Monday, April 01, 2013

Akuta

A is for Akuta but who is he? Akuta is a childlike character who cries in Star Trek's classic episode "The Apple" except something is afoot! When the USS Enterprise crew beam down to a tropical paradise, Poisonous darts, explosive rocks, lightening storms and a spooky native lurking in the bushes greet the away team.


The village leader Akuta is easily recognized by his antennae given to him during the "dim time" by Vaal and looks quite harmless. The "Eyes of Vaal" observe and communicate with an almighty super computer keeping it aware of the strangers activities. Soon the order is given to kill. The question you've got to ask yourself is who's calling the shots on Gamma Trianguli VI?




Spock analysis reveals Vaal's cave is protected by a forcefield! Unless Kirk discovers Vaal's Achilles heel time will run out for the USS Enterprise spaceship trying to break free in orbit. The fun begins when the "Feeders of Vaal" are summoned to the feeding place. What will Spock and Kirk try next? How do you exhaust a super computers power source?







It would appear Yeoman Landon is too distracted with Chekov whispering in her ear to be even even slightly concerned about Vaal. Who could blame them taking advantage of shoreleave, chilling out on in this idyllic setting. Trouble is, Gamma Trianguli VI is not what it appears to be.

Chekov: If you insist on worrying, worry about me. I've been wanting to get you in a place like this for a long time.


Is Vaal really immortal?

12 comments:

Tony Laplume said...

I love that you use the name as an excuse to talk about the rest of the episode.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't believe they were immortal...

Jenny said...

I remember that one. I always thought that guy looked like a full-sized oompa loompa. Looking forward to more Star Trek A to Z!

Jenny at Choice City Native

Mark Means said...

I, vaguely, remember that episode. TOS always had the coolest and, sometimes, craziest stories :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

I've not seen this one, but he looks like a oompa loopa and very good!

Darla Sue Dollman said...

This is a fun blog--I'm glad you signed up for A to Z! I enjoyed your post, and I agree--he looks like an Oompa Loompa!

Jeremy [Retro-Z] said...

would you tell wife that hair style is back in style... chicks dig man-togas...

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

Craig Edwards said...

Now here's a blog I can get behind! Following!

Marcie said...

I love Star Trek and can't wait for the rest of the alphabet.

Thanks for visiting!
Marcie @ Marcie's Postbox

Banker Chick said...

I was off doing my random visit and found you. I am following this a-z for keeps. I love all things Star Trek. I was a youth for TOS but recently went back and viewed it on Netflix. It really took me back. I am now in the middle of TNG.
Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

Maurice Mitchell said...

I barely remember this episode, but it's a classic. I'll have to watch it again. Thanks for the reminder!
www.thegeektwins.com

Bryan Reddish said...

Woah, that makes me uncomfortable, too! Great lines from Spock.

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