April 5, 2018
Star Butts S1E2: Charlie X
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, the Enterprise takes aboard a strange but definitely not creepy supergod teenager named Charlie. Not “Charlie X,” just Charlie. Oh also Josh sings!
We’ve also got an RSS feed set up for future episodes. You can find that over on the sidebar, or directly here.
The way TOS treats women makes it one of the hardest shows for me to watch. They always have the “beautiful woman” filter when a new lady is introduced. I do like Star Trek, but boy it’s got real problems.
“Charlie X” sounds like a ’90s “Attitude” version of Charles Xavier.
And so we have the first (second if The Cage counts?) “Super advanced alien race can do whatever they want, and it’s basically luck that the Enterprise crew don’t all get wasted”. There will be quite a few more of those.
This early in the series, and we’re already seeing just how plausible the “TOS is actually Kirk spinning stories in a bar so people will buy him drinks” hypothesis is. This episode must have gotten him particularly wasted.