I don’t like getting this nitpicky and nerdy, but it’s an involuntary state brought on by a filmmaker’s poor decisions. ST Into Darkness is fine as a garden-variety action flick. It was pretty. It had great action sequences. It just wasn’t a Star Trek movie. Star Trek movies have three things: sense, heart, and exploration. This had none of those.
Introducing the Kirk Shirtlessness Principle: Kirk’s level of shirtlessness is inversely proportional to the episode’s level of action/adventure (times its weight in cheese). Also, Clint Howard.
On the Cheese Rating Scale, Redshirts is grass-fed sharp white cheddar. You think you know what to expect, but there’s a surprising complexity there. Also melts well on sandwiches.
One notable thing about “Dagger of the Mind” is that Kirk suffers the uncomfortable consequences of pooping where he eats.
A female captain in a notoriously male-dominated universe, Janeway was a risk for Star Trek and one I don’t know if they’d take again. But from a purely selfish standpoint, as a fan of sci-fi and strong female characters, I’m glad they did.
I’m pleased to announce that Yeoman Rand was not sexually harrassed or assaulted in this episode.
This episode is fraught with sexual innuendo and frustration: everywhere I looked, it was vaginas and penises.
With self-confidence, you too can win the heart of a surly space yokel and live on a barren planet, playing solitaire and nagging him about washing pans.
The Yeoman Rand Sexual Harassment Count is officially ON. She’s harassed in the hallways anytime she goes anywhere. She got sexually assaulted by Charlie X and Bad Kirk. Janice should be issued a phaser set to kill.