The Zombie Archons

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Posted in category Totalitarian Government

A reader, Mitch Black, reminded me of the great Star Trek episode, “The Return of the Archons.” This episode is described as “The Enterprise discovers a planet where the population act like zombies and obey the will of their unseen ruler, Landru.” Society is built around obedience, while Landru, the master, uses mass telepathy to command conformity and subservience. Except when Captain Kirk and crew leave, they leave behind “a party of experts who will help restore the planet’s culture to a Human form.” Sound familiar?

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One Response to The Zombie Archons

  1. Bob Wallace says:

    April 29th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    “For the good of the body.” I remember this episode even as a kid all those years ago.

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