“What are Little Girls Made Of?”
Ok, so first of all, Nurse whatshername is back! And it turns out she’s married. Sorry gents. But wait, her husband might be dead? No wait, he’s alive! But wait, he’s clearly been getting it on with an android lady who is topless except for suspenders.
Kiss Kirk, he commands her? See Captain? There’s no emotion whatsoever. It’s just an android. (Hint: See honey? It’s meaningless sex, no emotion at all).
Ok, so seeing two red shirts die didn’t really raise the stakes all that much, so I have to say that for this to be the first time we see a couple of redshirts die on the show, their death was pretty meaningless. There was a tense scene later in the caves where Kirk plans to hit the big android with a giant penis and push him to his death like the big guy killed the red shirts. But then it turns out Kirk isn’t strong enough to do that, and a giant penis is a terrible weapon against androids. Against a human, it could be very effective. Aaah, get that thing away from me. Awwwwwwwwwww. (Dead).
Later, despite all the evidence so far, Kirk hilariously thinks he can kiss emotions into the android girl! Pfffft. Buahahah. Go Kirk! Give it the old college try!
Of course, the joke’s on me, because it works! He kisses her so hard, she gets all flustered and emotional. This scene had me laughing so hard, I literally fell off the couch laughing.
Fake Kirk’s trip up to the Enterprise was kind of wasted, wasn’t it? Spock figured out that it was an imposter, but it didn’t end up mattering because Kirk can kiss so well, he didn’t need Spock’s help.
Overall, I was very entertained by this episode. But a weird pattern has emerged so far in watching 1960s Star Trek.
- Beware of powerful mind-controlling beings.
- Beware of imposters mimicking the crew.
- Watch out ladies. You might get raped. Or, used as sex objects.
I’m really enjoying myself so far. And I realized something while watching “What are Little Girls Made of?” I realized that this show is pretty unique. What other show from the 60s are we rewatching? None. What other 60s show is widely available for streaming? None that I’m aware of. What other 60s show still has so much cultural cachet?