Star Trek TOS S1E17: The Squire of Gothos
‘The Squire of Gothos” is about the emptiness of the “The Squire of Gothos”
See the Star Trek TOS Rewatch Index page for links to all the episodes covered so far.
“THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS” Rating: 5.5/10
“The Squire of Gothos” is often rated highly by Trek aficionados, but on rewatch it’s difficult to see why. It’s basically a retread of “Charlie X,” stripped of that episode’s creeping anxiety and disturbing horror imagery, and with a less interesting antagonist. Like “Shore Leave,” though “The Squire of Gothos” does seem to almost be commenting on its own inadequacies. It’s like the creators figured that as long as they were recycling their own and other’s ideas, they might as well just admit it.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to Everything Is Horrible to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.