The Rewatch 37: Friday’s Child

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 2.11 Friday’s child (12-1-67)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/14/37

Notable Guest Stars:
Julie Newmar – Eleen. She played Catwoman for two years on Batman, and of course has a movie named after her (To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything!, Julie Newmar)
Michael Dante –
Maab.  He was a frequent extra on the show, as well as a reoccurring role on Days of Our Lives
Tige Andrews
Kras.  Character actor on various networks.
Ben Gate –
Akaar- CBS Radio personality and later actor.  Was also a veteran of WWII

Review:

 This episode was a neutral one for me.  Overall, it wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t a standout episode despite Julie Newmar being part of the cast.  There were some interesting sets, and the story was interesting but it had moments where I felt there were issues.  Mainly in bodily consent.  Also, I wonder about the background of the Capellans, because I can’t imagine that the Klingons and Federation being there would invoke a coup.  Maab must have had earlier reasons and been planning for a while.

Positives for the episode are the inclusion of new technologies.

Interesting Notes:

  • Directed by Joseph Pevney
  • Written by DC Fontana

Pros:

  •   Scotty gets a chance to run the bridge
  • Other then Chapel, the main characters all seem to have something to do in this episode.

Cons:

  • Continuing consent issues.

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