EAN-139786300988675   EAN-13 barcode 9786300988675
Product NameStar Trek - The Original Series, Episode 71: Whom Gods Destroy [VHS]
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 6300988678
Price New13.98 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used2.75 US Dollars    (curriencies)
CastWilliam Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, Bill Blackburn
BindingVHS Tape
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
Run Time46 minutes
Long DescriptionIt's the supporting players who provide the most watchable performances in the 1969 "Whom Gods Destroy," one of the best episodes from Star Trek's final season on NBC. Running an errand to the planet Elba II, an inhospitable place housing a remote hospital for the hopelessly insane, Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) discover that a longtime patient and Starfleet icon, Captain Garth (Steve Ihnat), has overtaken the facility. Suffering delusions of absolute power, Garth declares himself master of the universe, though his mastery fails to lure the rest of the Enterprise crew into a trap.

With Kirk and Spock subdued prisoners of the brutal Garth, the story opens to Ihnat's flamboyant yet sympathetic performance. You can see behind the character's crazy veneer to the bold starship commander whose exploits fired Kirk's imagination as a cadet. Equally good is Yvonne Craig as Garth's would-be queen, the very sexy Marta, a compulsive killer whose seductive dances, wayward intelligence, and exotic, green skin make her one of the most striking females from the original series. Newbie Trekkers will be happy to know that the story by Lee Erwin and Jerry Sohl clarifies a couple of biographical points about Kirk and Spock, including the captain's own reference to his Starfleet career track before becoming an explorer. --Tom Keogh

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