The Rewatch 42: Piece of the Action

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 2.17 Piece of the Action (01-12-68)
Rating: 4/5
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

Review:

 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.

Interesting Notes:

  • Directed by James Komack
  • Written by David P. Harmon, Gene L. Coon

Pros:

  •  Sometimes seeing them use gangster slang was hard to watch.

Cons:

  • The suits were a nice touch.

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