Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 2.17 Piece of the Action (01-12-68)
Redshirt Status: 0/20/43
Notable Guest Stars:
Anthony Caruso – Bela Oxmyx Stared in Zorro tv series.
Vic Taybeck – Krako. Had a continuing role on Alice
Dyanne Thorne- First Girl. She was the star of the Ilsa films
This episode is actually not a bad episode. Apparently 100 years before, the Horizon (which depending on what you are reading could be Travis Mayweather’s old home) went missing. They had come in contact with a developing society and accidently leave behind some books. One of the books was on Chicago’s Gangs during the 1920s. In the hundred years they developed a society based on what was written in the book.
This is basically what would become a holodeck episode on TNG. Kirk gets to spend a few hours pretending to be a gangster, and I’m sure Spock and McCoy think he had a little too much fun pretending to be one. I too would have liked to see that report.
Also I like the phrase Concrete galoshes though.
- Directed by James Komack
- Written by David P. Harmon, Gene L. Coon
- Sometimes seeing them use gangster slang was hard to watch.
- The suits were a nice touch.