The Naked Time
Breaking a sweat leads to multiple breakdowns on the Enterprise. Singing! Swordplay! Kirk is torn between two lovers! This week, we’re putting “The Naked Time” in the Mission Log!
Tags: D'Artagnan, drunk, fencing, intoxication, John D. F. Black, madness, Marc Daniels, Psi 2000, Riley, Sulu, sword, The Naked Time, The Original Series, The Original Series Season 1, TOS
“Let’s do the Time Warp again.” This was the episode used in
“X-MEN: Days of Futures Past.” Now nothing can ever be the same.
My favourite line in this, beyond Spock’s “Take D’Artagnan to sickbay” was Uhura’s response to Sulu calling her a ‘fair maiden’: “Sorry; neither.”
I think that a lot of the issues in this episode – as well as, to certain extent, Charlie X and even Where No Man – has more to do with impulse control than revealing a character’s deepest desire. I don’t think that Sulu *always* wants to fence heroically; I think that’s just what struck him at the time. Same with Reilly taking over the _Enterprise_ just so he could control things and sing. Alcohol – the metaphor – is known for lowering impulse control, and that’s how I see this episode.