Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 2.11 Friday’s child (12-1-67)
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
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.
- Directed by Joseph Pevney
- Written by DC Fontana
- Scotty gets a chance to run the bridge
- Other then Chapel, the main characters all seem to have something to do in this episode.
- Continuing consent issues.