Exposures to mushroom spores have caused Steve to go crazy and he captures his fellow shipmates one by one.



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While being pursued by the SID, Steve sprains his ankle and hides under a mushroom. While he is hiding, he accidentally gets covered by its spores and begins acting strangely. Later, Betty, Val, Fitzhugh and Mark all disappear. Dan eventually figures out that the spores have made Steve paranoid and that he has captured all his friends and is planning on turning them into Kobick. Now Dan must race against time to not only save the others, but to try to snap his best friend out of his paranoid state. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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19 October 1969 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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The last scene in the episode, when Betty contacts Dan following Steve's recovery, must have been recorded early, as most of the toadstool dust on his uniform had been brushed off throughout the episode. In the final scene it all reappears again. See more »

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Steve becomes Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
7 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again, due to "Betty's" real life pregnant state, she is out of most of the episode. She is only shown twice: once in the beginning and once in its final scene.

It is interesting that it takes almost 28 minutes into the episode before any of the characters ask Steve about the white stuff on his red jacket.

I also find it odd that when everyone leaves the Sprindrift they leave the door wide open when Chipper, the dog that often gets them into trouble, could just walk out and run away. It is a minor point, but I think it is a plot point that should have been addressed.

It is an interesting episode giving Gary Lockwood (Steve) an opportunity to play against type.

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