Kirk apologizes for giving offense after Spock excuses himself, and Sarek says that offense is a human emotion. William O’Connell plays Thelev, James X. Mitchell plays Josephs, and we have recurring regulars Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and Majel Barrett. The configuration is unknown, and the ship refuses to answer hails. It is the fortieth broadcast episode put into production, discounting the original unaired pilot episode, "The Cage".The episode was directed by Joseph Pevney and written by D.C. Fontana.It first aired on NBC on November 17th, 1966. Many tie-in works stated that those two species, as well as Vulcans and humans, were the founding members of the Federation, which was established onscreen and fleshed out in the series Enterprise, which also did quite a bit to develop the Tellarites and especially the Andorians (Shran, an Andorian played by Jeffrey Combs, was a major recurring character in Enterprise). Our Privacy Notice has been updated to explain how we use cookies, which you accept by continuing to use this website. In fact, you’d never know she did anything but say “how high?” when Sarek says “jump.”. The Vulcan insists that they identify and stop the vessel that is following them. Production episode 60344 Rather than be captured, it destroys itself and Thelev commits suicide. Amanda describes the Vulcan way as better than the human way, but it’s also much harder. On top of that, apparently being in command is so important that Spock can’t go off to sickbay, but it’s not so important that he can’t ass about in his quarters having a very lengthy argument with his mother on the subject. DS9‘s “Favor the Bold” will establish that Starfleet named a vessel the U.S.S. Journey to Babel is pretty influential, as episodes of Star Trek go. The novelization of TAS: "Yesteryear" (as published in Star Trek Log 1) describes Amanda in an image of her from circa 2237 (i.e., shortly before her death in that episode) as being pictured "in her early thirties." It works on Rigellians, who are similar to Vulcans. The plan works up until the last part, as once Spock leaves the bridge, the alien ship starts to move closer, and so Kirk stays in the center seat. Later that night, Josephs, a security guard, finds Gav murdered in a Jefferies Tube. Watch Star Trek: Remastered - Season 2, Episode 10 - Journey to Babel: Spock meets his estranged father when the Enterprise escorts a group of ambassadors to a conference on the planet Babel. I feel like my neck's in a sling. Kirk and Spock try to then tease him about how much he’s enjoying bossing everyone around, but he shuts them both up, and then takes great glee in finally getting the last word. When they reach engineering, they see Spock, and while Sarek ignores him, Amanda does not, expressing disappointment (a) that Spock still hasn’t learned to smile (obviously she’s unaware of how he responds to vibrating Talosian flowers) and (b) that he hasn’t visited home in four years. Go put on a red shirt. 50:22. In 1965, Wyatt was cast as Anne White in "The Monkey's Paw – A Retelling" on CBS's The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Browse more videos. McCoy’s preliminary exam reveals that it has something to do with his cardiovascular system. Stardate: 3842.3. Before the questioning can continue, Sarek collapses. 8 Journey To Babel - 8.6 A fan favorite that gives the viewer more backstory on Spock specifically and Vulcans in general, "Journey to Babel" was a colorful episode that set Star Trek apart from other shows of the time. McCoy doesn’t think it’s safe, plus the side effects could kill Sarek in his condition. But I’ve never liked this episode. At a cocktail party, Ambassador Gav, a Tellarite, quarrels openly with Sarek about the admission of Coridan into the Federation. Watch William Shatner Shirtless - Star Trek 44 Journey to Babel - Zainin666 on Dailymotion New Book Star Trek: The Magic of Tribbles (Star Trek: The Original Series) Rilukiyes. Where’s the logic in not talking to your son because he made his own choice? “Journey to Babel” You must be a registered user to subscribe to threads. “Journey to Babel” Written by D.C. Fontana Directed by Joseph Pevney Season 2, Episode 10 Production episode: 2×15 Original air date: November 17, 1967 Star date: 3842.3 Mission Summary:Captai… Lenard previously appeared as the Romulan commander in “Balance of Terror,” and will also play a Klingon in The Motion Picture. Hailing frequencies open. Sarek treats Spock with obvious contempt, which makes it an even bigger surprise when Spock reveals that Sarek and Amanda are his parents. He interrogates Thelev, but he reveals nothing, and Shras knows only that he has been an adequate aide, but knows nothing of him beyond that. He also admits that he had such an attack when Gav was being murdered—but there are no witnesses. It is an episode that really cements idea of the Federation that came to be at the heart of the franchise, suggesting that the organisation really is a diverse intergalactic alliance of diverse alien species, rather than a union between Earth and Vulcan. Meanwhile, Uhura picks up the weird transmission again, and this time she determines that the signal came from the other ship, and was directed at the Enterprise. Offered here is a vintage 8x10 in. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), © 2020 Macmillan | All stories, art, and posts are the copyright of their respective authors. Spock’s parents were established as being an ambassador and a teacher in “This Side of Paradise,” also written by D.C. Fontana. I’ve never liked the plot contrivances. Sarek. McCoy and Spock find an experimental drug that would speed up replacement of blood. A search uncovers the fact that Thelev is not Andorian, but a surgically altered Orion, put on board to disrupt the Babel Conference. Kirk takes him down, but not before he’s stabbed in the side. 1 Plot 2 Chapters 3 Cast 3.1 Starring 3.2 Also Starring … The character of Sarek will also be played by Jonathan Simpson in flashback in The Final Frontier and by Ben Cross in the 2009 Star Trek. All comments must meet the community standards outlined in Tor.com's Moderation Policy or be subject to moderation. Then the Tellarite ambassador, Gav, asks Sarek what his vote will be on Coridan, and Sarek is equally evasive. The strain of such an accusation causes Sarek's already existing heart condition to worsen and he has the Vulcan equivalent of a heart attack. On the bridge, Kirk must deal with the unknown ship, now in contact with someone on board the U.S.S. "Journey to Babel" is the tenth episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. Comments must first be approved and published by the moderators before they appear on the site. Written by D. C. Fontana and directed by Joseph Pevney, it was first broadcast on November 17, 1967. ... exploding rocks and attacks by lightning. Sarek’s answer is evasive. Mark Lenard was cast as Spock’s father despite being only seven years older than Leonard Nimoy. Thank you for keeping the discussion, and our community, civil and respectful. There is a crew, but he can’t make out specific life-form readings. Tokyo Babel is a Visual Novel developed by Propeller and published by Mangagamer.The story of the series follows the Journey of Tendou Setsuna in Purgatory accompanied by the Demon Lilith, the Angel Raziel, and the Human Kugutsu Sorami where they are all seeking refuge along with the survivor humans, angels, and demons due to the Divine Calamity or the destruction of the Multiverse. The Andorian ambassador, Shras, gets into it as well before Kirk manages to defuse the discussion. She reveals that father and son have not spoken for eighteen years. Kirk goes to red alert as the ship approaches, and has Thelev brought to the bridge, but the spy has no answers for him, just smug assurances that they’re all going to die. Kirk wakes up, and won’t let Sarek die, so he pretends to be better than he is long enough to relieve Spock and send him to sickbay. Scotty doesn’t actually appear in the episode, though he is referenced numerous times as one who can take command of the ship while Spock transfuses Sarek. Kirk arrives just in time and breaks it up. However, the ship explodes before Uhura can make a surrender request. CBS Entertainment | This site and its contents ® & © 2020 CBS Studios Inc. © 2020 CBS Television Distribution and CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Science fiction fans should relish this episode for its remarkable insight into Vulcan culture, while others … And the closing scene with Spock and Sarek reconnecting over making fun of Amanda and McCoy getting the last word is truly a classic. (The very next episode will add Vulcan expert Dr. M’Benga to the cast, and you have to think it’s because McCoy was so totally out of his depth in operating on Sarek—a Federation diplomat of high standing whose life was in McCoy’s hands—that Starfleet insisted that someone actually competent to work on Vulcans serve on the ship.). The Orion ship operates at 100% power, making it appear to be more powerful than it actually is, which both serves to disguise its origins, and also allows the ship to do more cool stuff. My biggest issue with the episode, though, is that the core conflict involving whether or not Spock will transfuse his father is presented as a dichotomy between Vulcan logic and human emotion and it so totally isn’t. Kirk moves to intercept, but the ship stays away, moving at warp 10. Shras and Sarek apologize while Gav just storms off in a huff. They play dead until the ship comes into weapons range to check them out, and they score a direct hit, disabling the ship. Receive notification by email when a new comment is added. McCoy reports that Sarek has a heart condition, and it turns out that he’s had three attacks like this before (without telling Amanda) and been prescribed meds for it. Report. Enterprise and high tensions running among delegates on board. H… Among those aboard are Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and his human wife, Amanda — Spock's parents. First of all, the dynamic between Sarek and Amanda is cringe-inducing. Season 2, Episode 15 Resentful at being accused of thievery, Gav attacks Sarek, which the Vulcan ambassador effortlessly parries. Thelev, one of Shras’s aides, jumps Kirk in the corridor. Dillard, Crucible: Spock: The Fire and the Rose by David R. George III, and Spock’s World by Diane Duane. Yes, it’s important in the grand scheme of things, in that it gives us Sarek and Amanda, and Spock’s parents are critically important parts of the franchise going forward. Surgery is required to fix the heart condition, but it requires large quantities of blood, more than they have on board. Back in their quarters, Sarek rebukes Amanda for embarrassing Spock. An email will not be created automatically. It’s a Russian invention. It won’t be established until “Sarek” on TNG what the result of the conference was: Coridan was admitted to the Federation. To boldly go. Amanda visits Spock in his quarters and begs him to relinquish command. Wyatt will return to the role of Amanda in The Voyage Home; Majel Barrett voiced her in “Yesteryear,” and she’s played by Cynthia Blaise in flashback in The Final Frontier and by Winona Ryder in the 2009 film. I am abject in my love for Mark Lenard, and he infuses Sarek with dignity and experience, but he’s also, to be blunt, an asshole. "Journey to Babel" 45 "A Private Little War" 46 "The Gamesters of Triskelion" 47 "Obsession" 48 "The Immunity Syndrome" 49 "A Piece of the Action" 50 "By Any Other Name" 51 "Return to Tomorrow" 52 "Patterns of Force" 53 "The Ultimate Computer" 54 "The Omega Glory" 55 "Assignment: Earth" That night, there’s a reception for the delegates. There are still a lot of things that can go wrong, but Sarek will die if they do nothing—at least with the operation, he’ll have a chance. Gav then confronts him, and Sarek admits that Vulcan favors admission of Coridan to the Federation. Fontana chose the name “Amanda” for Spock’s mother because it means “worthy of being loved.”. "Journey to Babel" is the tenth episode of season two of the American science fiction/adventure series Star Trek and the thirty-ninth episode of the series overall. The email will only be created once you click on the "Send Email" button. Show all Cast & Crew. Every single argument Spock makes has nothing to do with Vulcan philosophy and everything to do with the oath he took as a Starfleet officer and the duties he is forced to perform as first officer of the ship. Enterprise and is defeated. The number of tie-in novels that feature Sarek and Amanda are too numerous to list here, but some of them include Sarek by A.C. Crispin, The Vulcan Academy Murders and The IDIC Epidemic by Jean Lorrah, Ishmael by Barbara Hambly, Demons by J.M. Spock being tormented by Vulcan children for being a halfbreed and his pet sehlat will both be seen in the animated “Yesteryear.” More such tormenting as well as his decision to go to Starfleet Academy rather than the Vulcan Science Academy will be dramatized in the 2009 Star Trek. The Enterprise must transport dignitaries to a peace conference, with an assassin on the loose. An engaging study on one of Star Trek ’s greatest characters, “Journey to Babel” highlights Spock’s inner conflict in heart-wrenching detail. I cannot change the laws of physics! Journey to Babel Stardate: 3842.3 Original Airdate: 17 Nov, 1967 [Kirk's quarters] (Enterprise is orbiting a very red planet, and Kirk is checking his appearance in a mirror.) Amanda rescues him and invites him to see Spock and Sarek, who are recovering nicely. When Kirk is attacked by Thelev, an Andorian, Spock assumes command of the Enterprise, and refuses to participate in McCoy's operation on his father. Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Keith Andes, Celeste Yarnall, Jane Wyatt, Mark Lenard. (We’ll later learn that this isn’t the truth; then again, it’s probably more Sarek’s bias than the entire culture’s…), I’m a doctor not an escalator. Coridan was also seen quite a bit on Enterprise, starting with “Shadows of P’Jem.”. Kirk orders power cut to the port side, and then a few seconds later, orders the same to starboard side. The 2007 remastering of this episode included an actual design for the Orion ship, which was originally just seen as a blob of light because NBC really liked the look of the various aliens in the episode and asked that it be rushed through post-production so it could be aired sooner. Spock can’t get any solid readings on the ship shadowing them—it appears to be shielded against sensors in some way. Spock has the same type, but it’s diluted by human elements, so he would have to give a boatload to make the operation work. The U.S.S. "Journey to Babel" is the tenth episode of season two of the American science fiction/adventure series Star Trek and the thirty-ninth episode of the series overall. Welcome aboard. Wyatt portrayed Amanda Grayson, Spock's mother and Ambassador Sarek's (Mark Lenard) wife, in the 1967 episode "Journey to Babel" of the original NBC series Star Trek, and the 1986 film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. But the actual story just is wretched. I’ve never liked Sarek and Amanda’s “traditional” marriage that’s more at home with Jane Wyatt’s prior role on Father Knows Best than it is an alien species that has previously been shown to be logical and to appear possibly matriarchal or at the very least comfortable with strong women. Star Trek The Original Series S02E10 Journey To Babel. “This Side of Paradise” established both of Spock’s parents’ vocations, but while Sarek’s ambassadorial career is front and center, you’d never know that Amanda was a teacher from this episode. The alien ship fires on the Enterprise, which doesn’t make McCoy’s job any easier. The unknown ship attacks the U.S.S. Spock is needed as a blood donor for the operation. Kirk returns to sickbay for treatment of the knife wound caused by Thelev and McCoy gets the last word. He also mentions that Tellarite ships have been known to use Coridan dilithium crystals and makes noises about illegal mining operations. Enterprise is appointed to transport ambassadors from many worlds to the Babel Conferences. And I’m less than impressed by his dismissal of human emotions given how thoroughly he’s grasped disapproval, contempt, and arrogance. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, in full dress uniforms and alongside an honor guard, meet the last of the one hundred-plus delegates the Enterprise is escorting to a conference on a planetoid codenamed Babel to discuss the issue of Coridan’s admission to the Federation: Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan, along with two aides, and his wife Amanda Grayson. Journey to Babel este un episod din sezonul al II-lea al Star Trek: Seria originală care a avut premiera la 17 noiembrie 1967. Star Trek - 2x15 - Journey to Babel. Once Spock’s gone, he’ll put Scotty in command and report to his quarters. “Threats are illogical, and payment is usually expensive.” I’ve said this before, in my review of TNG‘s “Sarek,” and I stand by what I said four years ago: this episode is awful. However, Spock is healthy enough that it’s less risky for him to take the drug, and it would enable him to transfuse Sarek with less risk. But, of course, the big guests are Mark Lenard and Jane Wyatt (who was credited as “Miss Jane Wyatt” out of respect for her lengthy and impressive career) as, respectively, Sarek and Amanda. Enterprise. Watching these remastered episodes makes me yearn for a re-cast, rebuild of the orginal. Keith R.A. DeCandido‘s latest work of fiction is “Streets of Fire” in the anthology V-Wars: Night Terrors, the third volume in the shared-world vampire series created and edited by Jonathan Maberry and published in print by IDW and audio by Blackstone. 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