Thursday, June 26, 2014

Star Trek 2x11 "Friday's Child"

rating: **
Memory Alpha summary

While hardly the most famous episode of the whole series, much less franchise (obscure would be a good word), this one's a quarter shy of being a hidden gem.  This is "Friday's Child" and features the return of the Klingons!

via Let's Watch Star Trek (yes please!)
This is the kind of story that typifies the mundane realities of the conflict between the Federation and the Klingon Empire (and as such carries a story thread from "Journey to Babel" for being more of a Federation episode than Starfleet).  Like the Cold War between the United States and the U.S.S.R., often the real victims were the territories caught in the middle.

The story pivots less on the Klingons than the locals, and there are tons of later episodes throughout the franchise that feature similar conflicts.  In that regard, "Friday's Child" is again both fairly anonymous and also a precedent.

You don't have to go out of your way to catch this one, but it does offer dividends if you do.

four quarter analysis
franchise * series * essential * character

notable guest-stars:
Julie Newmar


  1. It's cool to see the Klingons I'm the early days Tony. As usual most of the damage hits those caught in the middle.

    1. That's the cool thing about this episode, that it features the Klingons but doesn't really focus on them.


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