|Mudd is apparently part evil, evil chipmunk. Via Wikipedia|
The animation is cut-rate cheese. And the voice-acting, despite being from the original cast, is so clearly one-take only, has my check cleared yet, that it's painful to hear. I have the novelizations of the episodes. I really, really wish I had just stuck with those. The stories are actually good (some of them), but oh man, the actual shows are super bad.
(Snarkier readers will probably say that the same is true of the original series, to which I give a hearty single-finger salute.)
Anyway, tonight we watched Mudd's Passion. The premise is that they run into their old con-artist buddy, Harry Mudd. This time he's selling "love potion." Taking advantage of Nurse Chapel's huge crush on Spock, Harry tricks Chapel out of her phaser. Chapel takes the love potion and goes to touch Spock, which leads to painful awkwardness as, apparently, it takes a few minutes for the potion to work so he's all "What the hell, human, why are you touching me?" This snaps her back to her senses, she figures out the phaser is gone and goes to kick Harry's ass.
Hijinks ensue, Harry kidnaps Chapel, the love potion kicks in and Spock starts being all emo, plus a bunch of it gets spread through the ship's ventilation system, so the ship turns into a giant rave for a while.
There's also some weird Spock-Kirk hugging (the love potion creates "strong friendship" between men or women, because apparently the future is like Iran and has no gay people).
"Thanks, Jim, it's good to have a friend like you."
"Strange, that's how I feel about you, too. My dear friend Spock."
I wonder if this is to blame for Kirk-Spock slash fiction?
Anyway, there's a monster on the planet and stuff, but they manage to rescue Harry and Chapel and the love potion wears off. Yay.
I wish I was a three-eyed giant poop slug. - Tom, when the episode's monster appears
Oh my god, that was horrible. - Me, roughly every 2 minutes.
Spock, can't you take your hands off her? -Kirk
"Captain, Doctor... I... uh, wish to report a number of strange... emotions."
That is an outstandingly stupid idea. - Spock, apparently echoing my thoughts about watching this show. You can actually hear this quote here.