Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lorelei Signal TAS

Stardate 5483.7
Writers: Margaret Armen
Aired: 9/29/73
Star Trek The Animated Series. 

In Star Trek TAS "Lorelei signal" Klingon and Federation starships have been disappearing in "bermuda" space once every 27 years. When the USS Enterprise arrives to investigate the Taurean II system, a mysterious signal causes the male crew to see a flood of pretty alien women from another world. The "signal" is in fact an audiovisual illusion which casts a spell on the Enterprise's male crew.

 The men, Captain Kirk, Spock, Dr McCoy and redshirt Carver are drawn to the mysterious siren call, blissfully unaware that they are in fact under a spell. Cunning females on Taurus II medicate their drinks with nectar causing dizziness. Why those sneaky little vixons!

 Ahead of its time, Star Trek is first, addressing social issues affecting easy targets set upon by predators. In a twist of fate the show demonstrates what can happen when drugs seduce unsuspecting victims. Only this time, Captain Kirk's pals are taken by complete surprise!

Fitted with golden headbands that drain their life energies, Kirk's friends get old and feeble minded quite rapidly. For the first and only time in Star Trek history, Uhura gets to command the ship and lead the away mission on the planets surface. In case you were wondering, a compound in Dr McCoys Medkit called Cortropine delays aging long enough for Lieutenant Uhura's crack team to rescue them.

Theela, the aliens leader of Taurean II explains. After their men died, the women survived by preying on unsuspecting fall guys. Fortunately the Enterprise transporter records the original molecular patterns allowing Mr Spock's gamble to save the day.

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Star Trek TAS "One of Our Planets is Missing"

Series : TAS
Airdate 22nd Sept 1973
Stardate 5371.3
Writers: Marc Daniels
Season 1 Episode 3

In Star Trek's "One of Our Planets is Missing" animation, We've got a giant "planet eater" roaming the federation threatening every planet in the galaxy.

Try and imagine rising planetwide hysteria gripping millions on a doomed world. Everyone knows they're going to die, what would you do in your last minutes? Pray for the USS Enterprise (NCC 1701) good guys to speed to the rescue, right? The sheer size of the extragalactic entity is mind boggling. The enigma deepens when we learn the "intruder" is capable of spaceflight and quite hungry!

The entity alters course after digesting Alondra in the Pallas System and heads to Mantilles. All indications are the cloud is sentient.         .

The fun begins when the USS Enterprise is sucked through the clouds "insides" which bombard the ship with antimatter particles draining the shields. Captain Kirk hits back with phasers at full blast! Amazingly nothing happens. Uhura sends a Priorty One Alert warning Mantilles. Poor Scotty is at his wits end.

Spock's theory "The cloud is alive!" is hardly a surprise.
Somehow the Enterprise must find a way to stop the space creature. However with the ships shields weakening, time is running out.

Scientific analysis proves the space creature has a brain. So a plan is set in motion to use the ships sensors as a booster relay containing human imagery.

Will Spock's Vulcan Mind Meld succeed in saving the galaxy?

Live Long and Prosper, trekkers.

Friday, March 13, 2015

In Memoriam Leonard Nimoy (1931 - 2015)

Leonard Nimoy lived and shared many moments with fans across the world. I met him in 1995 at his book signing "I AM SPOCK." Meeting Leonard was a big moment in my life that I'll cherish forever. Goodbye Leonard.

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