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* LargeHam: Lazarus makes Kirk look subtle. It doesn't help that the actor (Robert Brown, later from ''Here Come the Brides'') was a last-minute hire, owning to the original actor, John Drew Barrymore, failing to show up for work the day filming was to begin.

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* LargeHam: Lazarus makes Kirk look subtle. It doesn't help that the actor (Robert Brown, (Creator/RobertBrown, later from ''Here Come the Brides'') was a last-minute hire, owning to the original actor, John Drew Barrymore, Creator/JohnDrewBarrymore, failing to show up for work the day filming was to begin.


* AndIMustScream: How both versions of Lazarus end up.

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* AndIMustScream: How both Both versions of Lazarus end up.up trapped in the same universe with no escape and eternally fighting with each other.



* HeroicSacrifice: Anti-Matter!Lazarus views his eternal struggle with his double as this.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Anti-Matter!Lazarus views his eternal struggle with his double as this.to be for the greater good of both universes even if he will never be free from his torment.


* IdiotBall: Held firmly by Kirk and crew of ''Enterprise'' throughout most of the episode. Just when strange phenomenon begins to occur in the universe, they find a not-quite-right-in-his-head stranger who might have something to do with it. However, when he tells them a story about a monster who is supposedly responsible for this, they just go with that as if it expained everything. It never occurs to them to ask some basic questions, like who is that monster, what does it look like or how exactly does it make that strange phenomenon happen. Also, they repeatedly leave an obviously unhinged person with no supervision at all, allowing him to roam freely aboard the Enterprise. They were basically begging for a disaster.

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* IdiotBall: Held firmly by Kirk and crew of ''Enterprise'' throughout most of the episode. Just when strange phenomenon begins to occur in the universe, they find a not-quite-right-in-his-head stranger who might have something to do with it. However, when he tells them a story about a monster who is supposedly responsible for this, they just go with that as if it expained everything. It never occurs to them to ask some basic questions, like who is that monster, what does it look like or how exactly does it make that strange phenomenon happen. Also, they repeatedly leave an obviously unhinged person with no supervision at all, allowing him to roam freely aboard the Enterprise.''Enterprise''. They were basically begging for a disaster.

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* IdiotBall: Held firmly by Kirk and crew of ''Enterprise'' throughout most of the episode. Just when strange phenomenon begins to occur in the universe, they find a not-quite-right-in-his-head stranger who might have something to do with it. However, when he tells them a story about a monster who is supposedly responsible for this, they just go with that as if it expained everything. It never occurs to them to ask some basic questions, like who is that monster, what does it look like or how exactly does it make that strange phenomenon happen. Also, they repeatedly leave an obviously unhinged person with no supervision at all, allowing him to roam freely aboard the Enterprise. They were basically begging for a disaster.


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* AxCrazy: Lazarus demonstrates himself to be this with the following outburst with regards to Anti-Lazarus:
-->'''Lazarus:''' He'll kill us all if we don't kill him first! '''KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL!'''


* BigNo: Lazarus lets out one of these when Kirk vanishes into a antimatter universe.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The crystals that power the ''Enterprise'' are called "dilithium crystals". In earlier episodes (such as "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd's Women]]") they were called "lithium crystals". Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.

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* BigNo: Lazarus lets out one of these when Kirk vanishes into a an antimatter universe.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The crystals that power the ''Enterprise'' are called "dilithium crystals". crystals." In earlier episodes (such as "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd's Women]]") they were called "lithium crystals". crystals." Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Nearly everything anyone says about antimatter. For one thing, matter-antimatter annihilation happens on a much smaller scale than people and antipeople, so antiLazarus should have exploded the first time he encountered ''any'' matter, not just the lump of it that happened to be shaped like him. Also, while the resulting explosion would have been quite dramatic in human terms, it would be hardly affect anything beyond the planet, let alone threaten the entire universe.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Nearly everything anyone says about antimatter. For one thing, matter-antimatter annihilation happens on a much smaller scale than people and antipeople, so antiLazarus should have exploded the first time he encountered ''any'' matter, not just the lump of it that happened to be shaped like him. Also, while the resulting explosion would have been quite dramatic in human terms, it would be hardly affect anything beyond the planet, let alone threaten the entire universe.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The crystals that power the ''Enterprise'' are called "dilithium crystals". In earlier episodes (such as "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd's Women]]"} they were called "lithium crystals". Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The crystals that power the ''Enterprise'' are called "dilithium crystals". In earlier episodes (such as "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd's Women]]"} Women]]") they were called "lithium crystals". Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.



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* AbsenteeActor: Scotty and Sulu are absent. For unknown reasons they were substituted in the roles of engineer and helmsman by Charlene Masters and Leslie, respectively.


* {{Understatement}} Kirk remarks that Lt. Masters has a knack for this when she says that the ''Enterprise'' will be at risk without the power of the dilithium crystals.

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* {{Understatement}} {{Understatement}}: Kirk remarks that Lt. Masters has a knack for this when she says that the ''Enterprise'' will be at risk without the power of the dilithium crystals.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This marks the first appearance of dilithium crystals, the energy source that powers the ''Enterprise'' (in earlier episodes, such as "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd's Women]]", they were called "lithium crystals"). Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This marks the first appearance of dilithium crystals, the energy source The crystals that powers power the ''Enterprise'' (in are called "dilithium crystals". In earlier episodes, such episodes (such as "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd's Women]]", Women]]"} they were called "lithium crystals").crystals". Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This marks the first appearance of dilithium crystals, the energy source that powers the ''Enterprise''. Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This marks the first appearance of dilithium crystals, the energy source that powers the ''Enterprise''.''Enterprise'' (in earlier episodes, such as "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen Mudd's Women]]", they were called "lithium crystals"). Here they appear as blocks of amber rather than actual crystals.


Opening shot: a lovely view of Spock's back. Just as he's giving his survey analysis of the uninhabited iron-silican planet the ''Enterprise'' is orbiting, everything rocks violently and we get a double exposure image of a nebula. Yeah, get used to this effect, you'll be seeing it a lot. Make a drinking game of it if you wanna get hammered. Once everything stops shaking, they realize that the planet is no longer quite so uninhabited.

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Opening shot: a lovely view of Spock's back. Just as he's giving his survey analysis of the uninhabited iron-silican planet the ''Enterprise'' is orbiting, everything rocks violently and we get a double exposure image of a nebula. Yeah, get used to this effect, you'll be seeing it a lot. Make a drinking game DrinkingGame of it if you wanna get hammered. Once everything stops shaking, they realize that the planet is no longer quite so uninhabited.


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