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Spock’s Brain is often considered one of the worst episodes in the original Star Trek series. From the cringe-worthy dialogue to the lackluster acting, this episode is a perfect example of what can go wrong when a TV show runs out of ideas.
The premise of the episode is that Spock’s brain has been removed from his body, and the Enterprise crew must locate and reattach it before it’s too late. The execution of this ridiculous idea is poorly executed.
Additionally, the episode’s central conflict revolves around a group of women who have stolen Spock’s brain and are using it to control their male-dominated society, which can be seen as reinforcing gender stereotypes and tropes.
The acting in this episode is also quite subpar, with even the normally reliable Leonard Nimoy struggling to make the material work.
Spock’s Brain is a low point in the Star Trek franchise and one that is best forgotten. The poor writing, lackluster acting, and nonsensical plot make it a chore to watch, and it’s unlikely that even the most die-hard Trek fans will find much to enjoy here.
Unfortunatly ☆☆☆☆☆ stars are not permitted, so the ★☆☆☆☆ star goes to DeForest Kelley’s delivery of the line “his brain is gone” 🤣
The Tendo residence is a traditional Japanese house that has been in the Tendo family for generations. The front of the house faces the street, and there is a small garden with a gate that leads to the street.
On the ground floor, there is a genkan (entrance area), a large living room with television, a dining room, a bathroom, and a kitchen that provides easy access to a boiling kettle of water at all times. The living room and dining room are separated by a shoji (sliding paper door) that can be opened to create one large room.
On the first floor, there three bedrooms and a spacious guest room. The rooms belong to the daughters, Kasumi, Nabiki, and Akane. The guest room is usually occupied by Ranma and a Panda. Where Soun’s room is supposed to be beats me… 🤷
The training hall is a large, open room with wooden floors and sliding doors on either side. On the walls of the training hall, there are several banners with japanese writing on them.
The Dojo and the Residence are connected with a covered walkway that extends from the back of the Tendo residence to the front of the dojo, allowing for easy access between the two buildings.
The ensemble is surrounded by a beautiful traditional japanese garden with a pond that can easily accommodate a giant panda plus a boy or girl.
The walls surrounding the property regularly break as well es walls inside the house and power poles in the area around the property but they keep on being miraculously fixed when the next episode is around.
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