History Recap / StarTrekS3E12TheEmpath

6th Jun '16 4:20:44 PM CaptEquinox
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The PowerTrio beams down to a planet in the Minarvan system to rescue a pair of Federation doctors before the sun goes supernova. The doctors are nowhere to be found, but an audio/visual record they left behind reveals they seem to have vanished into thin air accompanied by an earthquake and an ear splitting buzz. Soon, our heroes are experiencing the same thing.

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The PowerTrio beams down to a planet in the Minarvan Minaran system to rescue a pair of Federation doctors before the sun goes supernova. The doctors are nowhere to be found, but an audio/visual record they left behind reveals they seem to have vanished into thin air accompanied by an earthquake and an ear splitting buzz. Soon, our heroes are experiencing the same thing.



* HomeworldEvacuation: The star of the Minarva system is about to go nova. A group of highly advanced aliens known as the Vians can save the population of only one of the planets in the system. They decide to determine which planet's population will be saved by putting a member of each population through a SecretTest.

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* HomeworldEvacuation: The star of the Minarva Minara system is about to go nova. A group of highly advanced aliens known as the Vians can save the population of only one of the planets in the system. They decide to determine which planet's population will be saved by putting a member of each population through a SecretTest.



** Discussed in the episode. Kirk actually suggests to the Vians that Gem could heal Bones just enough to keep the injuries from being fatal, and that would be sufficient. They reply back that it's not enough to just heal him—she must be willing to sacrifice her life to do so, to reveal the depth of her (and her species') capacity for compassion. The Vians just ain't gonna be happy unless SOMEONE dies in the process...

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** Discussed in the episode. Kirk actually suggests to the Vians that Gem could heal Bones just enough to keep the injuries from being fatal, and that would be sufficient. They reply back that it's not enough to just heal him—she must be willing to sacrifice her life to do so, to reveal the depth of her (and her species') capacity for compassion. The Vians just ain't gonna be happy unless SOMEONE dies in the process... They do finally take Kirk's point that she's already shown herself more than ''willing'' to do it, and they heal [=McCoy=], pick her up and leave.
8th Mar '16 8:15:17 PM eddievhfan1984
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** Discussed in the episode. Kirk actually suggests to the Vians that Gem could heal Bones just enough to keep the injuries from being fatal, and that would be sufficient. They reply back that it's not enough to just heal him—she must be willing to sacrifice her life to do so, to reveal the depth of her (and her species') capacity for compassion. The Vians just ain't gonna be happy unless SOMEONE dies in the process...
21st Feb '16 1:58:23 AM PaulA
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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-garde play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' or a [[{{Power Rangers RPM}}one hyper active and immature power ranger]]). Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])

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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-garde play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} [[{{WesternAnimation/Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' or a [[{{Power Rangers RPM}}one [[Series/PowerRangersRPM hyper active and immature power ranger]]). Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])



* AsTheGoodBookSays:
** In the teaser, one of the doomed scientists calls the planet a "godforsaken place" just before the earthquake hits. His colleague quotes from the Literature/BookOfPsalms, and jokingly suggests that God is registering an objection.
** At the end, Scotty paraphrases the parable of the Pearl of Great Price from [[Literature/TheFourGospels Matthew's Gospel]].



* ClothingDamage: A non-fanservice-y version, where [=McCoy=]'s shirt is shredded at the end of his torture session as a proxy for indicating the extent of the injuries underneath.
* CobwebOfDisuse: The research station has dust and cobwebs everywhere to show how long it's been since the scientists disappeared. One of the away team does the traditional pick-up-an-object-and-blow-dust-off-it to emphasize the point.



* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Bones would like to remind you that he is neither a coal miner nor a mechanic.

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Bones would like to remind you Bones, complaining about the underground lair they're imprisoned in, says that he's a doctor, not a coalminer. Later, when Spock tries to get him to help with a captured alien device, he is neither adds that he's not a coal miner nor a mechanic. mechanic either, but without using the whole phrase.


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* ShirtlessScene: Kirk's torture (but not [=McCoy=]'s).
22nd Jan '16 10:46:01 AM HeroGal2347
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* ActOfTrueLove: [=McCoy=] sacrifices himself to protect Kirk and [[VitriolicBestBuds Spock.]]

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* ActOfTrueLove: [=McCoy=] sacrifices himself to protect Kirk [[HeterosexualLifePartners Kirk]] and [[VitriolicBestBuds Spock.]]]] He lives, thanks to outside interference, but he did not know that that would happen.
20th Jun '15 9:53:04 PM sayla0079
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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-garde play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'') or [[{{Power Rangers RPM}}one hyper active and immature power ranger]] Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])

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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-garde play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'') ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' or a [[{{Power Rangers RPM}}one hyper active and immature power ranger]] ranger]]). Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])
20th Jun '15 9:51:19 PM sayla0079
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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-garde play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'') Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])

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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-garde play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'') or [[{{Power Rangers RPM}}one hyper active and immature power ranger]] Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])
22nd Apr '15 2:12:59 PM HeraldAlberich
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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-guard play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'') Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])

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[[YouWakeUpInARoom Fade from black]]. Spock's reading indicates that they are either on the set of a minimalist avant-guard avant-garde play, or they're several miles below the planet's crust. They find a lovely brunette with a pixie cut and a diaphanous gown taking a nap. They wake her up to find that she is mute. Bones decides to call her Gem. (No relation to a [[{{Jem}} truly outrageous pop star]] or a young character from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'') Soon after, they are introduced to their hosts, a pair of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens named Thann and Lal. (No relation to [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E16TheOffspring a certain android who learned to feel]])
12th Apr '15 9:11:04 AM LordGro
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* PrematurelyMarkedGrave: a variation; the PowerTrio find two scientists dead in experiment cases and three more cases with their names.

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* PrematurelyMarkedGrave: a variation; the The PowerTrio find two scientists dead in experiment cases and three more cases with their names.



* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Said by Kirk after he offers himself up to the Vians. Bones and Spock are, as they say, safe. For now.

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* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Said by Kirk after he offers himself up to the Vians. Bones and Spock are, as they say, safe. For now.now.
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24th Feb '15 1:15:03 PM HeroGal2347
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* PlotHole: Gem has no problem absorbing, then aparently instantly healing Kirk's wounds. Why can't she absorb just part of [=McCoy=]'s injuries and heal him in stages?

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* PlotHole: Gem has no problem absorbing, then aparently apparently instantly healing Kirk's wounds. Why can't she absorb just part of [=McCoy=]'s injuries and heal him in stages?stages?
* PrematurelyMarkedGrave: a variation; the PowerTrio find two scientists dead in experiment cases and three more cases with their names.
30th Aug '14 8:17:11 PM Hero_Gal_2347
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* NightmareFuel: Bones after being tortured looks like he went 10 rounds with MuhammadAli.
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