Talk:Spock's Brain

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Worst episode ever?[edit]

"Spock's Brain is considered by some to be the worst episode of the original series of Star Trek." - Where is evidence for this? I would say this is POV without a reliable reference (i.e. not someone's blog) and I recommend it gets deleted until a reference comes along. --JohnLynch

Live in a cave?  :-) It should say "considered by many".
" This is often nominated by fans as the worst TOS episode ever. This episode is a nominee for the DITL "Worst of Trek" award."
"For most people this is the worst of all TOS episodes"
"Possibly the dumbest episode in the entire Trek canon"
  • TREK NAVIGATOR - The Ultimate Guide to the Entire Trek Saga by Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross (1998, Back Bay Books)
"Considered one of the worst episodes ever"

--StAkAr Karnak 01:53, 8 Sep 2004 (UTC)

  • Aaah okay, fair enough. Thanks :) And I don't have much to do with "fans." I just watch the show :P --John Lynch 08:47, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

--I liked it. 75.33.237.38 21:52, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

I hope you liked it on an ironic level. Although, "Brain and brain. What is brain?" is a line I'm not going to forget. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.24.16.197 (talkcontribs)


I think I remember from commentary on the Sci-Fi channel that the script to this was originally written as a joke, which ended up going too far. Someone know the whole story? --Paul Soth 05:42, 7 Sep 2004 (UTC)

So.... considered by three fan created sites to be a poor episode. Is that really citeable? Also, what's noteworthy about the notes in this case? Kirk has a different hair cut, Chekov uses an earpiece etc? Alastairward (talk) 11:26, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

comment by a Trek nerd[edit]

This probably can't be noted on the page, but it's interesting to me that this episode uses the same "free the natives from their computer god" plot that ST-TOS so often used. It's just so poorly done, so insipid. Yes, I believe Gene Coon (writing as Lee Cronin) began it as a self-parody, but I think 3rd season producer Fred Freiberger didn't want any comedies: there are virtually no (intentional) comedies in season 3. ProfessorAndro (talk) 15:12, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Gene Coon's inspiration?[edit]

There may be an unmentioned connection to Gene Coon's having access to J. T. McIntosh's 1951 short story, "Machine Made" where a computer mainframe helps a young woman repair her own brain. The 1966 edition appears to precede Gene Coon's screenplay. Did any science fiction magazines of the time notice that too? One appears to be somewhat more than tangentially connected to the other. I wouldn't be surprised if Gene Coon were familiar with J. T. McIntosh's contributions to science fictiondom. Dexter Nextnumber (talk) 08:15, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Adult spoof/homage[edit]

This episode is the basis for this adult movie. Worth mentioning? --Weazie (talk) 23:37, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Planet Involved[edit]

"Stardate 5431.6" Kirk says Sigma Draconis VII, not VI. AMCKen (talk) 16:48, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

wrong stardate[edit]

[1] 79.176.221.122 (talk) 12:35, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

wrong stardate[edit]

[2] 79.176.221.122 (talk) 12:35, 3 August 2012 (UTC)