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Episode 3.5: Is There in Truth No Beauty?

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This episode uses a lot of weird camera angles, first person viewpoint shots, hand-held camera, and really wide lenses, giving it a very surreal look which nicely complements the idea of being driven insane by a visual stimulus. It was a good challenge trying to capture that in the comic.

Dr Miranda Jones is one of very few women who Kirk fails to seduce. Perhaps because she's blind and can't see his hunky body.

Transcript

1
{transporter room}
Captain's log, Stardate 5630.7. Escorting ambassador Kollos to his homeworld.
McCoy: Medusans are so ugly that the sight of one drives humans MAD.
Spock: This visor will protect me.
Caption: Larry Marvick. {pointing to a man on the transporter pad}
2
Dr Jones: {beaming up} I'm Dr Miranda Jones. Kollos is here in my cat box.
Spock: Greetings.
McCoy: {mostly off panel} MAD, I tell you!
3
{Kollos's quarters}
Dr Jones: You're jealous of my role as telepathic liaison with Kollos!
Spock: Yes, Vulcans being well known for raging jealousy.
Dr Jones: Who says I'm paranoid?!
Caption: It's Dr Ann Mulhall (Return to Tomorrow)!
4
Marvick: Actually, I'm jealous! I love you, Miranda!
Dr Jones: Your human emotions disgust me. Leave me with Kollos!
5
Caption: Marvick tries to kill Kollos, but Kollos shows himself.
{flashing special effects in Marvick's face}
Marvick: Aaaarghh!!
6
{weird first person camera angle showing Scotty in engineering}
Scotty: Mr Marvick, you look totally sane. Take control of the ship.
7
Kirk: Marvick is insane!
McCoy: MAD!
Kirk: Let's take him out in a fist fight, instead of using phasers!
{Scotty fights Marvick}
8
{bridge}
Spock: We are evidently far outside our Galaxy. When we exceeded warp speed factor 9.5, we apparently entered a space-time continuum.
Caption: Actual lines, I kid you not
9
Spock: I'll link minds with Kollos. He can navigate us back.
McCoy: But Dr Jones is insanely jealous! In fact... MAD! And blind! And MAD!
Spock: She must be kept occupied, her mind on something else.
Kirk: Time to seduce!
10
Chekov: Navigation successful, kipatin! We are back in the Galaxy.
Spock: I'll unlink minds with Kollos.
Caption: Forgets safety visor!
{flashing special effects in Spock's face}
Caption: Safety screen {protects the rest of the bridge crew}
11
{sick bay}
Kirk: Only your telepathy can save Spock.
McCoy: {off panel} MAD!
Kirk: You are beautiful outside but ugly within. Confront your jealousy and become a better person!
12
{bridge}
Caption: She does!
Kirk: Have an allegorical rose.
Dr Jones: I suppose it has thorns.
Kirk: Yes, but it looks as beautiful. Or would, if you could see it.


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