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|Star Trek - The Original Series Vol 29 Episodes 57 58 Elaan of Troyius/ The Paradise Syndrome|
Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Episode 57 - Elaan of Troyius - Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise are assigned to deliver Elaan, the beautiful Dohlman of Elas, to her rival planet Troyius. But her unruly behavior threatens to cost Kirk his ship. — Episode 58... more »
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Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 2/21/2010...
The theme of these two Episodes: "Kirk and Women."
ELAAN OF TROYIUS
Imagine Cleopatra and you've got the woman in this episode. Whole point of the episode is how she is a spoiled Princess and if she cries on you, and you are male, you will fall head over heels for her. Course... usually Kirk doesn't need any encouragement to do that anyway. But to make his usual Hormones REALLY react she cries on him and BANG! He is hooked. Epic battles, daggers, convenient crystals when you need them... makes for a somewhat funny mildly entertaining episodes.
THE PARADISE SYNDROME
This one was very Indian. Ok "Native American" but they aren't even on Earth so I don't know what you'd call them. They have moccasins, tepee's and arrows ok?
Anyway, Kirk looses his memory, gets left on the planet thanks to a series of unfortunate events. Then he falls in love (duh) gets married (gasp) gets her pregnant (duh) and then of course since we can't have Kirk's kids running around the Enterprise until the Movie Series... well I won't give away the ending, but let's just say they don't come on the Enterprise.
Has the classic "Kirock" line that almost developed a cult of its own. Worth seeing if you want to understand the reference, but other than that it isn't really a masterpiece.
Kirk gets the babe----AGAIN!
McHenry John | McHenry, Illinois United States | 07/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In "Elaan" we get our first look at the dreaded Klingon D-7 battle cruiser...complete with disruptor fire! It's so cool it's frozen! In "Paradise".....a "Star Trek" version of "Pocohontas"...maybe it should have been called "Trekohontas" : ) Seriously now, "The Paradise Syndrome" contains the best music in the 3rd season."
ONE GREAT LOVE STORY WITH ONE TERRIBLE!!!
Jared Insell | Canada | 11/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 29 of The Star Trek DVD Series features two of the show's early episodes from it's haphazard third and final season. Although it is not necessarily a terrible episode of Star Trek, to be honest I have never been to fond of ELAAN OF TROYIUS. The story is rather weak as is the totally unconvincing love story between Kirk and Elaan The Dohlman Of Elaas. The story basically has Kirk and the crew trying to get the two planets (who have been at war for many years) Troyius and Elaas to be at peace with one another by wedding the royal members. However of course the ship turns into a battelfield between Elaan and Petri the Troyan negotiator. Elaan and her guards act completely barbaric and Krik tries to teach her some disipline. Of course Kirk falls in love with Elaan after he touches her tears and they make him her love slave. It's pretty far fetched if you ask me and thats why this episode suffers. The love story is simply not realistic and in the end Kirk acts if he lost true love to the Troyan leader. Uhh? he was seduced and became a tool! There was no love! I'm sorry but I just think this episode was just downright lame besides Elaan isn't that attractive in my opinion. Still this episode is worth one view, you never know you may like it?
There is a good scene with The Klingon battle cruiser but other then that this episode is a dud to me.On the otherhand THE PARADISE SYNDROME is one of the third seasons finest episodes. Kirk and the crew beam down to a planet that is being threatened by a collision by an asteroid. They find Natives American inhabitants as well as a strange Alien Obelisk. Kirk accidently gets trapped inside the Obelisk and triggers a device that gives him amnesia. Found by the natives Kirk states he is Kurok (from his damaged memory) and the natives believe he is a god from the Obelisk. He seems to settle in fine with the natives as he becomes the new tribe medicine chief and marries the priestess Miramanee. Meanwhile on the Enterprise Spock and the crew attempt to figure out how to stop the asteroid from colliding with the planet. This episode was extremely well written and the casting was superb. Some nice acting scenes between McCoy and Spock, and Kirk and Miramanee make THE PARADISE SYNDROME one of the best episodes from Star Trek's final season. The ending has a nice tragic effect to it as well. Superb!Overall Volume 29 has some good and some bad in my opinion but it's all classic Trek so it is worth getting regardless. Besides PARADISE SYNDROME is a lcassic Star Trek episode that is well made especiallt for the third seasons stabdards. Recommended."
Two of my favorite episodes
Mario Rosario | Brockton, MA United States | 08/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My only problem is that with today's technology, noone from Paramount is going to go back to all of the previous Klingon episodes and digitally insert the Klingon Battle cruiser (like in Errand of Mercy, Friday's Child, A Private Little War, etc.). They've re-done all the Star Wars movies, why? Because the way they look now is what they originally wanted to do, but didn't have the technology back in the 70's.
Paramount has already altered the sound effects on the Star Trek DVD's (I have them all), I don't think re-releasing all the Klingon episodes before Elaan of Troyius with digital footage of the Klingon Battle Cruiser would be a big deal..."