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Charlie X

S01E02  5

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 Written by
Gene Roddenberry Writer
D.C. Fontana Writer

 Directed by
Lawrence Dobkin

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 Guest Stars
Robert Walker Jr.
  Charlie Evans
Charles J. Stewart
  Captain Ramart
Grace Lee Whitney
  Yeoman Janice Rand
Gene Roddenberry
Abraham Sofaer
  Thasian (voice)
Frank da Vinci
Eddie Paskey
  Lt. Leslie
Ron Veto
Bill Bradley
  Lt. Hadley

Gene Roddenberry
Lawrence Dobkin
Walter M. Jefferies
  Production Design
Fred Steiner
D.C. Fontana
Rolland M. Brooks
  Art Direction
Gerald Perry Finnerman
  Director of Photography
Fabien D. Tordjmann
William Ware Theiss
  Costume Design
Carl Biddiscombe
  Set Decoration
Joseph G. Sorokin
  Sound Editor
Wah Chang
  Art Department Assistant
Jack F. Lilly
  Sound Mixer
Michael S. Glick
  Assistant Director
Virginia Darcy
Fred B. Phillips
  Makeup Artist
Irving A. Feinberg
  Property Master
Jim Rugg
  Special Effects

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Who is Charlie?

By Jack Anderson  on April 14, 2019

Captain Kirk has to welcome Charlie onboard. Charlie is an odd character, which we don't know about. When he meets a girl for the first time, he simply slaps her ass - hello 1960's. This is a time before the #MeToo movement. Or even hashtags for that matter.

It was interesting to see the crew chill out, with Spock playing some music and Uhura's singing. This could have been easily ridiculous, but the director was actually able to pull this one off. But unfortunately, there is actually a scene at the gym that is ridiculous, with Kirk topless wearing tight red pants, trying to teach Charlie how to fall and fight.

I was impressed by the original score. This is a time before cheap synthesizer TV music, thank God.

Overall, the episode is definitely enjoyable. The great thing is that we keep wondering about Charlie until the end of the episode. In a way, this episode is very similar to The Man Trap, the previous episode, where we would be left wondering about Nancy until the end of the episode (she was actually a monster).
The end is really satisfying and most of the episode is actually good, simply because of Robert Walker Jr., the great actor portraying Charlie.

I give it 5 out of 10. Good.

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