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Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Best Scene In "Star Trek" History? ("The Doomsday Machine", 1967) (video)

Captain Kirk (William Shatner) is aboard the wrecked starship USS Constellation...

...and has aimed it directly into the maw of a renegade war machine headed for Earth.

The ship's is rigged to explode with a 30-second delay, but the transporter is acting up...
...making this an extremely perilous course of action for Kirk.

Sol Kaplan's excellent musical score is one of the best ever written for television.

The SPFX in this episode have since been updated with CGI...
...but many Trek fans much prefer these original effects.

Some shots use a model kit replica of the Enterprise.
Dramatic license is used in the countdown to show simultaneous events.

Many Star Trek fans regard this as the series' best episode ever.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


1 comment:

Unknown said...

This was always my favorite episode as a kid. There are other episodes that presented moral dilemmas, explored social issues, or had more complex plots, but for pure fun, excitement, imminent danger and overcoming overwhelming odds are concerned, this episode can't be beat.