The Ready Room 126: Fresh Ears In the Morning / by Trek fm

Inside Amok Time with Marc Cushman.


One of the most famous afflictions in Star Trek is the pon farr—also known as the Vulcan Seven Year Itch. And one of the most famous episodes of TOS is the one that introduced us to the pon farr, “Amok Time.” We’ve discussed this episode on The Ready Room before in our show titled “All Roads Lead to Stonn.” But In this episode of The Ready Room we take an inside look at “Amok Time” with Marc Cushman, author of These Are the Voyages: TOS—The Definitive Guide to Gene Roddenberry's Original Television Masterpiece.

In news we discuss Scott Chambliss’s nomination for the Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Award for his work on Star Trek Into Darkness, choose the best guest star from a Star Trek film, and find out why one North Carolina mayor is so upset over the resignation of a council member. We also remember three members of the Star Trek family who we lost since our last show, actors Joseph Ruskin and James Avery, and producer Marty Hornstein.

Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes 15 seconds 


Christopher Jones and Mike Schindler



Marc Cushman and Drew Stewart



Remembering Joseph Ruskin
Remembering James Avery
Remember Star Trek Producer Marty Hornstein
Star Trek nominated for ADG Excellence in Production Design Award
North Carolina councilman resigns in Klingon
Star Trek’s best film guest stars is…


Feature: Inside Amok Time with Marc Cushman

Concerning Memos
Why Spock’s Brain?
Production Challenges
Fan Reaction
Why So Little Vulcan?
Amok Time Without Spock?
Final Points
Marc’s Books



Amok Time
Five Year Mission


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