Friday, January 4, 2019

Charlie X

TOS Season 1 Episode 2
Air Date: September 15th, 1966

Charlie was a teenager found alone on a planet by the ship Anteres and was transferred to the Enterprise to be taken to an colony planet. The episode follows Charlie as an adolescent that grew up alone, learning everything about life from recordings and books and only now finally seeing other people. Where the story takes a turn is that Charlie has super powers, and can make anyone disappear or control the ship remotely. He does end up killing everyone on the Anteres shortly after he transfers to the Enterprise.

As a kid, we are told what to do all the time and at a young age we just listen because we don't know any better. When we become a teenager, our brains have almost fully matured and we feel that we should have the right to do what we want because we can rationalize as any adult can. But what a teenager doesn't realize is they don't have the wisdom that comes with age and they are more controlled by their hormones then any other point in their lives. Mix this with super powers and you get Charlie.

Eventually the alien race that gave the powers to Charlie to help him survive show up and take Charlie away as well as return any crew members that were killed. Unfortunately they couldn't save the Anteres (don't know why).

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