Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: “The Practical Joker”


There’s a practical joker on the Enterprise–or, rather, in the Enterprise… The TOS Rewatch meets “The Practical Joker.”

An excerpt:

The jokes are all incredibly unimaginative and very basic stuff. The dark-eyes-from-the-microscope thing doesn’t even make sense in the setting. (Why would there be a microscope on Spock’s console? How’d a disembodied computer even get it there?) They’re just variations on contemporary pranks, and not particularly interesting ones. Plus, there’s the completely absurd giant inflatable Enterprise decoy that the Romulans somehow don’t realize is a giant balloon until after they fire on it. I can’t even…

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