Memory-wise, it's the alien-heavy stuff that tends to stick in the mind, like the Gorn and the Horta and the freaky midget Clint Howard thing. Kodos the Executioner is a one-shot villain in the Star Trek franchise, appearing in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Conscience of the King". Review Kirk deduces that a Shakespeare actor is really the mass murderer, Kodos the Execution, whom Kirk knew twenty years before. She was portrayed by the late Barbara March. Years later, aboard the Enterprise, Kirk met Kodos again; the governor was now posing as an actor named Anton Karidian (Arnold Moss) and his daughter Lenore (Barbara Anderson) systematically murdered everyone who could identify her father as Kodos. 5 stars - Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) delivers the message that it is not acceptable to relocate people from their native lands. In contrast to Khan Noonien Singh (âSpace Seedâ and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Kodos comes across as a dictator with a conscienceâlikely a statement on how even the most vile, reprehensible of men can show love, kindness, and compassion toward others. (14) This week we'll be watching TOS Season 1 Episode 14: The Conscience of the King. The governor, Kodos, made a horrific decision to put half of the colony's population to death to save the lives of the other half. I posted Part I back in September.. Kodos is the Star Trek universe's version of Thanos. His real motive is to study Karidian and his daughter in an attempt to learn if he is, indeed, Kodos and responsible for Leighton's death. Memory Alpha Link The episode can be viewed on Netflix and Hulu. This is the long awaited Part II of my look back at highlights of the Season 1 of Star Trek the Original Series. "Yes! Stardate: 2817.6 Captain's Log: The Enterprise is diverted to Planet Q by Dr. Thomas Leighton, who claims to have discovered a new synthetic food. Kodos would pay from killing his child. BUt Kodos was haunted by what he did and didn't want that stain to blemish his daughter. "The Conscience of the King" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. Eventually it was revealed that another survivor was Kodos himself, exposed shortly before his death at the hands of his own daughter in 2266. She was the sister of B'Etor and Duras. Appearing in the episode "The Conscience of the King", he was once the governor of a Human colony who had executed 4000 citizens in order to solve a famine crisis. Her limited walk-on scene was the last she had to film for Star Trek, before her return in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In the same way, Kirk works to identify Kodos but places himself in the way of a trap set by Kodosâ daughter. âThe Conscience of the Kingâ Written by Barry Trivers Directed by Gerd Oswald Season 1, Episode 12 Production episode 6149-13 Original air date: December 8, 1966 Stardate: 2817.6 Captaiâ¦ What does Leighton's wife think about it? One of the best scenes in the episode â maybe in the entire original series â is Kirkâs confrontation with Kodos. The "homicidal fungi" Raffi mentioned is a deeper cut and it could be a reference to the Star Trek TOS episode "The Conscience of the King". Kodosâ sibling Kang is named for a Klingon who appears in a later episode of Star Trek, and they both hail from Rigel VII, which figured in âThe Menagerie.â Eugeneâs Rating: Warp 3 (on a scale of 1-6) It also ran for fewer seasons than any Star Trek series since the original. He does what he has to, itâs part of the job. Kodos sobbed, only once. Since then, he had taken on the identity of Anton Karidian and resolved to live out the rest of his years as a stage performer. Leonard Nimoyâs death in February brought to a close his unusual career continually playing a single role for half a century. However, thanks to AWESOME-tober-fest, I couldnât get this one posted until now.. To refresh everyoneâs memory, after the awesome JJ Abrams reboot of Star Trek back in May, I wanted to watch the original TV show episodes again. "And if some have to die anyway, better that it's quick, better that the ones who live have a predisposed advantage in their survivability." Enterprise to kill Kodosâ¦ Between 1966, when the television show Star Trek premiered, and 2013, when the movie Star Trek Into Darkness hit the screens, Nimoy portrayed the franchiseâs beloved first officer, Mr. Spock, in two TV series and eight films. So Kodos daughter is to be forgiven after killing 7 people? Written by Barry Trivers and directed by Gerd Oswald, it first aired on December 8, 1966.. "Yes." He was portrayed by the late Arnold Moss. Posted by 1 year ago. - Karidian's death, defending Kirk. ... Paramount Pictures Corp or the âStar Trekâ franchise. The Enterprise has been called off-course by Kirk's friend, Dr. Thomas Leighton, who claims to have discovered some type of artificial food source that could end famine. The episode takes its title from the concluding lines of Act II of Hamlet: "The play's the thing/Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king." COMPUTER: Director and star of travelling company of actors sponsored by galactic cultural exchange project, touring official installations last nine years. 4 stars This week, Star Trek celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first episode to broadcast, âThe Man Trap,â which premiered on September 8, 1966. Maravilla gasped in shock, rushing over to her daughter's side only to be pulled back as he lay the child on the ground, watching as she took her into her arms. - Star Trek: First Contact (1996) sees the Borg going back in time in an effort to prevent first contact between Earth and the Vulcans. And if that means playing along with Kodosâ daughter. start-trek-feat-uproxx. Lursa was the elder of the two Duras sisters. ... All three of CBSâs Star Trek seasons have been about preventing the death of all sentient life due to out-of-control technology. When Kirk was a teenager, he lived on a colony on Tarsus IV, which had its food supply destroyed by exotic fungi. Kirk was supposed to be 34/35 so how old when he was 'assigned' to Tarsus. Well. Yes, I would like to receive updates, special offers and other information from Star Trek.com. Kodos twisted and fussed, pulling against the restraints as his head turned restlessly. Kodos nodded at the guards and the bed disappearing, Jim once again dressed in his cloths. 18. This is the best of the TNG movies, loaded with humor. Close. - Karidian's daughter revealing that she is the real murderer. Spock asked how Kirk knew there would be passengers. Perhaps 23rd century law requires actual eye witnesses that had met Kodos in person. An early example of this genre of Star Trek is the episode the Conscience of the King.In the episode, Kirk is trying confirm that the actor Anton Karidian is the mass murdering Kodos the Executioner. Has daughter, Lenore, nineteen years old, KIRK: Stop. 7. All across the colony, the Tarsusians noticed the darkening of the night sky and the ominous crimson bleeding across the surface of their bright moon, the purple of their dark moon darkening to a deep pitch blue. Beautiful and talented daughter of Anton Karidian. 123. When Riley is poisoned, the young man learns of Kirk's suspicions and goes to the theater on board the U.S.S. My Review A murder investigation is a delightfully original plot for Star Trek to tackle at this stage and the question of whether or not Karidian could actually be Kodos is intriguing and well plotted. I have some other questions. I did not think Star Trek would unsettle me so often, but holy shit, yâall, Kodos and his daughter are both HORRIFYING and for entirely different reasons. I suppose I am surprised by the framing of Star Trek thus far. Looks like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it. THe Politics of 'Star Trek': Conservatism Abounds in 'Conscience of the King' ... Anton Karidian, whom Leighton believes to be Kodos the Executioner. âWeâre gonna be fine, Gracie.â STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (2001-2005) took us back in time to the early days of Starfleet before the formation of the Federation. Kodos stroked Penny's head, blood pouring from where his hand touched her. With every drop of blood in his rotten veins. ... Nine eyewitnesses had seen Kodos from the time of the massacres, and only Kirk and Riley are the only two who are still alive. Star Trekâ¦ Star Trek: The Original Series: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox This novel is set between TFF and TUC, and offers a return of Lenore Karidian - who we know as Kodos' insane daughter who tried to exterminate all the survivors of the Tarsus massacre and ended up killing her own father back in The Conscience of the King. After accidentally killing him and going mad, she was imprisoned. When Riley is poisoned, the young man learns of Kirk's suspicions and goes to the theater on board the U.S.S. Lursa, daughter of Ja'rod is a female Klingon from the House of Duras and a recurring antagonist in both Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, and one of the secondary antagonists of Star Trek Generations . âMacbeth, Act I, Scene v One of the best parts about revisiting the original Trek, at least for me, is rediscovering the episodes that I'd forgotten. Kodos, known in infamy as Kodos the Executioner, was a supporting character in Star Trek. His real motive is to study Karidian and his daughter in an attempt to learn if he is, indeed, Kodos and responsible for Leighton's death. Karidianâs daughter, Lenore, was born 19 years ago. Jimâs top priorities right now are to keep his daughter safe and his friends calm. From its opening montage to its largely uninteresting characters to its storytelling, Enterprise was inarguably the weakest of the Star Trek series. She tried to eradicate anyone who might identify her father as Kodos the Executioner. This is the thread for Star_Trek's Star Trek Rewatch for November 6th 2020. Yes, exactly, it made so much sense." Give comparative identification between actor Karidian and Governor Kodos. Kodos was the governor of Tarsus IV, where he executed 4,000 people, including members of Kirkâs family. Enterprise to kill Kodosâ¦ Kodos obviously regretted that his daughter had turned into a monster, but other than that, he still seemed to think that killing four thousand of the "less important" people was the right move, and that he would have been a hero if the supply ships hadn't come early. Teaser Description: An actor traveling aboard the Enterprise may be a former governor who ordered a mass murder twenty years earlier. First air: 8 December 1966. Paramount. Doyou think its just up to Kirk to 'forgive' her. Details âWas this part of your plan?â Gracies whispers, voice sharp in the quiet of the corridor. By â¦ However, this turns out to be untrue: there is no food source. ... Kodos' daughter.