History Recap / StarTrekS2E8IMudd

19th Feb '17 11:04:49 PM Scooter007
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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Oddly, it applies to androids as well, specifically the third point on that page: "Male characters get more explicit and brutal deaths." To wit: As the crew is dropping {{Logic Bomb}}s on the androids, the Alices are shown simply closing their eyes and slipping placidly into sleep mode. However, Norman's death by Logic Bomb is much more visually torturous, as smoke and sparks pour from his ears... because ''his brain is on fire''. This is perhaps justified by the fact that Norman is the HiveQueen and required a stronger bomb to take him down.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Kirk says nothing about his plan until he sets it into motion--which involves SlippingAMickey to Mudd in order to get back to the ''Enterprise''. It looks like it might work until Uhura blows the whole plan out of her desire to stay and become an immortal android. Kirk looks like he's about to chew her out big time--and then congratulates her, revealing that this too was part of the plan. On to Phase 2...

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Kirk says nothing about his plan until he sets it into motion--which involves SlippingAMickey to Mudd in order to get back to the ''Enterprise''. It looks like it might work [[SubvertedTrope until Uhura blows the whole plan plan]] out of her desire to stay and become an immortal android. Kirk looks like he's about to chew her out big time--and then congratulates her, revealing that [[DoubleSubversion this too was part of the plan. plan]]. On to Phase 2...2...
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The androids want to take over the galaxy, coddling everyone into a state of blissful dependence, in order to protect the cosmos from all the hubris, aggression and whatnot they observed in Harry Mudd.
22nd Dec '16 9:05:51 AM SteveMB
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* ThatCameOutWrong: [=McCoy=]'s explanation of why he doesn't trust Norman -- he never smiles, he doesn't do small talk... -- accidentally insults Spock. He tries to explain that it's different for Vulcans, which doesn't really help.

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* ThatCameOutWrong: [=McCoy=]'s explanation of why he doesn't trust Norman -- he never smiles, he doesn't do small talk... -- [[InsultFriendlyFire accidentally insults Spock.Spock]]. He tries to explain that it's different for Vulcans, which doesn't really help.
1st Dec '16 2:29:28 PM fruitstripegum
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* MakingUseOfTheTwin: They saved on special effects by having the androids be played by sets of twins.
5th Oct '16 3:08:57 PM nemophobic
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It seems that after Harry decided to release himself on his own recognizance (i.e., he broke out of jail) he crash landed on this planet of androids who immediately made him their emperor. It seems the androids are very much like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere and his friends]]. They're just not happy without people to serve. And now that they have an entire starship full of people to serve, Mudd can now leave his android followers for a permanent vacation.

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It seems that after Harry decided to release himself on his own recognizance (i.e., he broke out of jail) he crash landed on this planet of androids who immediately made him their emperor. It seems the androids are very much like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere and his friends]]. They're just not happy without people to serve. And now that they have an entire starship full of people to serve, Mudd can now leave his android followers for a permanent vacation.
5th Oct '16 3:08:44 PM nemophobic
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5th Oct '16 2:26:00 PM nemophobic
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It seems that after Harry decided to release himself on his own recognizance (i.e., he broke jail) he crash landed on this planet of androids who immediately made him their emperor. It seems the androids are very much like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere and his friends]]. They're just not happy without people to serve. And now that they have an entire starship full of people to serve, Mudd can now leave his android followers for a permanent vacation.

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It seems that after Harry decided to release himself on his own recognizance (i.e., he broke out of jail) he crash landed on this planet of androids who immediately made him their emperor. It seems the androids are very much like [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere and his friends]]. They're just not happy without people to serve. And now that they have an entire starship full of people to serve, Mudd can now leave his android followers for a permanent vacation.
7th Sep '16 10:05:35 AM dangerdan97
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* RoboticReveal: Norman reveals a mechanical panel on his abdomen. Originally, it was a simple reel-to-reel cassette player. The remastered edition has something that better lives up to the "Most sophisticated" description Spock gives.

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* RoboticReveal: Norman reveals a mechanical panel on his abdomen. Originally, it was a simple reel-to-reel cassette player.[[{{Zeerust}} cluster of wires and transistors]]. The remastered edition has something that better lives up to the "Most sophisticated" description Spock gives.
5th Sep '16 3:24:04 PM HeroGal2347
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* ChewOutFakeOut: Uhura seemingly sabotages her crewmates' escape attempt. After the androids leave, Kirk approaches her sternly, seemingly intending to chew her out for her betrayal...only to reveal to the viewers that Uhura's sabotage was part of the plan, which she pulled off very well and for which he's very proud of her.
10th Jun '16 4:39:33 AM OlfinBedwere
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* PurpleProse: In the latter stages of the story the ''Enterprise'' crew and Mudd go on long, flowery speeches to the androids, presumably so that their circuits will overload even quicker trying to work out just what the hell they're talking about.
28th May '16 10:08:19 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Apparently Deneb V punishes copyright infringement with the death penalty.
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