The Squire of Gothos
The crew of the Enterprise endures forced hospitality on an inhospitable planet. Is their host a military genius, a god, or a five-year-old? Find out as we put “The Squire of Gothos” in the Mission Log.
Tags: Paul Schneider, Telane, The Original Series, The Original Series Season 1, The Squire of Goths, TOS, William Campbell
Proposed message: “Only a very childish person would glorify war.”
Found Memo :
What a great letter! Too bad we didn’t see mor of Campbell as the Squire!
Holy crap, that was the Star Trek letterhead? I love it!
Also, when they had Campbell back to play Koloth in DS9 and Voyager, they should totally have gotten him to film a scene out of makeup as an elder member of the Q Continuum, too.)
This week: Medieval Liberace in space is a young Q!
They wrote a novel about that very idea ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/11f0afa8d1067de95befbcaf68788be3c3856ec11823133e9ba545af31a9891c.jpg
Here is a recurrent theme in Gothos/Adonis/Cat’s Paw: The aliens underestimate the crew because they expect the crew to be as we were in the past. By doing this, the aliens demonstrate how we used to be. Trelaine assumes we glorify war and marginalize women and cultures. Apollo assumes that we worship power. The Catspaw aliens assume the crew is superstitious. The crew says: “We put that behind us.” So, is the message: We’re doing better than in the past. We will do better in the future. We must do better to go forward and cope with the future.
That’s about as “Star Trek” a message as they come!