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The City on the edge of forever

ssmukhi

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Report this Aug. 02 2009, 1:59 pm

OK, I'm willing to drop it as well. It would be illogical to continue. :laugh:

WedgeBob

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Report this Aug. 02 2009, 2:45 pm

I just watched the Blu-ray version of this episode about an hour ago.  I can see why this episode would be considered amongst the best that the franchise has to offer, not just Season 1, or TOS, but the whole franchise.  Dr. McCoy had to have some of the best acting that I've ever seen in this episode.  Not to mention that Kirk and Spock weren't shabby in this episode, either.  Sounds like this may be one to probably watch a second or third time around.

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Aug. 02 2009, 6:29 pm

Quote (WedgeBob @ Aug. 03 2009, 4:45 am)
I just watched the Blu-ray version of this episode about an hour ago. ¿I can see why this episode would be considered amongst the best that the franchise has to offer, not just Season 1, or TOS, but the whole franchise. ¿Dr. McCoy had to have some of the best acting that I've ever seen in this episode. ¿Not to mention that Kirk and Spock weren't shabby in this episode, either. ¿Sounds like this may be one to probably watch a second or third time around.

How about the hundredth time around. I don't even know how many times I have watched this. I watched it yesterday, I watched it last week and the week before. I will watch it again sometime in the next month; I never get sick of this episode.

And you one of the bits that just hooks me everytime? It's when Spock has finally isolated the 'focal point' He prepares to show Jim what he has found and says:

SPOCK: "And, Captain, you may find this a bit distressing."
KIRK: :Let's see what you have."

By this time Jim has fallen very much in love with Edith and is quite literally floating on air after having spent a wonderful evening with her.

Nimoy's performance in this scene is so contained and yet full of so much sadness for his Captain and his friend and Shatner's bit of business as he pulls up the box to sit to watch the tricoder readout is sublime, as an actor he knows what is coming and yet he 'sells' his total innocence of what is about to come just so brilliantly, it tugs at my heart-strings every single time.

Watching the 25th Anniversary appearance of Shatner and Nimoy in Sacramento yesterday and I was touched with Nimoy saying very sincerely to Shatner: "I thought you were very good in that episode."...I was like...guh! We
all thought that.

WilburWood

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Report this Aug. 02 2009, 8:44 pm

Quote (Mirrorgirl @ Aug. 02 2009, 6:29 pm)
Quote (WedgeBob @ Aug. 03 2009, 4:45 am)
I just watched the Blu-ray version of this episode about an hour ago. ?I can see why this episode would be considered amongst the best that the franchise has to offer, not just Season 1, or TOS, but the whole franchise. ?Dr. McCoy had to have some of the best acting that I've ever seen in this episode. ?Not to mention that Kirk and Spock weren't shabby in this episode, either. ?Sounds like this may be one to probably watch a second or third time around.

How about the hundredth time around. I don't even know how many times I have watched this. I watched it yesterday, I watched it last week and the week before. I will watch it again sometime in the next month; I never get sick of this episode.

NEVER, is right!! I can watch it for the 1000th time and STILL feel the same emotions I did when I first saw it. TRULY a remarkable episode.

optigrab

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Report this Aug. 11 2009, 11:00 pm

it was alright.  probably george takei's cornier 45 seconds of screen time.

Pyralis

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Report this Aug. 12 2009, 2:30 am

It was a great episode.  I found the whole take on Star Trek characters running around in the 1900s (or whenever it was) particularly amusing.

WarDancer

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Report this Aug. 12 2009, 2:09 pm

Yo

I loved when Doc McCoy examines the bum and says bi-ped, cranial structure ...  He's still a little mad and rough with the guy but he knows his humans.

And that scene where he goes for coffee and misses Spock by seconds...brilliant.

Kirk and Spock arguing like an old married couple in their apartment about what they have and things they need.

Some really nice moments in this episode.

WarDancer

dommoz

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Report this Aug. 12 2009, 2:19 pm

Didn't read all of these cause I saw a few spoilers for me, but my City on the Edge review only got two comments, I think I should it posted it in here.  (I would have too If I had noticed this thread already going.)

WilburWood

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Report this Aug. 12 2009, 4:51 pm

Quote (WarDancer @ Aug. 12 2009, 2:09 pm)
And that scene where he goes for coffee and misses Spock by seconds...brilliant.

I guess with that cap covering his super-sensitive Vulcan ears, he couldn't hear McCoy's oh-so-distinctive voice!!!! :D

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