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  • It employed a number of interesting elements, including the possibility of cryogenics, as in placing bodies in suspended animation and then restoring them at a later time in the future

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      Star Trek: Space Seed is one of the more memorable shows, especially since it is what spawned Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It employed a number of interesting elements, including the possibility of cryogenics, as in placing bodies in suspended animation and then restoring them at a later time in the future.

      Combined with that is the concept of genetic alteration, as in humans created to fight wars. This theme


      was also used in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation many years later.

      Add to the mix a little love story between Khan, the leader of the now awake super humans and a curious Enterprise historian named Marla McGivers and what we have is an hour of dramatic intrigue and romance.

      Ricardo Montalban is magnificent as Khan, with Madlyn Rhue quite good as McGivers. Poor McGivers is under appreciated on the Enterprise.


      • Kirk doesn’t even pronounce her name right and he actually has a disparaging remark early on.

        I do like the way that Bones McCoy faces off with Khan in the sick bay of the Enterprise when Khan comes to. It shows how brave McCoy really is and how he thinks on his feet.

        The lesson of this outing is simply that there is more to life than war, and Kirk presents that realization

        to Khan, who eventually accepts it. It’s a happy ending, until the advent of the movie that came from this show a couple of decades later. How prophetic was it that Spock actually asks as the final two lines how interesting it would be to return to the world where Khan and company are dropped off to see their world. It wasn’t a hundred years, but it was still interesting.




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