Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 2

Bem

4
Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 14, 1974 on NBC
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6.7
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  • Bem, an erratic observer from the planet Pandro, secretly watches the crew of the USS Enterprise to determine whether the Federation is ready to open diplomatic relations with his advanced species.

    6.5
    The story for this one, by David Gerrold, was one he thought of for the original series; but really, the science fiction idea of a colony character like Bem (who can separate into different parts) fits the Animated Series like a glove. Unfortunately, the episode drags a bit. Even the God-like entity that graces the episode (and sounds remarkably like Uhura) says about twenty minutes in, "You are still here? You are still interfering?" And I'm like, "I hear you, sister. It seems like it's been an hour." But the ending is pretty good, even if it takes a while to get there.
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