History Recap / StarTrekS1E9DaggerOfTheMind

27th Jan '17 9:46:47 PM FordPrefect
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The crazy old man is at first believed to be an escaped inmate from Tantalus, but it's discover that he's actually Simon Van Gelder, one of the doctors. Dr. Adams tells Kirk that Dr. Van Gelder pulled a ProfessorGuineaPig while working on a device called the Neural Neutralizer, losing his mind in the process. And would he kindly return him? Bones tells Kirk he smells a rat. Kirk gives Adams some B.S. about how they can't due to some red tape. Adams good naturedly accepts this and cordially invites Kirk down for a visit. Kirk takes him up on this. Bones suggests Kirk take a psychological expert with him. He recommends Dr. Noel. It seems Kirk and Dr. ''Helen'' Noel have met before. Apparently, even in the future office Christmas parties can get out of hand....

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The crazy old man is at first believed to be an escaped inmate from Tantalus, but it's discover discovered that he's actually Simon Van Gelder, one of the doctors. Dr. Adams tells Kirk that Dr. Van Gelder pulled a ProfessorGuineaPig while working on a device called the Neural Neutralizer, losing his mind in the process. And would he kindly return him? Bones tells Kirk he smells a rat. Kirk gives Adams some B.S. about how they can't due to some red tape. Adams good naturedly accepts this and cordially invites Kirk down for a visit. Kirk takes him up on this. Bones suggests Kirk take a psychological expert with him. He recommends Dr. Noel. It seems Kirk and Dr. ''Helen'' Noel have met before. Apparently, even in the future office Christmas parties can get out of hand....
15th Dec '16 7:11:28 PM HeroGal2347
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* SilentSnarker: The [[http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x09hd/daggerofthemindhd229.jpg face Spock makes]] when Noel and Kirk say hello and he realizes he's meeting yet another of his Captain's exes. Which is nothing to his reaction when he bursts into the asylum, phaser at the ready, only to find Kirk planting a kiss on her.

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* SilentSnarker: The [[http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x09hd/daggerofthemindhd229.jpg face Spock makes]] when Noel and Kirk say hello and he realizes he's meeting yet another of his Captain's exes. Which is nothing to his reaction when he bursts into the asylum, phaser at the ready, only to find Kirk planting a kiss on her.her ([[{{Brainwashed}} although that last wasn't exactly Kirk's fault]]).
15th Dec '16 6:13:06 PM eowynjedi
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* SilentSnarker: The [[http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x09hd/daggerofthemindhd229.jpg face Spock makes]] when Noel and Kirk say hello and he realizes he's meeting yet another of his Captain's exes. Which is nothing to his reaction when he bursts into the asylum, phaser at the ready, only to find Kirk planting a kiss on her.
15th Dec '16 6:03:20 PM eowynjedi
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* EmptyShell: Adams uses the Neural Neutralizer to render people into mindless servants.


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: After being pulled away from the high-voltage power control, Noel mimes the classic "swooning damsel" pose. When the orderly moves to apprehend her, she kicks him into the live wires with both feet.
1st Oct '16 8:29:55 PM nemophobic
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* FreakOut: Dr. Van Gelder has the mother of them all! Screaming, raving, crazy eyes, violent outbursts. He shouts "I am not a criminal!" (Yeah, Simon, there was this guy called UsefulNotes/RichardNixon who made the same claim.) Incidentally, the actor needed a four day reprieve after this emotionally taxing role.

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* FreakOut: Dr. Van Gelder has the mother of them all! all. Screaming, raving, crazy eyes, violent outbursts. He shouts "I am not a criminal!" (Yeah, Simon, there was this guy called UsefulNotes/RichardNixon who made the same claim.) Incidentally, the actor needed a four day reprieve after this emotionally taxing role.
1st Oct '16 8:28:47 PM nemophobic
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The crazy old man is at first believed to be an escaped inmate from Tantalus, but to everyone's shock, he's actually Simon Van Gelder, one of the doctors! Dr. Adams tells Kirk that Dr. Van Gelder pulled a ProfessorGuineaPig while working on a device called the Neural Neutralizer, losing his mind in the process. And would he kindly return him? Bones tells Kirk he smells a rat. Kirk gives Adams some B.S. about how they can't due to some red tape. Adams good naturedly accepts this and cordially invites Kirk down for a visit. Kirk takes him up on this. Bones suggests Kirk take a psychological expert with him. He recommends Dr. Noel. It seems Kirk and Dr. ''Helen'' Noel have met before. Apparently, even in the future office Christmas parties can get out of hand....

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The crazy old man is at first believed to be an escaped inmate from Tantalus, but to everyone's shock, it's discover that he's actually Simon Van Gelder, one of the doctors! doctors. Dr. Adams tells Kirk that Dr. Van Gelder pulled a ProfessorGuineaPig while working on a device called the Neural Neutralizer, losing his mind in the process. And would he kindly return him? Bones tells Kirk he smells a rat. Kirk gives Adams some B.S. about how they can't due to some red tape. Adams good naturedly accepts this and cordially invites Kirk down for a visit. Kirk takes him up on this. Bones suggests Kirk take a psychological expert with him. He recommends Dr. Noel. It seems Kirk and Dr. ''Helen'' Noel have met before. Apparently, even in the future office Christmas parties can get out of hand....



* AirVentPassageway: How Dr. Noel makes her escape to find the big ass (eveything in this ep is big ass!) circuit breaker that will turn off the neuralizer.

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* AirVentPassageway: How Dr. Noel makes her escape to find the big ass (eveything in this ep is big ass!) circuit breaker that will turn off the neuralizer.
13th Sep '16 2:07:44 AM CaptEquinox
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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: The original plan was for Spock to hypnotize Van Gelder. NBC's Broadcast Standards office sent a memo that it would be better to have ''Dr.'' [=McCoy=] do this rather than ''Mr.'' Spock unless he could be established to have appropriate credentials. Also, they warned "avoid hypnotizing the viewer". Nimoy thought up the Mind Meld to get around these things. This is why he says "This will not affect you, Doctor, only the person I touch. It is not hypnosis."
13th Sep '16 2:07:16 AM CaptEquinox
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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: The original plan was for Spock to hypnotize Van Gelder. NBC's Broadcast Standards office sent a memo that it would be better to have ''Dr.'' [=McCoy=] do this rather than ''Mr.'' Spock unless he could be established to have appropriate credentials. Also, they warned "avoid hypnotizing the viewer". Nimoy thought up the Mind Meld to get around these things. This is why he says "This will not affect you, Doctor, only the person I touch. It is not hypnosis."
24th Nov '15 3:19:27 PM katrinahood
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* YouLookFamiliar: Woodward would later play Captain Ron Tracey in "The Omega Glory".
1st Nov '15 7:53:43 AM BDA1978
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* BridalCarry: Noel induces an ImagineSpot for Kirk suggesting that he carried her into his quarters this way.

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* BridalCarry: Noel induces an ImagineSpot for Kirk suggesting that he carried her into his quarters this way. It was to remind Kirk of their one night stand after a prior Christmas Party.



* GirlOfTheWeek: Dr. Helen Noel

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Dr. Helen NoelNoel.
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