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The Slaver Weapon

Trekwolf164

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Report this Feb. 24 2011, 11:05 am

Delivering a rare artifact of the Slaver culture a time arresting stasis box,Spock ,Uhura and Sulu are alerted to the presance of a similar object near by.When the other object turns out be guarded by hostile Kzinti intent on recovering their box,the Starfleet officers engage in a deadly battle


www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcdZla4gKk0

Lieutenant_Jedi

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Report this Feb. 24 2011, 9:54 pm

Another fine episode. The idea of a stasis box was ripped of by Robert Jordan of all people for his fantasy series "the wheel of time". 


I liked seeing Spock in charge of a group, and both Uhura and Sulu get a nice amount of screen time. This is another episode that would not have flown on TOS. Especially since Shatner did not get much screen time. 


"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Mar. 06 2011, 9:01 am

So, where was the other statis box?

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 3:24 pm

As in the Niven short story, the Kzinti had an empty stasis box which they used as a lure to find one that wasn't empty.  Niven had to tone down the Kzinti a bit for S.T.  as well as for a Saturday morining animated series.  Real Kzinti make Klingons look like flight attendants.

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Report this May. 01 2011, 11:51 am

Best TAS episode ever

Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 09 2011, 3:10 pm


Why does Spock find a stasis box so fascinating?  He’s encountered stasis technology many times.  Spock sure has a long monologue talking about stasis boxes; some writer seemed to like the word “stasis box.”


These slavers possessed the entire galaxy a billion years ago?  Not buying it.


The Kzinti fought 4 wars with humans?  The last 200 years ago?  Wow, that is complete stupidity even for TAS.


They conclude the weapon belongs to a spy (with flawed reasoning) but why would a race that ruled the entire galaxy need spies?



A really dumb episode.  The technobabble is ridiculous, the plot silly, and the writing terrible.


Lieutenant_Jedi

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Report this May. 09 2011, 3:21 pm

Bad day today MR?


In TNG we saw that the Tkon empire spread over the galaxy tens of thousands of years ago. 


The Star Trek universe has always allowed for empires to rise and fall over many years. 


The throwaway line about warfare with humans is consistent with so little of human 
"history" from the seventies on having been established in the fictional timeline.


And the writing was consistent with the rest of the series. If this one is bad - the rest are.


 


 


"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 10 2011, 4:20 am

I was just shocked how much praise you guys heaped on this episode which I found so lame.

I also never like the vast galactic empires where there is not 1 descendant left. I'm not buying these ancient empires were out there and their entire species are dead. Tell me they became like the Q or Organians, that is easier to swallow.

The timetable of human interstellar warfare though just ruined the entire episode.

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Report this May. 18 2011, 5:01 am

I didn't get it or feel it.

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