Hilarity ensues this week as the Pon Farr drives us back to Vulcan for “Amok Time”! Author Dave Galanter joins us for a look at the first episode of Star Trek’s second season and quite possibly, the best episode of all time. Along the way, we discuss the genius of Theodore Sturgeon, the enduring bond between Kirk and Spock, the universality of Spock’s struggle, the troubling “ethnocentrism” of the Vulcan people, and which weapon to choose for your first koon-ut-kal-if-fee!
Plus, we talk Vulcan PDA, getting Nurse Chapel’s hopes up, the Vulcan version of Jerry Springer, looking at baby pictures of your fiancee, Kaliban tells his Walter Koenig bathroom story, and Dave tries to convince us that Star Trek V never happened!
This episode is all that and a bowl of plomeek soup on the wall!
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