Every time I try to watch The Original Series, I always end up getting stopped at Charlie X… not sure why that is, maybe this diary entry will get to the bottom of it.
– First appearance of Kirk’s dope green wrap-top…
– Charlie slapped Yeoman Rand’s backside… Dude hasn’t had more than a couple weeks of human interaction in his first 14 years of life, and is already a baller.
– Maybe this weird Uhura breaking out into song thing is what kills the momentum of this weird episode.
– Kirk trying to explain sexual harassment is my favorite thing about this series so far… incredible.
– Woah… Kirk was wearing his yellow shirt when he got on to the elevator with Charlie, now he got off the elevator in his Green Wrap… continuity is dead.
– I’ll never not want a 3D chess board.
– Kirk is teaching Charlie how to take a bump. Amazing.
– The lighting in this episode is incredible, even if they overuse the lighting of the eyes.
– Oy.. Charlie just turned a lady into an iguana… Now I remember why this episode is so terrible.
– Dude just made Yeoman Rand disappear. Worst character ever.
– Now he turned an attractive young lady into an old lady… what a dumb fucking character.
– Why is the rest of the crew so blissfully unaware that Charlie is being shitty? You’d think word would get around that a Teenager has taken over the ship with his stupid mind powers.
– Yeoman Rand is on the bridge in her nightie. Great Success.
– Worst resolution ever… Weird Non-Organic Aliens: “Yo, we gave Charlie those powers when he was little so he could survive.. sorry he was a dick about it, but he is coming back with us. Here is Janice Rand back. Later.”
Most Valuable Player: Captain Kirk (William Shatner) – 1st MVP – Even though he was given some cheesy lines when explaining the birds and the bees to Charlie, Shatner handled them incredibly well. Kirk also plays chess fast and loose, and I appreciate that. Kirk also trying to describe sexual harassment was the only decent thing about this episode, for that alone, he deserves this award.
Least Valuable Player: Charlie Evans (Robert Walker Jr.) – 1st LVP – Terrible dialogue terribly delivered. Not only was this a dumb character with a dumb backstory and a dumb resolution… the kid couldn’t act to save the part. Terrible all around.
Final Grade: One of my least favorite episodes of any series of Star Trek, I’m just happy that nonsense is behind me and that I don’t ever have to watch it again. D-