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This Side of Paradise 

The Enterprise investigates a planet whose colonists should be dead, but are not.

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The Enterprise is ordered to clean up the aftermath of a doomed colony on Omicron Ceti III, a planet under constant irradiation from deadly Berthold Rays. Upon arrival, however, the colonists aren't only alive but in perfect health, with no desire to leave their new world. They are in fact under the influence of plant spores which not only keep them in good and improved health but simultaneously keep them in a placid state of happiness and contentment. Mr Spock reacquaints with Leila Kalomi, an old friend who had been (and still is) in love with him. She leads Spock into being affected by the spores, and he is thereafter, for the first time, able to express love for her in return. Eventually the entire ship's crew is affected, leaving Kirk alone to wonder how he can possibly rescue them from perpetual bliss. Written by Clive Wilson

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The suitcase in which Kirk packs his belongings, and which he later places on the transporter platform, is a very obvious piece of 20th century Samsonite luggage. See more »

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Leila brings Spock, wearing his Starfleet uniform to a place in the open countryside where the spore-generating plants are growing. Moments later, Kirk calls Spock on his communicator; Spock answers while lying in the field with Leila, wearing a green jumpsuit typically worn by all the colonists. Apparently Spock found a jumpsuit lying in the fields and quickly changed clothes before Kirk called. See more »

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Spock: Captain, striking a fellow officer is a court-martial offense.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, if we're both in the brig, who's going to build the subsonic transmitter?
Spock: That is quite logical, captain.
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He Is So Much More
31 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This Side Of Paradise ... (The Enterprise investigates a planet whose colonists should be dead, but are not) ... A Wonderful Episode And Lesson, No Matter How Good It Is, If You Don't Choose It For Yourself Than It Isn't Good At All ... The Depth Of Spock In This Episode Is Amazing To Say The Very Least ... As I Mentioned Once Before (Regarding McCoy) This Is The Episode Of The Woman That Will Haunt Spock's Memory Forever ... The Last Line In The Episode, Spock Says "I Have Very Little To Say, Except That For The First Time In My Life I Was Happy" ... LLAP In The Life That Follows Leonard


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