StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime

29th Apr '17 9:51:14 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* MurderWater: Contrary to the episode synopsis you just read, the episode itself doesn't have the cause be a virus--that was the retcon used in the "revisiting" to cover the fact that the central premise of "The Naked Time" fell squarely into ScienceMarchesOn: polywater, a kind of high-viscosity, low-freezing point water that would tend to make other water into its own type. It's not actually ''sentient'', but it is extremely dangerous, can move in ways that should be impossible, and is (a type of) water.

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* MurderWater: Contrary to the episode synopsis you just read, the episode itself doesn't have the cause to be a virus--that was the retcon used in the "revisiting" to cover the fact that the central premise of "The Naked Time" fell squarely into ScienceMarchesOn: polywater, a kind of high-viscosity, low-freezing point water that would tend to make other water into its own type. It's not actually ''sentient'', ''sentient,'' but it is extremely dangerous, can move in ways that should be impossible, and is (a type of) water.



* OhNoNotAgain: Kirk's reaction to Lt. Riley's announcement that he is going to sing another [[HollywoodToneDeaf rendition]] of "I'll Take You Home Kathleen".

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* OhNoNotAgain: Kirk's reaction to Lt. Riley's announcement that he is going to sing another [[HollywoodToneDeaf rendition]] of "I'll Take You Home Kathleen".Kathleen."
29th Apr '17 9:46:33 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** {{Lampshaded}}. Lt. Riley claims that Sulu's interest in Botany in [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap "The Man Trap"]] was one of his weekly fads. This week it's fencing.

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** {{Lampshaded}}. Lt. Riley claims that Sulu's interest in Botany botany in [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap "The Man Trap"]] was one of his weekly fads. This week it's fencing.
29th Apr '17 9:45:16 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Chaos engulfs the ship as the virus spreads: crew members act carelessly, laughing maniacs run around the halls painting creepy messages in red paint, Sulu menaces passersby with a fencing sword, and Spock enters a crippling depression. Worst of all, Riley has locked himself in the engine room, hijacking the PA system to make bizarre announcements and advise women on hair and makeup styles, stranding the ship just as the planet is breaking up, threatening the ''Enterprise''. Kirk and Scotty try to break into the engine room while [=McCoy=] cooks up a vaccine. However, by the time Scotty gets the door open, it's revealed that the engines were stopped completely and that restarting them would take more time than the planet has. Desperate, Kirk orders Scotty to... [[{{Technobabble}} do something involving matter/antimatter annihilation]] to get the Enterprise out of the way. Scotty cries that it only has a [[MillionToOneChance 1-in-10,000 chance]] of not blowing them to smithereens (so, naturally, it will work perfectly), but he needs Spock's help. Kirk tries to [[GetAHoldOfYourSelfMan slap Spock out of his funk]], but Spock only recovers when Kirk empathizes with him under the virus's influence and reveals the heavy burden of being Captain of the ''Enterprise''--contrary to popular belief, ''you can never get laid,'' at least not with crew members. [=McCoy=] cures the crew and the ship escapes, but with a strange side-effect: it travels about three days backwards in time, in the series' first instance of time travel.

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Chaos engulfs the ship as the virus spreads: crew members act carelessly, laughing maniacs run around the halls painting creepy messages in red paint, Sulu menaces passersby with a fencing sword, and Spock enters a crippling depression. Worst of all, Riley has locked himself in the engine room, hijacking the PA system to make bizarre announcements and advise women on hair and makeup styles, stranding the ship just as the planet is breaking up, threatening the ''Enterprise''. ''Enterprise.'' Kirk and Scotty try to break into the engine room while [=McCoy=] cooks up a vaccine. However, by the time Scotty gets the door open, it's revealed that the engines were stopped completely and that restarting them would take more time than the planet has. Desperate, Kirk orders Scotty to... [[{{Technobabble}} do something involving matter/antimatter annihilation]] to get the Enterprise out of the way. Scotty cries that it only has a [[MillionToOneChance 1-in-10,000 chance]] of not blowing them to smithereens (so, naturally, it will work perfectly), but he needs Spock's help. Kirk tries to [[GetAHoldOfYourSelfMan slap Spock out of his funk]], but Spock only recovers when Kirk empathizes with him under the virus's influence and reveals the heavy burden of being Captain of the ''Enterprise''--contrary to popular belief, ''you can never get laid,'' at least not with crew members. [=McCoy=] cures the crew and the ship escapes, but with a strange side-effect: it travels about three days backwards in time, in the series' first instance of time travel.



** {{Lampshaded}}. Lt. Riley claims that Sulu's interest in Botany in [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap "The Man Trap"]] was one of his weekly fads. This week it's Fencing.

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** {{Lampshaded}}. Lt. Riley claims that Sulu's interest in Botany in [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap "The Man Trap"]] was one of his weekly fads. This week it's Fencing.fencing.
29th Apr '17 9:43:12 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Back on board the ''Enterprise'', the RedShirt starts acting strangely, in turns belligerent and depressed. He gets into a fight with Sulu and a guy named Lt. Kevin Thomas Riley, brandishes a dinner knife at them, and mildly injures himself. However, when [=McCoy=] operates on him, he dies, seemingly losing his will to live. [=McCoy=] is perplexed, as the victim was in good health and was previously known as a strong-willed individual. The reason for his odd behavior soon becomes apparent: he carried a virus that removes inhibitions (and makes one extremely sweaty, incidentally).

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Back on board the ''Enterprise'', ''Enterprise,'' the RedShirt starts acting strangely, in turns belligerent and depressed. He gets into a fight with Sulu and a guy named Lt. Kevin Thomas Riley, brandishes a dinner knife at them, and mildly injures himself. However, when [=McCoy=] operates on him, he dies, seemingly losing his will to live. [=McCoy=] is perplexed, as the victim was in good health and was previously known as a strong-willed individual. The reason for his odd behavior soon becomes apparent: he carried a virus that removes inhibitions (and makes one extremely sweaty, incidentally).



* DecontaminationChamber: The transporter room is shown to have the ability to decontaminate the outside of isolation suits with some sort(s) of radiation. Of course the sort of radiation that would do that would also, at the least, damage the skin of the people in the suits unless the suits blocked the rays...and unfortunately the idiot who beamed down with Spock had taken off a glove, been contaminated, and then put the glove back on-- thereby making sure the rays would do nothing (not that they'd have done anything against an infection within someone's body anyway).

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* DecontaminationChamber: The transporter room is shown to have the ability to decontaminate the outside of isolation suits with some sort(s) of radiation. Of course the sort of radiation that would do that would also, at the least, damage the skin of the people in the suits unless the suits blocked the rays...and unfortunately the idiot who beamed down with Spock had taken off a glove, been contaminated, and then put the glove back on-- thereby on--thereby making sure the rays would do nothing (not that they'd have done anything against an infection within someone's body anyway).



* DrunkenSong: Riley [[DreadfulMusician sings]] an "ancient Irish favorite".

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* DrunkenSong: Riley [[DreadfulMusician sings]] an "ancient Irish favorite".favorite."
29th Apr '17 9:42:04 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DecontaminationChamber: The transporter room is shown to have the ability to decontaminate the outside of isolation suits with some sort(s) of radiation. Of course the sort of radiation that would do that would also, at the least, damage the skin of the people in the suits unless the suits blocked the rays...and unfortunately the idiot who beamed down with Spock had taken off a glove, been contaminated, and then put the glove back on- thereby making sure the rays would do nothing (not that they'd have done anything against an infection within someone's body anyway).

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* DecontaminationChamber: The transporter room is shown to have the ability to decontaminate the outside of isolation suits with some sort(s) of radiation. Of course the sort of radiation that would do that would also, at the least, damage the skin of the people in the suits unless the suits blocked the rays...and unfortunately the idiot who beamed down with Spock had taken off a glove, been contaminated, and then put the glove back on- on-- thereby making sure the rays would do nothing (not that they'd have done anything against an infection within someone's body anyway).
25th Apr '17 8:36:03 PM jellymouse15
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* SchmuckBait: What exactly did Kirk expect to happen when he touched the end of Sulu's sword?. (There are no euphemisms in the previous sentence, but don't let that stop your imagination.)



* WorldOfHam: Everybody under the influence of the virus starts gobbling up the scenery.

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* WorldOfHam: Everybody under the influence of the virus starts gobbling up the scenery.scenery, nobody better than Riley, though.
25th Apr '17 8:30:47 PM jellymouse15
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* [[SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay Orbits Do Not Work That Way]]: There is no ice-planet's reason in hell that the ''Enterprise'' needs to "spiral down" as the doomed planet shrinks. Are they connected by fishing line or something?
14th Mar '17 7:57:38 PM jellymouse15
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* DrivenToSuicide: Joe Tomerlin, who laments that humanity doesn't belong in space, stabs himself, and then despite receiving prompt medical attention, [[DeathByDespair loses the will to live.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Joe Tomerlin, Tormolen, who laments that humanity doesn't belong in space, stabs himself, and then despite receiving prompt medical attention, [[DeathByDespair loses the will to live.]]
28th Feb '17 10:43:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CurtainClothing: The environmental suits were made from Art Deco shower curtains.


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* DeathByDespair: A RedShirt tries to commit suicide, is stopped before he seriously hurt himself, then dies anyway because he can't summon the will to fight off the minor infection of the wound.
* DecontaminationChamber: The transporter room is shown to have the ability to decontaminate the outside of isolation suits with some sort(s) of radiation. Of course the sort of radiation that would do that would also, at the least, damage the skin of the people in the suits unless the suits blocked the rays...and unfortunately the idiot who beamed down with Spock had taken off a glove, been contaminated, and then put the glove back on- thereby making sure the rays would do nothing (not that they'd have done anything against an infection within someone's body anyway).


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* ThePlague: The disease is apparently non-fatal, but is highly contagious and, in both episodes, adversely affects the crew in the midst of a disaster which could destroy the ship.
29th Jan '17 4:07:33 PM katrinahood
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[floatboxright:
Series: Series/{{Star Trek The Original Series}}\\
Episode: Season 1, Episode 4\\
Title: The Naked Time\\
Previous: Where No Man Has Gone Before\\
Next: The Enemy Within\\
Recapper: {{Tropers/Cue}}]

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[floatboxright:
Series: Series/{{Star Trek The Original Series}}\\
Episode: Season 1, Episode 4\\
Title: The Naked Time\\
Previous: Where No Man Has Gone Before\\
Next: The Enemy Within\\
Recapper: {{Tropers/Cue}}]
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