If you understood the title of this post, welcome aboard, fellow nerd_geek.
For the rest of you, we’re talking Star Trek – The Original Series.
It is called TOS because – as I’m told – there have been other Star Trek series on TV and in movie theaters.
But around here we don’t waste precious star dates talking about anything other than the 79 1-hour episodes that aired on NBC from September 1966 to June 1969.
So Amazon now has the remastered episodes in HD on Prime Instant Video. If you are an Amazon Prime customer (recommended), you can stream them free to your PC.
The remastered shows are gorgeous – and they display brilliantly on the laptop. And it’s cool to lay about with the computer on your chest and watch the captain and crew warp around the galaxies.
We’re noticing unusual details missed on past repeated viewings of every episode. For example, in ‘The Menagerie’ – spelled ‘menegerie’ by Amazon – consider the plight of the invalided Captain Pike. Apparently, this is the best 23rd-century medical science can do for him:
His ‘brain-wave’ connected wheelchair/life support system apparatus affords this level of artificial communication: One beep = yes; two beeps = no
The wheelchair appears to have a top-speed of approximately ½ mph – and it can go in reverse only ‘slightly’
His ‘intensive care’ consists of being left alone in a room around-the-clock under video surveillance
But none of that will matter when an almost irrationally emotional Spock gets Captain Pike back to Talos IV to spend the rest of his days with the hottest chick in the quadrant (well, sort of) under the benevolent care of the super-brained Talosians.
And we’re moving on to the next episode on the personal all-time favorite list: ‘City on the Edge of Forever’
If we find anything ridiculous, we’ll keep you posted.