Wolf in the Fold
People are being murdered. They all have two things in common: each is a woman and Scotty is standing over each body. He cannot be the killer can he? Find out when we put Wolf in the Fold in the Mission Log.
Tags: Argelius II, Hegist, Jack the Ripper, Joseph Pevney, murder, redjac, Robert Bloch, Scotty, The Original Series, The Original Series Season 2, TOS, Wolf in the Fold
Home Video Trivia: 1991 – Columbia House VHS Cassette#4499- Stardate Unknowns – This was the ONLY TOS VHS to be released with 3 episodes recorded ( all the others had only two ) onto a T-160 tape.
Speaking “of the body”, see this guy, well……..
and of course we know what happened there.
You brought up the notion of whether Mr Hengist was alive or dead, whether Redjac had possessed him throughout or whether Kirk essentially killed am innocent man at the end.
How about a third option: that Hengist was a willing accomplice to Redjac, a Renfield to Redjac’s Dracula. Maybe Redjac rides around inside of the guy, sleeping and trusting in his pawn to pin the murders on other people? Redjac certainly didn’t seem like a highly intelligent being, given how openly and frequently he kills, thus drawing attention to himself (not to mention how wasteful he is, killing people right away instead of trying to sustain the terror he feeds upon) and so would need a pawn like Hengist.
I completely agree that the sexism is pretty overwhelming in this episode. But, ironically, I’m a belly dancer and I heard this podcast as I was returning home from watching a burlesque show – and I strongly believe that those two dance arts are not, in themselves, sexist!
Hi Stacy – it’s been a while since I listened to the show, but I don’t think we were saying that there was anything inherently sexist in having a belly-dancer in the story. Rather, the sexism was in the story and the characters – it’s not one of Star Trek’s finest moments, but it led to good discussion!
I think that having a situation where men sat around and watched a dancer was used as an example – one of the many examples – of the story’s sexism. It just struck me as ironic!