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|Star Trek - The Original Series Vol 3 Episodes 6 7 The Man Trap/ The Naked Time|
Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Volume 3 in this terrific DVD library of original Star Trek programs includes "The Man Trap," the first broadcast episode of the Gene Roddenberry series. Though it was not the first story produced for the show, the proce... more »
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Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 2/21/2010...
THE MAN TRAP
This was the first episode to AIR (not first one to be made) even though it is "early" it is still very impressive! This is the one with the shape-shifting salt-sucking monster. Yes it looks like a guy in a rubber suit with fish-netting all over... So what? It is still fun.
I love that McCoy is given more "definition" as we see a glimpse of his past in the form of his ex-sweetie. Includes classic Trekkie humor, death of a red shirt, and of course a very logical moment involving Spock... (The most logical way to handle an alien species eating your Captain... is to beat the crud out of it until it pummels you across the room) Awesome~ :)
Has nothing to do with naked people... (thought I'd say that cuz it took me an hour to convince my friend it was "Okay" to watch with kids in the room) It is actually one of my personal favorite episodes. To sum up: weird disease makes the crew act Drunk... and yes it is hilarious and dramatic at the same time. Includes a very personal moment for Spock, Irish music, and Sulu Shirtless with a Sword! Worth the credit for that moment alone.
Two great ones
David Bonesteel | Fresno, CA United States | 05/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love these two episodes.
"The Man Trap" scared the hell out of me when I first saw it as a kid. It seems that a lot of people don't care for this episode, but I've always found it supremely creepy--Dr. Crater all alone on that dead, lonely planet with the hideous creature that killed his wife, deluding himself that he has some kind of personal relationship with it. Despite the primitive special effects and cheesy music, TOS managed to produce some pretty scary episodes. The creature design here is exceptional.
In "The Naked Time," a virus results in intoxication and poor impulse control, causing various characters to act out in ways that are very revealing of character. This episode is sometimes quite funny, but it's also very eerie as our cast of characters struggles to maintain self-control while Lt. Riley croons, "I'll take you home again, Kathleen" over the PA system.
Not the Best Episodes but Still Enjoyable!
Frederick Baptist | Singapore | 03/14/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The "Man Trap" has an interesting premise: how far should we be willing to tolerate suffering and death so as to ensure the survival of any species. In this episode, a scientist seems to be willing to go very far, accepting and forgiving the killing of his own wife by what turns out to be the last creature of its kind that drains all the salt out of its victims. This same scientist eventually pays with his own life. The second episode on this disc, "The Naked Time" is clearly the weaker of the two and in a plot rather similar to "The Enemy Within", we see a chemical causing less favourable aspects of the crew's personality coming to the surface until the good doctor is able to find an antidote. If you are looking at collecting only the best episodes, don't get this volume as it's definitely among the weaker ones of the series."