History Recap / StarTrekS3E3TheParadiseSyndrome

10th Oct '15 7:09:15 PM PaulA
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* AsYouKnow: Since the episode starts with the crew arriving on the planet, the script strains a bit to have Spock explain what they're doing there.

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* AsYouKnow: Since the episode starts with the crew arriving on the planet, the script strains a bit to have Spock explain what they're doing there. It hits peak ridiculousness when he spends several minutes explaining to [=McCoy=] that it's vital they not waste another second before going after the asteroid.



* LastKiss: The episode ends with Kirk kissing Miramanee just before she dies. Because in the future, [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome if you need a new kidney, you only need to take a pill]], but if you get hit by a rock, you're screwed. Her LastWords are [[TearJerker "Each kiss is as the first."]]

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* LastKiss: The episode ends with Kirk kissing Miramanee just before she dies. Because in the future, [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome if you need a new kidney, you only need to take a pill]], but if you get hit by a rock, you're screwed. Her LastWords are [[TearJerker "Each kiss is as the first."]]"
* MightyWhitey: Kirk supplants the medicine man and marries the chief's daughter, and -- despite his amnesia -- remembers enough about artificial resuscitation, lamp-making, food preservation, and irrigation to introduce the locals to technological improvements they would apparently never have come up with by themselves.
10th Oct '15 6:59:58 PM PaulA
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* ValuesDissonance: Yeah, you would definitely not see an episode like this nowadays. It's basically a perfect storm of every offensive "Native American" trope imaginable, plus Miramanee is played by a white actress in brownface.
11th Aug '15 12:42:18 AM wyattte
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[[caption-width-right:349:Okay, uh, [[ValuesDissonance maybe not the most racially sensitive episode...]]]]
5th Mar '15 2:01:41 PM VicGeorge2011
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25th Nov '14 9:48:09 AM Eegah
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* AsYouKnow: Since the episode starts with the crew arriving on the planet, the script strains a bit to have Spock explain what they're doing there.
25th Nov '14 9:46:33 AM Eegah
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* ValuesDissonance: Yeah, you would definitely not see an episode like this nowadays. It's basically a perfect storm of every offensive "Native American" trope imaginable, plus Miramanee is played by a white actress in brownface.
18th Nov '14 4:33:07 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: The Native American society has been in cultural stasis for centuries, but it takes Kirk just weeks to improve their society with irrigation and food preservation.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The Native American society has been in cultural stasis for centuries, but it takes Kirk just weeks to improve their society with irrigation and food preservation.
4th May '14 12:38:54 PM Splonkadumpocus
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Our Heroes observe a Native camp from a distance. Spock observes that they do not only appear Native American, they ''are'' Native American. A blend of Delaware, Navajo and Mohican to be precise. Kirk admires the people, briefly contemplates what it would be like to be one of them, then goes about his way to save them all from the incoming asteroid. Unfortunately, Kirk just happens to stand on a secret passage outside the obelisk, just happens to say the secret password "Kirk to ''Enterprise'' and just happens to fall through and vanish without a trace. Bones wants to look for the missing Captain, but Spock explains to him, using rocks as puppets, why they must hurry and destroy the asteroid.

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Our Heroes observe a Native camp from a distance. Spock observes that they do not only appear Native American, they ''are'' Native American. A blend of Delaware, Navajo and Mohican to be precise. Kirk admires the people, briefly contemplates what it would be like to be one of them, then goes about his way to save them all from the incoming asteroid. Unfortunately, Kirk just happens to stand on a secret passage outside the obelisk, just happens to say the secret password "Kirk to ''Enterprise'' ''Enterprise''" and just happens to fall through and vanish without a trace. Bones wants to look for the missing Captain, but Spock explains to him, using rocks as puppets, why they must hurry and destroy the asteroid.
17th Apr '14 6:56:52 PM Willbyr
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Exterior shot: a [[TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] painting. Pan right: Our Heroes (Kirk, Bones, Spock) beam down. They comment on [[SceneryPorn how beautiful the place is]], how unusually it is like Earth, considering how far away they are from Earth. The only difference between this place and Earth is a mysterious metallic obelisk. Astronomical as the chances are to have a planet with the exact flora and fauna as Earth is, they're more concerned about the asteroid that's about to collide with the planet. They've only got 30 minutes before they have to return to the ''Enterprise'', but Kirk thinks that's enough time to score- er- explore!

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Exterior shot: a [[TheJoyOfPainting [[Series/TheJoyOfPainting Bob Ross]] painting. Pan right: Our Heroes (Kirk, Bones, Spock) beam down. They comment on [[SceneryPorn how beautiful the place is]], how unusually it is like Earth, considering how far away they are from Earth. The only difference between this place and Earth is a mysterious metallic obelisk. Astronomical as the chances are to have a planet with the exact flora and fauna as Earth is, they're more concerned about the asteroid that's about to collide with the planet. They've only got 30 minutes before they have to return to the ''Enterprise'', but Kirk thinks that's enough time to score- er- explore!
28th Mar '14 4:52:13 AM Redmess
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* UnfortunateImplications: The Native American society has been in cultural stasis for centuries, but it takes Kirk just weeks to improve their society with irrigation and food preservation.
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