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Spock's Brain (ST OS)

Third season episode of classic Trek about aliens who steal Spock's brain to use in a computer

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If it was called Spock's BRAN, there could have been a cereal tie in.

  • Mar 31, 2011

Spock's Brain.  Offen a contender with "The Way to Eden" as the worst episode of Classic Trek.  I much perfer Spock's Brain for many reasons and the chief one being that Spock's Brain doesn't have hippies.

The Enterprise has encountered a unique alien vessel and before they can study it further, an alien woman transports aboard and disables the crew.  Once awake, McCoy learns a horror that Spock's brain has been stolen and Spock is on emergency life support.  Tracking the trail of the vessel, The Enterprise comes to a planet where they belive Spock's brain is and discover a strange primitive culture of men on the surface and a seemingly advanced culture of women underneath.

The antagonists need Spock's Brain to keep they're master computer running underneath the surface to keep they're society running.  Kirk of course has to break it to them that it's wrong to take someone's brain.  This episode is so silly that you half expect it to be played in preschools for kids. 

Spock's Brain is killed on two counts.  Seeing a unmarked plain button controller steering around Spock in a most undignified fashion and the line "BRAIN AND BRAIN, WHAT IS BRAIN?!" by the brainless miniskirted space babe.  If I'm not mistaken she says it at least twice and you can taste the ham each time.  For what it's worth, Spock's Brain is at least a little fun and has no hippies.


If it was called Spock's BRAN, there could have been a cereal tie in. If it was called Spock's BRAN, there could have been a cereal tie in.

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July 14, 2011
Yeah, that was a BAD episode.
March 31, 2011
wonder what would happen if they accidentally took Austin Powers' brain to run a computer....that'll be something. LOL! Nice one, John!
April 01, 2011
Then we would have world piece.....of crap. Never really got into AP. Thanks Woo.
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Quick Tip by . March 31, 2011
Miniskirted alien women steal Spock's Brain to power a computer. Not as awful as you've heard but it's signature line that you'll take away form the episode is pretty lame.
Quick Tip by . July 24, 2010
I like this episode more then other people do but seeing miniskirted space bimbo's stealing Spock's Brain and seeing Spock controlled by McCoy's three button remote, it is hard to defend it. Campy fun.
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