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Reviewer: nml Signed [Report This]
Date: 09/16/2018 11:40 PM Title: Season 2, Episode 15 — "Journey to Babel"

Very belated kudos! I've had this open for ages for me to say really enjoyed - thanks for the read

Reviewer: LSPINGLES Signed [Report This]
Date: 06/23/2018 2:42 AM Title: Season 2, Episode 15 — "Journey to Babel"

So I have to confess I like Journey to Babel for many of the world building reasons you have stated AND we see Spock's parents.  But I have always hated that scene when Amanda slaps Spock.  I know she was distraught, but how could she tell her son she would hate him. I am working on another story currently and trying to sort out Spock's relationship with his parents is driving me crazy.

Anyway, I love how you demonstrated Spock's influence on Jim.  Devil in the Dark is one of my all-time favourite episodes.  Dealing with bigotry in a more subtle way.  I can't recall if I mentioned how much I agreed with your statement that if the salt creature in "The Man Trap" had been encountered later in the series they would have found a way to save it.  Those phasers would have been set on stun. At this point, I'll just attribute it to the fact that it took a while before they were listening to him.  Luckily, the Horta was not found in the first few episodes.

The reference to the invasion of Cestus III was also great. I love that Spock challenges Kirk's conclusions.  And again on the Bridge he calls into question the decision to chase them down.  I like their interaction.  Jim is clearly pissed at being challenged,  but gets out of chair and walks around to Spock.  He makes his position known, but in a civilized manner. Of course, everything Spock said was absorbed by Jim and he spares the Gorn in the end.

I enjoyed this one a lot.  I see you have done something on Amok Time.  I am excited already.  I'll save it until tomorrow.

 

Reviewer: Pookie Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 06/07/2018 3:55 AM Title: Season 2, Episode 15 — "Journey to Babel"

My favorite. I'm glad you jumped ahead. Loving everything you do..especially all the background info!

Author's Response:

Thanks so much; I'm really happy that you enjoyed this chapter, and I greatly appreciate that you took the time to leave a review! 

I adore "Journey to Babel;" it really does have everything.  Leonard Nimoy is wonderful in it, and Mark Lenard plays a Vulcan MUCH better than most guest stars in subsequent series. I don't know if he's a better actor than the others, or if it's because he had Mr. Nimoy to pattern himself after, but his Sarek is very well done.

I have "Journey to Babel" on my phone -- not on a streaming service, but actually on the hard drive -- so I can watch it whenever I want. Because sometimes I need to see Spock being virtuously self-sacrificing and Kirk being valiantly helpful. :-)

 

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