Star Trek: Wolf in the Fold   Rewatch 
May 16, 2015 10:09 AM - Season 2, Episode 14 - Subscribe

The Enterprise crew take sabbatical on the pleasure planet Argelius II when a series of women are murdered. Mr. Scott is accused of the crimes and it is up to Kirk and the psycho-tricorder to prove his innocence.

"Wolf in the Fold" is episode #43, production #36, and was broadcast on December 22, 1967. It was written by Robert Bloch, and directed by Joseph Pevney.

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The episode can be viewed on Netflix and YouTube.
posted by Benway (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The psycho-tricorder would change the dynamic of future shows forever. I'm glad it was only a one episode device...well as far as I know up to this point.

The Tor link says it best:

Seriously? All this time they’ve had a piece of technology that reads and records memories, and they’ve been using these archaic court martials? Why ever investigate anything? This is easily the most ridiculous invention-of-the-week that Star Trek has thrown out there so far. Thanks, Robert Bloch.

Overall, a bleh episode for me, but the Jack the Ripper thing was somewhat interesting if not completely out of left field.
posted by Benway at 4:29 PM on May 16, 2015

I do love that the solution is everybody taking drugs.

posted by RobotHero at 10:57 PM on May 16, 2015

I don't think I blocked this episode from my memory, exactly, but I didn't remember a thing until John Fiedler appeared. Anyone under 30 probably doesn't realize that Fiedler is the original "It's that guy" guy. He was in everything that ever existed in the late 50s to early 80s. So it's fun to see him playing a fear-sucking monster here. But this episode: it reeks. Robert Bloch seems to have terrible ideas.
posted by acrasis at 3:34 PM on March 5, 2021

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