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The Savage Curtain

What rating would you give "The Savage Curtain"?  

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  1. 1. What rating would you give "The Savage Curtain"?

    • 5. It's great, I loved it!
    • 4. It's good
    • 3. It's average
    • 2. It's not that good
    • 1. I hated it!

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Production: 077

Season: 3 Episode: 22

DVD Disc: 6

Air Date: 03.07.1969

Stardate: 5906.4


Official review not yet available.



William Shatner as James T. Kirk

Leonard Nimoy as Spock

DeForest Kelley as Leonard H. McCoy

James Doohan as Montgomery Scott

Walter Koenig as Pavel Andreievich Chekov

Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

George Takei as Hikaru Sulu


Guest Cast:

Lee Bergere as Abraham Lincoln

Barry Atwater as Surak

Phillip Pine as Colonel Green

Arell Blanton as Lt. Dickerson

Carol Daniels Derment as Zora

Robert Herron as Kahless

Nathan Jung as Genghis Khan

Bart La Rue as Yarnek's voice

Janos Prohaska as Yarnek


Creative Staff:

Director: Herschel Daugherty

Teleplay By: Gene Roddenberry and Arthur Heinemann

Story By: Gene Roddenberry


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This one got a 3 from me. The payoff was a bit weak...I mean, c'mon three villains running away, and a fourth not even slain really? Especially since one of them was a Klingon, and one that helped make way for a lot of Klingon life afterwards? Weak. The character of Kahless, of course, appears in TNG with Worf. Nothing much involving Zora or Genghis, so that was a letdown. Green was well-acted though, as were Lincoln and Surak, though even Surak should have seen that if in his day, early emissaries would kill, all four of them could end up gone really quickly and boom, game over. And I don't think anything was really learned by the Excalbans...and naming a species after King Arthur's sword? The Medusans were an obvious pun for their hideousness, this one didn't sit with me. So, yeah, a 3.

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One of the weakest episodes of TOS with a ridiculous plot. I didn't like this one at all. Ranks right up there with "Spock's Brain". The only redeeming feature of this episode is that it is the first episode where Surak and Kahless are mentioned.

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I pretty fall in line with most Trekkers on topics such as; Borg Kids on Voyager... hated it. Horrible idea.


Next Gen Shades of Grey... hated it. Worst Next Gen episode ever.


And so on...


But come on, Savage Curtain was AWESOME! Surak, Kahless and Col. Green all wonderful characters.


The scene where Spock 1st sees surak and expresses emotion; Classic Spock moment and dialog.


And the scene where Lincoln attempts to rescue Surak and discovers him dead...

Kahless says "Help me Spock, Help me Spock"

Col. Green to Kahless "Now can you cry like Lincoln?" Kahless "Help me Kirk... Help me Kirk..."

Lincoln to Kirk "James... Go back.." Lincoln falls over with a spear in his back!


TOS at its finest!


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