Oct 2, 2020
Star Trek (TAS) “Mudd's Passion” (part 4 of 7)
Cut to Spock, flatly dictating his log. He gets to the part where he says he’s going to append the medical summary from Nurse Chapel. As soon as he mentions her name, you can almost hear something snap in his brain. He lowers his recording device, and kicks off what might be the single most hilarious subplot in the entire Star Trek franchise.
|Spock: Ahhhh. Nurse Chapel’s sweet summary. [!!] Oh. Dear.. lovely.. Christine.|
And then, to make it all the more priceless, Spock’s look of near-rapture almost immediately switches to a look of anger. Oh, man. That was insane. I just now googled “what the fuck?” and saw a picture of this scene. You can listen to it by clicking here.
Spock seems to know that something’s up, but then it’s back to the shuttlebay. Chapel gets the drop on Mudd, karate chopping him on the shoulder (and doing Shatner proud). She takes back the Flask Phaser and says she’s “come to collect on [his] guarantee!” And you really have to wonder about the specifics of that guarantee, since it’s obvious no money changed hands.