VIDEO: Star Trek (TAS) “The Lorelei Signal”

It’s the debut of Saturday Morning Glory with Ryan Lohner, examining some of the most memorably funny episodes in Saturday morning cartoon history!

In the first episode, Ryan recaps the animated Star Trek episode “The Lorelei Signal”, where the Enterprise responds to a sexy distress call, and Kirk and Spock and McCoy all lose their damn minds over a colony of blondes, who turn out to be lifeforce vampires! Uhura and Chapel are forced to take command and rescue the horny bastards, with the help of the Enterprise’s surprisingly hot women’s security team. Watch the video below, and learn all about the hidden dangers of Jazzercise headbands and competitive giant ruby tossing!

And remember, Star Trek: The Animated Series is currently available on DVD. Also, if you like this show’s theme song, you can find it on the indie rock compilation Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

TV Show: Star Trek (TAS)

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  • Allison Venezio

    There was a Stargate SG-1 ep with a similar premise, except it was one woman…er, Goa’uld, and her name was Hathor. She had the power to make all the men powerless, create a tub full of jumbo shrimp, remove the lifeforce from Colonel Jack O’Neill, sleep with Daniel when he was still kind of awkward looking (but cute nonetheless), and lock all the women in a holding cell. Oh, and did I mention Dr. Fraiser starting making out with a horny young SG officer so Sam could knock him out? Most don’t like the ep, citing as one of the weakest…I happen to like it, though it took two views to make that possible.

    I don’t like Star Trek, but this video was hilarious! I especially love the reference to Kirk and Spock and their…ahem. I didn’t know drums could be sexy either! Even Sulu is aroused…is that even possible? No seriously, Takaei played a straight guy?!

  • johnhay

    Just watched this one. Two points: Spock says the transporter “god in a box” gimick has a 97.3-1 chance of working — so they test it on all FOUR of them at once. You know, not one at a time, say. And then, what about all the dudes on the other ships that these syrens have sucked to death? They’re just forgotten all about, huh? And the Klingons and Romulans (who also lost ships they stated at the outset) are totally cool with that? Hmm. Okay. Sure. Well, they are REALLY hot…cartoons.

  • Gunflyer

    Uhura takes command? That’s probably the only cool thing about this episode.

  • Kid Charlemagne

    Now that the Federation knows this transporter de-aging trick works–why not send EVERY citizen of the Federation through a transporter when he/she/whatever is a young adult, and then pull this stunt to rejuvenate him/her/whatever when he/she/whatever gets old?

    OK, maybe it works with the freakish artificial aging of this episode, but not with natural aging.

    Also, the sending of a lone ship at just the “right” (wrong) time is a defect I never noticed before. You’re right, they should have sent a khest’n task force. Given the more aggressive tendencies of the Klingons and Romulans, I wonder why neither of them sent a task force to investigate the disappearances.

    Despite all that, I love this episode, because the crewwomen got to kick some booty and otherwise show their moxie.

    I was 10 when the animated Trek premiered. I had seen a few episodes of TOS, but TAS was my real introduction to Trek. I have the DVD set of TAS, and for all its flaws, I love it. ^_^

    Live long and prosper.