Star Trek TOS S2E2: Who Mourns for Adonais?
Nobody, because Gods are boring.
See the Star Trek TOS Rewatch Index page for links to all the episodes covered so far.
“WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?:” Rating: 3.5/10
Who would have thought the god Apollo, shining thews and all, would be such a massive let down?
The first episode of season 2, “Amok Time,” is one of the all time great Trek episodes. Its successor, “Who Mourns for Adonais?” though, is…well, it’s terrible. Not quite as wretched as the completely incoherent “Alternative Factor,” but worse than just about anything else in season 1. Worse it’s basically a less interesting rip off of the not all that interesting “Squire of Gothos,” which was itself a less interesting retread of “Charlie X”. A dude with godlike power accosts the Enterprise; we get it. Please, for the love of someone other than Apollo, can we stop with this?
And the Gods bellow back, with a great fanfare cue and indifferent special effects, “NO!”
All right then.
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