History Recap / StarTrekS2E9Metamorphosis

16th Feb '16 7:57:19 PM LtFedora
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: We're introduced to Zefram Cochrane, whose backstory would be heavily retconned by the time we met him again in ''First Contact''. For instance, Kirk says he's of Alpha Centauri, while he would later be shown to be from Earth. In addition, Cochrane only discovered warp drive for humans; other species discover it on their own.
30th Jul '15 1:51:22 PM wyattte
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor's]] never had a Companion like this.]]
21st Feb '15 2:40:12 PM kyeo
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But for the past one hundred and fifty years, Cochrane has been ObliviousToLove and failed to notice that his best friend was a girl (typical guy). Cochrane insists that SheIsNotMyGirlfriend and [=McCoy=] replies that EveryoneCanSeeIt. But for Zefram, it's drunk ship's counselors and islands of naked women, thank you very much! The Companion's just not his type and he storms away. Nancy, however, seems to be jealous of Cochrane for being loved as she is MarriedToTheJob and seems to regret that now that she's dying. Kirk talks to the Companion again and plays the "if you really loved him" card. He ends up telling her that she can't properly "join" with Cochrane anyway since their forms are incongruous. This prompts the Companion to join herself with Hedford, curing her of her disease and making them one being. Spock mentions that the Companion can't create life and Hedford/Companion replies that "that is for the maker of all things". So... [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]] then? In any case, this means she no longer has the power to keep them on the planet, having given it all up because she is such a LoveMartyr. Kirk contacts the ''Enterprise'', which apparently happened to follow the right course, and Sulu lays in a course for the planet. When Hedford/Companion tells Cochrane that she can never leave her planet, he [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]]. Kirk points out that there is a whole galaxy out there waiting to honor him. Yeah, great idea, Kirk. Cochrane just ''[[SarcasmMode loves]]'' it when people make a big deal out of his accomplishments. Giving Cochrane his word that he won't tell the galaxy what became of him, Kirk takes the shuttle back to the ''Enterprise'' with Spock and Bones.

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But for the past one hundred and fifty years, Cochrane has been ObliviousToLove and failed to notice that his best friend was a girl (typical guy). Cochrane insists that SheIsNotMyGirlfriend and [=McCoy=] replies that EveryoneCanSeeIt. But for Zefram, it's drunk ship's counselors and islands of naked women, thank you very much! The Companion's just not his type and he storms away. Nancy, however, seems to be jealous of Cochrane for being loved as she is MarriedToTheJob and seems to regret that now that she's dying. Kirk talks to the Companion again and plays the "if you really loved him" card. He ends up telling her that she can't properly "join" with Cochrane anyway since their forms are incongruous. This prompts the Companion to join herself with Hedford, curing her of her disease and making them one being. Spock mentions that the Companion can't create life and Hedford/Companion replies that "that is for the maker of all things". So... [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]] then? In any case, this means she no longer has the power to keep them on the planet, having given it all up because she is such a LoveMartyr. Kirk contacts the ''Enterprise'', which apparently happened to follow the right course, and Sulu lays in a course for the planet. When Hedford/Companion tells Cochrane that she can never leave her planet, he [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]]. Kirk points out that there is a whole galaxy out there waiting to honor him. Yeah, great idea, Kirk. Cochrane just ''[[SarcasmMode loves]]'' it when people make a big deal out of his accomplishments. Giving Cochrane his word that he won't tell the galaxy what became of him, Kirk takes the shuttle back to the ''Enterprise'' with Spock and Bones.Bones.

!!Tropes for this episode include:

* GrandTheftMe: The Companion takes over Nancy's body when she's dying, stating "we are one" but there doesn't really seem to be much of Nancy left in her personality.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever
11th Jul '13 8:25:44 PM Hero_Gal_2347
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1st Jul '12 2:02:03 PM nombretomado
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29th Jun '12 8:36:20 PM nombretomado
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But for the past one hundred and fifty years, Cochrane has been ObliviousToLove and failed to notice that his best friend was a girl (typical guy). Cochrane insists that SheIsNotMyGirlfriend and [=McCoy=] replies that EveryoneCanSeeIt. But for Zefram, it's drunk ship's counselors and islands of naked women, thank you very much! The Companion's just not his type and he storms away. Nancy, however, seems to be jealous of Cochrane for being loved as she is MarriedToTheJob and seems to regret that now that she's dying. Kirk talks to the Companion again and plays the "if you really loved him" card. He ends up telling her that she can't properly "join" with Cochrane anyway since their forms are incongruous. This prompts the Companion to join herself with Hedford, curing her of her disease and making them one being. Spock mentions that the Companion can't create life and Hedford/Companion replies that "that is for the maker of all things". So... [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]] then? In any case, this means she no longer has the power to keep them on the planet, having given it all up because she is such a LoveMartyr. Kirk contacts the ''Enterprise'', which apparently happened to follow the right course, and Sulu lays in a course for the planet. When Hedford/Companion tells Cochrane that she can never leave her planet, he [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]]. Kirk points out that there is a whole galaxy out there waiting to honor him. Yeah, great idea, Kirk. Cochrane just ''[[SarcasmMode loves]]'' it when people make a big deal out of his accomplishments. Giving Cochrane his word that he won't tell the galaxy what became of him, Kirk takes the shuttle back to the ''Enterprise'' with Spock and Bones.

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But for the past one hundred and fifty years, Cochrane has been ObliviousToLove and failed to notice that his best friend was a girl (typical guy). Cochrane insists that SheIsNotMyGirlfriend and [=McCoy=] replies that EveryoneCanSeeIt. But for Zefram, it's drunk ship's counselors and islands of naked women, thank you very much! The Companion's just not his type and he storms away. Nancy, however, seems to be jealous of Cochrane for being loved as she is MarriedToTheJob and seems to regret that now that she's dying. Kirk talks to the Companion again and plays the "if you really loved him" card. He ends up telling her that she can't properly "join" with Cochrane anyway since their forms are incongruous. This prompts the Companion to join herself with Hedford, curing her of her disease and making them one being. Spock mentions that the Companion can't create life and Hedford/Companion replies that "that is for the maker of all things". So... [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]] then? In any case, this means she no longer has the power to keep them on the planet, having given it all up because she is such a LoveMartyr. Kirk contacts the ''Enterprise'', which apparently happened to follow the right course, and Sulu lays in a course for the planet. When Hedford/Companion tells Cochrane that she can never leave her planet, he [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]]. Kirk points out that there is a whole galaxy out there waiting to honor him. Yeah, great idea, Kirk. Cochrane just ''[[SarcasmMode loves]]'' it when people make a big deal out of his accomplishments. Giving Cochrane his word that he won't tell the galaxy what became of him, Kirk takes the shuttle back to the ''Enterprise'' with Spock and Bones.
28th Jun '12 8:39:21 AM nombretomado
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The ''Galileo'' gets deposited on some planet. Kirk and Spock can find nothing wrong with the shuttlecraft and yet nothing works. Suddenly, a man runs in wearing an orange jumpsuit. As we will learn later, he is Zefram Cochrane. Yes, that BrokenPedestal guy who will invent warp drive in ''StarTrekFirstContact''. Or rather has already invented warp drive in... [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble no, that's not right either]]. He now looks a lot younger than he did when he flew the ''Phoenix'', but this actually gets explained. He introduces himself as just "Cochrane" ([[FridgeBrilliance still doesn't like being a hero apparently]]) and flirts with Hedford. Explaining that he's been marooned on this planet for ages, he offers them his hospitality with an offer of a hot bath directed specifically at Hedford. She shuts him down with The Power Of Sarcasm. Evidently he hasn't gotten any more subtle since the drunk Troi days. Cochrane takes them all to his settlement, where Kirk, Spock, and Bones see the entity which brought them to the planet. After failing to convince them that it's a hallucination, Cochrane admits that "the Companion", as he calls it, brought him to the planet and rejuvenated him, as he was an old man near death. This effectively resolves a PlotHole which won't exist for thirty years, but there's a less resolvable plot hole coming up. He admits to being Zefram Cochrane and Kirk asks "[[ContinuitySnarl Of Alpha Centauri?]] The discoverer of the space warp?" Cochrane agrees, apparently too lazy to say "That's Bozeman, Montana. Don't you know where FirstContact happened, genius?" In any case, [=McCoy=] gasps that Zefram Cochrane died a hundred and fifty years ago, but Spock concedes that they NeverFoundTheBody. Cochrane reveals that he can communicate with the Companion and that it brought the rest of them there because he complained about being lonely. Trouble is, Nancy is now dying of [[ChewingTheScenery overacting]] and [=McCoy=] says she only has hours left.

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The ''Galileo'' gets deposited on some planet. Kirk and Spock can find nothing wrong with the shuttlecraft and yet nothing works. Suddenly, a man runs in wearing an orange jumpsuit. As we will learn later, he is Zefram Cochrane. Yes, that BrokenPedestal guy who will invent warp drive in ''StarTrekFirstContact''.''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Or rather has already invented warp drive in... [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble no, that's not right either]]. He now looks a lot younger than he did when he flew the ''Phoenix'', but this actually gets explained. He introduces himself as just "Cochrane" ([[FridgeBrilliance still doesn't like being a hero apparently]]) and flirts with Hedford. Explaining that he's been marooned on this planet for ages, he offers them his hospitality with an offer of a hot bath directed specifically at Hedford. She shuts him down with The Power Of Sarcasm. Evidently he hasn't gotten any more subtle since the drunk Troi days. Cochrane takes them all to his settlement, where Kirk, Spock, and Bones see the entity which brought them to the planet. After failing to convince them that it's a hallucination, Cochrane admits that "the Companion", as he calls it, brought him to the planet and rejuvenated him, as he was an old man near death. This effectively resolves a PlotHole which won't exist for thirty years, but there's a less resolvable plot hole coming up. He admits to being Zefram Cochrane and Kirk asks "[[ContinuitySnarl Of Alpha Centauri?]] The discoverer of the space warp?" Cochrane agrees, apparently too lazy to say "That's Bozeman, Montana. Don't you know where FirstContact [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]] happened, genius?" In any case, [=McCoy=] gasps that Zefram Cochrane died a hundred and fifty years ago, but Spock concedes that they NeverFoundTheBody. Cochrane reveals that he can communicate with the Companion and that it brought the rest of them there because he complained about being lonely. Trouble is, Nancy is now dying of [[ChewingTheScenery overacting]] and [=McCoy=] says she only has hours left.
6th Mar '12 1:21:01 PM SeptimusHeap
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But for the past one hundred and fifty years, Cochrane has been ObliviousToLove and failed to notice that his best friend was a girl (typical guy). Cochrane insists that SheIsNotMyGirlfriend and [=McCoy=] replies that EveryoneCanSeeIt. But for Zefram, it's drunk ship's counselors and islands of naked women, thank you very much! The Companion's just not his type and he storms away. Nancy, however, seems to be jealous of Cochrane for being loved as she is MarriedToTheJob and seems to regret that now that she's dying. Kirk talks to the Companion again and plays the "if you really loved him" card. He ends up telling her that she can't properly "[[IfYouKnowWhatIMean join]]" with Cochrane anyway since their forms are incongruous. This prompts the Companion to join herself with Hedford, curing her of her disease and making them one being. Spock mentions that the Companion can't create life and Hedford/Companion replies that "that is for the maker of all things". So... [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]] then? In any case, this means she no longer has the power to keep them on the planet, having given it all up because she is such a LoveMartyr. Kirk contacts the ''Enterprise'', which apparently happened to follow the right course, and Sulu lays in a course for the planet. When Hedford/Companion tells Cochrane that she can never leave her planet, he [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]]. Kirk points out that there is a whole galaxy out there waiting to honor him. Yeah, great idea, Kirk. Cochrane just ''[[SarcasmMode loves]]'' it when people make a big deal out of his accomplishments. Giving Cochrane his word that he won't tell the galaxy what became of him, Kirk takes the shuttle back to the ''Enterprise'' with Spock and Bones.

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But for the past one hundred and fifty years, Cochrane has been ObliviousToLove and failed to notice that his best friend was a girl (typical guy). Cochrane insists that SheIsNotMyGirlfriend and [=McCoy=] replies that EveryoneCanSeeIt. But for Zefram, it's drunk ship's counselors and islands of naked women, thank you very much! The Companion's just not his type and he storms away. Nancy, however, seems to be jealous of Cochrane for being loved as she is MarriedToTheJob and seems to regret that now that she's dying. Kirk talks to the Companion again and plays the "if you really loved him" card. He ends up telling her that she can't properly "[[IfYouKnowWhatIMean join]]" "join" with Cochrane anyway since their forms are incongruous. This prompts the Companion to join herself with Hedford, curing her of her disease and making them one being. Spock mentions that the Companion can't create life and Hedford/Companion replies that "that is for the maker of all things". So... [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]] then? In any case, this means she no longer has the power to keep them on the planet, having given it all up because she is such a LoveMartyr. Kirk contacts the ''Enterprise'', which apparently happened to follow the right course, and Sulu lays in a course for the planet. When Hedford/Companion tells Cochrane that she can never leave her planet, he [[IChooseToStay chooses to stay]]. Kirk points out that there is a whole galaxy out there waiting to honor him. Yeah, great idea, Kirk. Cochrane just ''[[SarcasmMode loves]]'' it when people make a big deal out of his accomplishments. Giving Cochrane his word that he won't tell the galaxy what became of him, Kirk takes the shuttle back to the ''Enterprise'' with Spock and Bones.
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