So before anyone mentions it yes the Taureans are the wrong scale but I don’t care because I love their high five so much.
I’m always loath to choose a favourite when I’m doing these but of course some entertain me more than others when I’m painting them or rolling them around my head and I have to say this one is a legitimate contender.
Let me just say that the Ion Pod makes little to no sense whatsoever and was a poorly thought out plot device. Yes you can spend years theorising and creating plausibility. I can probably stretch it and explain why it must be ejected instead of retracted but almost all explanation is going to be a design flaw.
I also added a window on the pod, I guess it “could” have had one and a sensor dish because it’s my implausible ion pod and I’ll add stuff if I wanna!!!
I’ve never really been a fan of Wolf in the Fold as an episode – the outdated misogyny isn’t exactly visionary (though in fairness HR on board the Enterprise would struggle A LOT today) and the idea that the spirit of Jack the Ripper is wandering the universe killing women is a little more Kolchak: The Night Stalker than Trek.
So I’ve messed with the premise because poor Ensign Todd has been stabbed but then that’s what makes it even funnier – he can’t catch a break!