You can’t tell, since this is an audio podcast, but in honor of our move into The Animated Series, we’ve replaced ourselves with cartoon facsimiles. And just in time, too, as “Beyond the Farthest Star” and “Yesteryear” assuage Richard’s fears about an animated Trek. The former provides a possible template for the show–trippy visuals with Star Trek action surrounding it, while “Yesteryear” is perhaps one of the finest episodes of Star Trek ever produced. Yep, it’s that good. Also! Young Spock dresses like He-Man.
0:10 “I think I goddamn love The Animated Series.”
4:45 “The Seventies had such shitty animation but in a context like this I’m finding it kind of delightful. It feels like a “best of” the series in a way.”
10:00 “The ending of the episode I find very sad, in a weird way.”
14:40 “It really speaks to I think a lot of the qualities of The Original Series where your technology level doesn’t matter so much–it’s your skill and your intelligence that matters.”
23:40 “It’s very difficult to know how much of this is me projecting this and how much is actually in the episode, but I really do get a sense that she feels very protective, but she also knows that she needs to act a different way than she would if this was a human child.”
25:15 “I really don’t feel comfortable talking about the outfits.”
32:00 “It’s such a nice postscript to ‘Journey to Babel’ and it really does put a nice capper on that relationship and on Spock.”