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Star Trek #48 ‘Private Little War’by: Treks.in.Sci-Fi • tags: 1960s • free • short.form • Star.Trek
From Treks in Sci Fi:
This week we do it, “old school” and cover an original Trek series episode called “A Private Little War” from the second season. I cover the episode, give some interesting background on it related to TNG and do a full episode commentary. But first, I pass on a few bits of Trek news. It seems the items from the closed “Star Trek – The Experience” in Vegas are all being auctioned off starting this weekend. This pretty much stops any plans for the exhibit to reopen in a new venue anytime in the future. Kind of sad when you think about it. You can view a video of the items in the warehouse they have been stored at HERE. Another Trek related story is that Wil Wheaton is making another guest appearance on tomorrow’s (April 12th, 2010) episode of “The Big Bang Theory.” This an awesome show and every geek and Trek fan should be watching. A few other things are discussed on the podcast and then it’s on to the episode commentary.
The episode, “A Private Little War” is not exactly a huge favorite of mine, but it has some pretty cool moments. Mainly it’s a piece about the Vietnam war wrapped up in a Sci-Fi setting about supplying arms to a group of people to help them fight another group. But the fun stuff here includes the mugato that attacks Kirk and the very attractive Nancy Kovak as the witch woman that cures Kirk and ultimately seduces him. Kind of a bit of a twist on the usual Kirk and alien women romance angle. The mugato made me reminisce about when (way back in the day) we made a costume of the Mugato that my brother wore to a Trek convention. I was just in my blue Starfleet uniform. We actually won a prize too. Ah, those were the days. Anyway, this is an interesting episode and I also get to play some nice comments by two forum members: Bryan and Rick Moyer. Mr. Moyer also has a brand new parody song about the mugato that is awesome. Thanks much guys.