March 29, 2018
Star Butts S1E1: The Man Trap
Alex, Josh, and Mumbles got together to watch Star Trek, and you can watch along with this commentary track! Just queue up the episode on Netflix or your physical media of choice, and follow the instructions at the beginning of the commentary track to experience Spoiler Warning On Your Television. Because… well, CBS wouldn’t let us just upload the an entire episode of Star Trek to YouTube, now would they?
In this episode, we watch the first aired episode of the series, The Man Trap! Can the crew of the Enterprise unravel the salty secret of M113, or will they succumb to the dastardly heat lamps?
We’ve also got an RSS feed set up for future episodes. You can find that over on the sidebar, or directly here.
This isn’t apropos of anything, but your editing or mic-muting is so good, during those moments of silence the Google Chrome tab stops showing the audio icon. I kept having to check and make sure the video hadn’t crashed or something!
Anyway, everything bad that happens in this episode is all Professor Crater’s fault. If he had only come clean about why he needed the salt, maybe Starfleet could have accommodated the creature’s needs without anyone having to die. The guy’s a Federation scientist, and even if he’s in a warped state of mind after losing his wife to this creature, he still seemed to care about it enough to be willing to overlook murder. He can’t tell his superiors, “hey, I have a new and probably intelligent lifeform here, but it needs salt to survive”?