Wednesday, July 29, 2009


"I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose." - Spock to Trelane

From Wikipedia:

"The Squire of Gothos" is an episode of Star Trek. It was first broadcast by NBC on January 12, 1967 and repeated on June 22, 1967. It is episode #17, production #18, and was written by Paul Schneider, and directed by Don McDougall.

Overview: A powerful being torments the crew of the Enterprise.

More here.

This is easily the gayest episode in all of Star Trek. It's also what makes it great. No, I'm not kidding. B-movie actor William Campbell who plays the villain Trelane was, according to his Wikipedia page, consciously attempting to parody flamboyant pianist Liberace--despite the fact that Liberace continuously denied being gay, even while he was dying of AIDS in the mid 80s, his well known stage persona made him out to be the Biggest Queen Ever. So just imagine Kirk and crew matching wits with an evil, laughing, flaming, nineteenth century European general dressed in military drag. Because that's what you get in "The Squire of Gothos." Trelane is one of the greatest science fiction bad guys of all time.

The episode's also full of great quotable Star Trek quotes, like Spock's above. Here's another, this time from Trelane: "Where are your weapons? Don't you display your weapons?" God, I fucking love this one.

Check it out: