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Episode 1.7: What Are Little Girls Made Of?

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The costume design on Star Trek was really something.

There's a lot in this episode that had to be cut down to fit it into 12 panels. The deaths of the security redshirts Matthews (not seen) and Rayburn (seen in panel 3), the death of Dr HymieBrown (who was also an android, by the way), the death of Ruk the android, and the android version of Kirk. And the way Kirk escapes from Ruk, by arguing logic with him and forcing Ruk to conclude that his programming is all wrong.

Basic Kirk procedure when faced with a dangerous robot/android:

Kirk flowchart

Transcript

1
Captain's log, Stardate 2712.4. We've located Dr Roger Korby, missing on planet Exo III for five years.
Dr Korby: {over radio} I have a totally non-suspicious request, Captain. Beam down alone.
Chapel: Roger!
Dr Korby: Christine! Okay, you too.
2
Spock: Are you sure it's his voice?
Chapel: Have you ever been engaged, Mr Spock?
Spock: Hold that thought until the second season, Nurse.
Kirk: Allons-y!
3
Caption: On Exo III:
Dr Brown: Hi, I'm Dr Hymie... I mean, Brown. Your security men can wait here in this deathtrap.
Rayburn: Where's Matthews?
Dr Brown: I mean, your remaining security man.
4
Andrea: I'm Andrea.
Chapel: Oh, really?
Dr Korby: She's a completely lifelike android who obeys my every command. Nothing to be jealous about!
Chapel: Oh, really??
5
Dr Korby: You think I could love a machine?
Chapel: Did you?
Caption: Actual lines. Chapel FTW!
6
Kirk: There's someone lurching around back there.
Dr Korby: That's Ruk, another android. A big, muscular male.
Chapel: Oh, really???
7
Caption: Korby captures Kirk and makes an android replica!
Dr Korby: Now to transfer your memories.
Kirk: "Mind your own business, Mr Spock. I'm sick of your half-breed interference."
8
Kirk Android: We're taking Korby to a planet where he can make androids and infiltrate human society.
Spock: Really, Captain?
Kirk Android: Mind your own business, Mr Spock! I'm sick of your half-breed interference!
9
Spock: I surmise that the Captain has been duplicated. I wonder how best to approach this situation. It is not as though I must deal with a similar circumstance every fortnight.
10
Kirk: If I have to seduce an android to escape, so be it.
Andrea: I am not programmed for love.
Caption: But Kirk seduces her anyway!
11
Caption: Korby is an android too!
Dr Korby: I am Roger Korby! I still love you, Christine!
Andrea: I love you, Roger!
Dr Korby: No, you're an android! You can't love!
12
Caption: Romeo + Juliet ending! Only with androids. And a phaser.
SFX: Zap!
Kirk: Andrea was an android... Now I get it.


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