Star Trek “The Alternative Factor” (part 6 of 6)

Lazarus beams off the ship to the planet (how does he know how to work the transporter? Hell if I know) and I swear, between shots of him in this scene, the beard changes. Maybe it’s just too flimsy an appliance to show up well consistently, but damn!

Star Trek "The Alternative Factor" (part 6 of 6)

Kirk heads off after him, and we cut back to the planet as Lazarus runs to his ship. The beard is full again, by the way, and he puts the crystals in a panel on the door, and he’s about to leave when Kirk runs to the ship.

Lazarus is alarmed as Kirk approaches and shouts, “No, don’t! Not you!” Kirk reaches into the ship and freezes, vanishing in a sizzling flash which takes us to our last commercial break as Lazarus screams “Nooooo!”

Emotional, isn’t he?

Caption contributed by Ed

Hey, why so blue?…Oh god, you see what you’ve done to me, episode? You see what you’ve done?!

Caption contributed by Ed

This man just watched this episode ten times in a row continuously.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

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  • Bill Wilson

    Yep. This episode is a stinker, but considering how Robert Brown was thrown in to this pile of manure without so much as a title page to look at, I don’t think his performance is all that bad. I just don’t believe anyone involved understands this story any better than we do!