Aug 6, 2020
Star Trek (TAS) “How Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth” (part 1 of 4)
Hello! And welcome back to… Damn, I never really gave this thing that I do a name, did I? Sursum Ursa does Stuff I Like (and I like her stuff… I’m talking about her vlog! Get your head out of the gutter), Mr. Mendo does the Hack Attack. Heck, I haven’t even given myself a cool handle.
“Handle” means “nickname”, for those of you born after 1980.
Well, anyway, I’m open to suggestions as to either a name for the review and/or a nickname for myself. Something more clever than “Another internet reviewer with a goatee”, please. And something not unnecessarily cruel would be nice. And no, there’s no prize, other than my undying gratitude.
This entry is also going to be a little different, in that at the end, I’ll talk about some background regarding the series, as well as discuss why I chose the episode, as well as offer some speculation. I freely admit I’m inspired by Cecil Trachenburg’s highly entertaining Good Bad Flicks. Whether I agree or disagree with his views regarding the movies he chooses, the background he provides is fascinating. Whether or not I’ll continue to do this, I don’t know. I think in this case, there are some interesting items to discuss; whether there will be next time, I don’t know.
This edition of… Tom’s awesome recaps of Star Trek: The Animated Series… involves “How Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth”.
Based on some of the comments from my debut, I’m going to try and make this a little bit more layman-friendly, in that I’ll try and explain some of the references and not assume everyone here has watched every single Star Trek series and/or movie. Also, since the authors and director of this episode have utterly bland names, there will be no cheap jabs at their expense.