Friday, February 16, 2007

Trek Remastered -- "Amok Time"

I've got some comments on last week's episode, "The Doomsday Machine", but I'll post those later. First, this weekend is "Amok Time", the Vulcan mating ritual episode. One reason this is notable is the fight between Kirk and Spock, highlighted with a great score by Gerald Fried (you know exactly what music I'm talking about). It's also important in Star Trek "mythology". There are great character interactions, particularly for the triad of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, and many references to the larger Trek universe. Chronologically "Amok Time" takes place some months before "Journey to Babel", and "Doomsday..." was filmed immediately after.

There aren't a lot of space scenes in this one, so the CBS-Digital team spent their time creating some terrific establishing shots of Spock's ancestral lands (see the trailer here). Now we know why we can't see anything on the horizon from the arena...

So grab your lirpa and ahn-woon, and tune in this weekend!

1 comment:

lolo said...

Hi Steve,

Yes, this was a good episode. I enjoy viewing the shows on Saturday nights with you. Thank you for putting up with my somewhat snide comments at times.

Love, Lolo