Leonard Nimoy’s death in February brought to a close his unusual career continually playing a single role for half a century. Between 1966, when the television show Star Trek premiered, and 2013, when the movie Star Trek Into Darkness hit the screens, Nimoy portrayed the franchise’s beloved first officer, Mr. Spock, in two TV series and eight films. She was the sister of B'Etor and Duras. Give comparative identification between actor Karidian and Governor Kodos. Kodos, known in infamy as Kodos the Executioner, was a supporting character in Star Trek. ... Paramount Pictures Corp or the “Star Trek” franchise. Kodos twisted and fussed, pulling against the restraints as his head turned restlessly. Kodos’ sibling Kang is named for a Klingon who appears in a later episode of Star Trek, and they both hail from Rigel VII, which figured in “The Menagerie.” Eugene’s Rating: Warp 3 (on a scale of 1-6) She tried to eradicate anyone who might identify her father as Kodos the Executioner. This is the long awaited Part II of my look back at highlights of the Season 1 of Star Trek the Original Series. I posted Part I back in September.. THe Politics of 'Star Trek': Conservatism Abounds in 'Conscience of the King' ... Anton Karidian, whom Leighton believes to be Kodos the Executioner. Written by Barry Trivers and directed by Gerd Oswald, it first aired on December 8, 1966.. Perhaps 23rd century law requires actual eye witnesses that had met Kodos in person. Kodos stroked Penny's head, blood pouring from where his hand touched her. Kodos is the Star Trek universe's version of Thanos. The "homicidal fungi" Raffi mentioned is a deeper cut and it could be a reference to the Star Trek TOS episode "The Conscience of the King". I did not think Star Trek would unsettle me so often, but holy shit, y’all, Kodos and his daughter are both HORRIFYING and for entirely different reasons. The governor, Kodos, made a horrific decision to put half of the colony's population to death to save the lives of the other half. 4 stars 123. His real motive is to study Karidian and his daughter in an attempt to learn if he is, indeed, Kodos and responsible for Leighton's death. Teaser Description: An actor traveling aboard the Enterprise may be a former governor who ordered a mass murder twenty years earlier. An early example of this genre of Star Trek is the episode the Conscience of the King.In the episode, Kirk is trying confirm that the actor Anton Karidian is the mass murdering Kodos the Executioner. Spock asked how Kirk knew there would be passengers. —Macbeth, Act I, Scene v One of the best parts about revisiting the original Trek, at least for me, is rediscovering the episodes that I'd forgotten. ... All three of CBS’s Star Trek seasons have been about preventing the death of all sentient life due to out-of-control technology. Her limited walk-on scene was the last she had to film for Star Trek, before her return in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. From its opening montage to its largely uninteresting characters to its storytelling, Enterprise was inarguably the weakest of the Star Trek series. In contrast to Khan Noonien Singh (“Space Seed” and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Kodos comes across as a dictator with a conscience—likely a statement on how even the most vile, reprehensible of men can show love, kindness, and compassion toward others. This is the thread for Star_Trek's Star Trek Rewatch for November 6th 2020. Yes, I would like to receive updates, special offers and other information from Star Trek.com. "And if some have to die anyway, better that it's quick, better that the ones who live have a predisposed advantage in their survivability." Years later, aboard the Enterprise, Kirk met Kodos again; the governor was now posing as an actor named Anton Karidian (Arnold Moss) and his daughter Lenore (Barbara Anderson) systematically murdered everyone who could identify her father as Kodos. When Kirk was a teenager, he lived on a colony on Tarsus IV, which had its food supply destroyed by exotic fungi. (14) This week we'll be watching TOS Season 1 Episode 14: The Conscience of the King. When Riley is poisoned, the young man learns of Kirk's suspicions and goes to the theater on board the U.S.S. "The Conscience of the King" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. Star Trek: The Original Series: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox This novel is set between TFF and TUC, and offers a return of Lenore Karidian - who we know as Kodos' insane daughter who tried to exterminate all the survivors of the Tarsus massacre and ended up killing her own father back in The Conscience of the King. He was portrayed by the late Arnold Moss. The Enterprise has been called off-course by Kirk's friend, Dr. Thomas Leighton, who claims to have discovered some type of artificial food source that could end famine. Jim’s top priorities right now are to keep his daughter safe and his friends calm. Close. "Yes." Lursa, daughter of Ja'rod is a female Klingon from the House of Duras and a recurring antagonist in both Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, and one of the secondary antagonists of Star Trek Generations . Paramount. Yes, exactly, it made so much sense." Kodos obviously regretted that his daughter had turned into a monster, but other than that, he still seemed to think that killing four thousand of the "less important" people was the right move, and that he would have been a hero if the supply ships hadn't come early. One of the best scenes in the episode – maybe in the entire original series – is Kirk’s confrontation with Kodos. Enterprise to kill Kodos… My Review A murder investigation is a delightfully original plot for Star Trek to tackle at this stage and the question of whether or not Karidian could actually be Kodos is intriguing and well plotted. “Was this part of your plan?” Gracies whispers, voice sharp in the quiet of the corridor. First air: 8 December 1966. Details 5 stars - Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) delivers the message that it is not acceptable to relocate people from their native lands. What does Leighton's wife think about it? Memory Alpha Link The episode can be viewed on Netflix and Hulu. 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