Search
Mobile Site Shops eMail Author Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum

Competitions
Caption
comp
Monthly
poll
Sudden
death
Small
Quiz

Episodes

General

Image

Planets

Quote

Species
Medium
Quiz

Episodes

General

Image

Planets

Quote

Species
Large
Quiz

Episodes

General

Image

Planets

Quote

Species

Portal

Foreword

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6
ReviewImagesDatapointsQuotes
TimelinePreviousNextYour View

How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

Review

Series : The Animated Series Rating : 2
Disc No : 11 Episode : 21
First Aired : 5 Oct 1974 Stardate : 6063.4
Director : Bill Reed Year : 2269
Writers : David Wise, Russell Bates Season : 2
Guest Cast :
James Doohan as Ensign Dawson Walking Bear James Doohan as Kukulkan
YATI : At one point, we see a wide shot of the bridge; Uhura is drawn as a caucasian.
Great Moment : Seeing the first Native American Starfleet officer on Star Trek; it's always nice to see more of Earth's cultural diversity depicted, and TAS beat Voyager to it by decades!
Body Count :
Factoid : The episode title is from a Shakespeare quote : "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." from King Lear, Act I, Scene 4.

My year for this episode is estimated from the Stardate; this is one of a group of TAS episodes set after the last known Stardate for TOS.


Plotline

Tracking an alien probe, the Enterprise encounters a vessel which is surrounded by an energy field. When the field also engulfs the Starship, the alien vessel transforms into the shape of Kulkukan, a large feathered serpent from an ancient Mayan-Aztec legend. Kulkukan transports Kirk, Scott, McCoy, and Ensign Walking Bear to his ship to solve a puzzle in an ancient Earth-like city setting.

Special Edition


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 5,495 Last updated : 18 Aug 2004