|Landru inside *Bomm ba da dun bumm*|
Kirk saves the day talking a computer to death, and ability which most of my coworkers share, and that he will use several more times. Despite it all, an enjoyable episode.
One thing that really confused me: I thought the Betans were human-descendants of the Archon crash survivors. But then they started talking about thousands of years before the crash, and I realized the Betans were supposed to be aliens. This made me appreciate TNG's habit of using cheap makeup (nose ridge, ear bumps, spots, etc) as shorthand for 'alien'. I know it gets slagged, but a nose bump or two would have helped me keep things straight.
We never find out what happened to the Archon.