Recap: Star Trek S 3 E 14 Whom Gods Destroy
Spock and Kirk beam down to Elba II to deliver a new miracle drug to a Penal Colony
in hopes of curing the patients permanently. Governor Donald Corey greets them warmly, accepts the medicine, strongly insists on them staying for dinner and visiting the poor unfortunates that they have come to cure. An Orion female insists that she's perfectly sane and that Corey is an imposter. Corey tuts over the poor woman's delusions and shows them the cell of the infamous Garth of Izar...only to find a severely battered Donald Corey in the cell. Suddenly, the screen goes fuzzy
The person they thought was Donald Corey is really the mad captain Garth of Izar!
Garth was once a well respected Federation captain, but one day, he just got tired of being made to "grub away like some ants on some...somewhat larger than usual anthill.
" No! He was made for bigger things! He is not a mere captain but a God Emperor
! He is the true Master of the Universe, so sit and spin, He-Man!
His only mistake was overestimating the Federation's tolerance for mass genocide.
The inmates are running the asylum! The Big Bad
is a shape shifter who makes Mystique
look kind and reasonable in comparison! The planet's atmosphere is unbreathable! There's no escape! And Marta plagiarizes Shakespeare!
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