All The [Trek] E34 – TOS “The Tholian Web”, “Plato’s Stepchildren”, “Wink of an Eye” and “The Empath”


This week on All The [Trek] Bri reviews “The Tholian Web”, “Plato’s Stepchildren”, “Wink of an Eye” and “The Empath” from Star Trek: The Original Series.

Episode 64: The Tholian Web

Released Nov. 15th, 1968

 

Bri’s Overall Rating (3/5)

Overall - 3 out of 5

 

 

 

Aliens (4/5)

Aliens - 4 out of 5

The Tholians look amazing. Too bad they’re only on screen for a few moments.

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Costumes (5/5)

Costumes - 5 out of 5

 

 

For the space suits!!!!

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Fight Choreography (0/5)

Overall - 3 out of 5

For emotional scuffles through out the ship.

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Bechdel Test (0/3)

Bechdel - 0 out of 3

I only really remember seeing Uhura in this episode.

 

Episode 65: Plato’s Stepchildren

Released Nov. 22nd, 1968

 

Bri’s Overall Rating (5/5)

Overall - 5 out of 5

 

 

 

Aliens (0/5)

Aliens - 0 out of 5

They’re humans. Boring.

 

Costumes (4/5)

Costumes - 4 out of 5

 

 

Primarily for Spock in green. He looks good in green.

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Fight Choreography (5/5)

Fight - 5 out of 5

 

 

For the Kirk slapfest alone!

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Bechdel Test (1/3)

Bechdel - 1 out of 3

There are women next to one another SO MANY TIMES in this episode. Why can’t they talk to one another? PLEASE???

 

Episode 66: Wink of an Eye

Released Nov. 29th, 1968

 

Bri’s Overall Rating (2/5)

Overall - 2 out of 5

 

 

 

Aliens (0/5)

Aliens - 0 out of 5

Humanoid aliens again. At least their costumes were interesting.

 

Costumes (4/5)

Costumes - 4 out of 5

 

 

As much as the one-legged jump suits are wonderful, what I really like is the shiny men’s uniforms. And I totally want those silver shoes!

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Fight Choreography (2/5)

Fight - 2 out of 5

There’s one fight scene, but there’s nothing special about it.

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Bechdel Test (1/3)

Bechdel - 1 out of 3

Multiple female characters, no words exchanged.

 

Episode 67: The Empath

Released Dec. 6th, 1968

 

Bri’s Overall Rating (0/5)

Overall - 0 out of 5

 

 

 

Aliens (5/5)

Aliens - 5 out of 5

These guys remind me a lot of the aliens from the pilot. Okay, they’re basically the aliens from the pilot. But improved. I love their look, their weird craggily mouths. And you know what else? They get tons of screen time – sometimes even with a fisheye lens. So this is a total win for me.

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Costumes (2/5)

Costumes - 2 out of 5

 

 

Another pretty dress but not much else to talk about. William Theiss seems to really like the cool colors.

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Fight Choreography (1/5)

Fight - 1 out of 5

 

 

Not much to talk about.

 

Bechdel Test (1/3)

Bechdel - 1 out of 3

I think I saw Uhura in there somewhere so it’s not just Gem.

 


 

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