History Recap / StarTrekS2E1AmokTime

29th Jan '17 4:17:13 PM katrinahood
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Series:Series/{{Star Trek The Original Series}}\\
Episode: Season 2, Episode 1\\
Title:"Amok Time"\\
Previous: Operation Annihilate\\
Next: Who Mourns For Adonais\\
Recapper: Synjo Deonecros]
13th Jan '17 4:51:20 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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We start off with [=McCoy=] catching Kirk on his rounds to talk about how un-Vulcanlike Spock's been for the past couple of days. Kirk at first dismisses [=McCoy=]'s worries as being nothing...until another ill-fated attempt by Nurse Chapel to gain his eye causes Spock to throw a temper tantrum, catching everyone by surprise. Unfortunately, the green-blooded primadonna refuses to let in on what's causing his behavior, only demanding leave on his home planet.

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We start off with [=McCoy=] catching Kirk on his rounds to talk about how un-Vulcanlike Spock's been for the past couple of days. Kirk at first dismisses [=McCoy=]'s worries as being nothing... until another ill-fated attempt by Nurse Chapel to gain his eye causes Spock to throw a temper tantrum, catching everyone by surprise. Unfortunately, the green-blooded primadonna refuses to let in on what's causing his behavior, only demanding leave on his home planet.



* BlatantLies: Spock's reaction at the end of the episode. He was ''not'' "on the verge of...an emotional display"; he was simply pleased that Starfleet had not lost one of its finest officers. [=McCoy=] {{lampshade}}s how poorly the Vulcan's lies stand up.
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': Of course, Mr. Spock, [[SarcasmMode your reaction was quite logical]]...[[{{Not}} In a pig's eye!]]

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* BlatantLies: Spock's reaction at the end of the episode. He was ''not'' "on the verge of... an emotional display"; he was simply pleased that Starfleet had not lost one of its finest officers. [=McCoy=] {{lampshade}}s how poorly the Vulcan's lies stand up.
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': Of course, Mr. Spock, [[SarcasmMode your reaction was quite logical]]...logical]]. ...[[{{Not}} In a pig's eye!]]



* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Of the verbal variety. When Spock begs T'Pau to keep Kirk out of the combat, she responds, " It is said thy Vulcan blood is thin. Art thee Vulcan, or art thee human?"

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* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Of the verbal variety. When Spock begs T'Pau to keep Kirk out of the combat, she responds, " It "It is said thy Vulcan blood is thin. Art thee Vulcan, or art thee human?"



--> T'Pau...thee has the power. I plead with thee. I beg...

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--> T'Pau... thee has the power. I plead with thee. I beg...beg....
20th Nov '16 1:26:32 AM Xtifr
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* YeOldeButcheredEnglish: Writer Theodore Sturgeon apparently wanted to show that the Vulcan language, or at least an older form of it, had separate second-person singular and plural forms (as French does with "tu" and "vous"). They showed this by using the archaic second-person familiar pronoun "thee" for "you". But T'Pau, the one character to use these formal archaisms, used "thee" even when "thou" would have been the correct word. Even if Vulcan used the same word for both pronouns (as modern English does with "you"), the translator should have been programmed to recognize the difference between subjective and objective pronouns. As it was, formal Vulcan as rendered by Celia Lovsky sounded more like Quaker 'plain speech'. If thou art the subject of a sentence then the object of the sentence wouldst be thee.

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* YeOldeButcheredEnglish: Writer Theodore Sturgeon Creator/TheodoreSturgeon apparently wanted to show that the Vulcan language, or at least an older form of it, had separate second-person singular and plural forms (as French does with "tu" and "vous"). They showed this by using the archaic second-person familiar pronoun "thee" for "you". But T'Pau, the one character to use these formal archaisms, used "thee" even when "thou" would have been the correct word. Even if Vulcan used the same word for both pronouns (as modern English does with "you"), the translator should have been programmed to recognize the difference between subjective and objective pronouns. As it was, formal Vulcan as rendered by Celia Lovsky sounded more like Quaker 'plain speech'. If thou art the subject of a sentence then the object of the sentence wouldst be thee.
31st Aug '16 10:19:37 PM Premonition45
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Upon returning to the ''Enterprise'', Spock starts detailing his plans to leave Starfleet when Kirk suddenly walks in.
3rd Jul '16 4:54:47 PM HeroGal2347
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* CoolOldLady: T'Pau is an ''archetype''. Few television shows ''ever'' have portrayed a woman of such advanced age (according to canon, she's 145, with Celia herself 70 at the time) in such an exalted position of power -- aside from QueenVicky or [[HMTheQueen her descendants]]. You're looking at the gal who once told the Federation Council what they could do with their invitation, and who with a simple phone call to Starfleet Command saved Kirk from getting busted down to Spaceman Third Class for his hijacking of the Big E to take Spock home. ''All of Vulcan in one package.''
20th Jun '16 10:09:57 PM CaptEquinox
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It turns out that Spock has hit that time of the decade where Vulcans need to mate, lest their suddenly raging hormones kill them. Kirk, sympathetic, tries to talk to Starfleet about a quick detour to Vulcan, but his refusal to go into Vulcan reproductive habits (why no one in the Federation didn't know about them until now, what with Vulcans being one of the ''founding members'' of the organization and all, I have no idea) doesn't convince them. [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Kirk, having made his own assessment of the situation, decides they can do without the Enterprise for a bit and heads to Vulcan anyway.]]

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It turns out that Spock has hit that time of the decade where Vulcans need to mate, lest their suddenly raging return home and mate. If he can't, the massively elevated levels of adrenaline and other hormones will kill them.him within a week. Kirk, sympathetic, tries to talk to Starfleet about a quick detour to Vulcan, but his refusal to go into Vulcan reproductive habits (why no one in the Federation didn't know about them until now, what with Vulcans being one of the ''founding members'' of the organization and all, I have no idea) doesn't convince them. [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Kirk, having made his own assessment of the situation, decides they can do without the Enterprise for a bit and heads to Vulcan anyway.]]
27th May '16 3:08:14 PM wyattte
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But wait! Turns out, Kirk isn't dead! Yes, the substance [=McCoy=] gave him during the battle was actually some AppliedPhlebotinum which allowed Kirk to simulate death. The episode ends with Spock barely catching himself from having a joygasm over Kirk's survival, and Kirk and [=McCoy=] having a good tease over it. Meanwhile, T'Pau covers for Kirk's shenanigans, saving him from another court martial.

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But wait! Turns out, [[NotQuiteDead Kirk isn't dead! dead!]] Yes, the substance [=McCoy=] gave him during the battle was actually some AppliedPhlebotinum which allowed Kirk to simulate death. The episode ends with Spock [[NotSoStoic barely catching himself from having a joygasm over Kirk's survival, survival]], and Kirk and [=McCoy=] having a good tease over it. Meanwhile, T'Pau covers for Kirk's shenanigans, saving him from another court martial.



* NotQuiteDead

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* NotQuiteDeadNotQuiteDead: Kirk.
* NotSoStoic: A famous example, when Spock sees Kirk alive and well.
8th Apr '16 10:18:38 PM JackG
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* SeriesContinuityError: T'Pring is shown to speak fluent English in the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise prequel series]].

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* SeriesContinuityError: T'Pring T'Pau is shown to speak fluent English in the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise prequel series]].
8th Apr '16 10:17:48 PM JackG
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* SeriesContinuityError: T'Pring is shown to speak fluent English in the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise prequel series]].
31st Jan '16 10:48:29 AM HeroGal2347
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* ActOfTrueLove: Kirk sacrifices his career to save Spock. He gets it back, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt of course]], but he didn't know that that would happen.

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* ActOfTrueLove: ActOfTrueLove:
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Kirk sacrifices his career to save Spock. He gets it back, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt of course]], but he didn't know that that would happen.
** In return, Spock humiliates himself in front of [[GrandeDame T'Pau]], the woman Kirk referred to as "all of Vulcan wrapped up in one package", by begging her to keep Kirk out of the ''kal-i-fee''. T'Pau throws it back in his face with a few insults about his humanness, and it still isn't enough to stop him. As much as he fears breaking the taboo against emotions in front of his people, he fears more that Kirk will die if he doesn't attempt to save him.



** It's also possible that Kirk could've explained things to Komack in a way that would've gotten him permission to go to Vulcan without letting too much slip. Kirk even had his Chief Medical Officer's statement that Spock would die if he didn't return to Vulcan, and didn't bother to mention it to the Admiral.



** It's also possible that Kirk could've explained things to Komack in a way that would've gotten him permission to go to Vulcan without letting too much slip. Kirk even had his Chief Medical Officer's statement that Spock would die if he didn't return to Vulcan, and didn't bother to mention it to the Admiral.
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