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Tour of Duty: Gray-Brown Odyssey (1988)
Tour of Duty Tour de Force
If one is only familiar with Rosalind Chao from her work on Star Trek, as I was, one could be forgiven for underestimating her formidable talent (as it turns out, she has had a long, busy and award-winning career). But her performance as Viet Cong "liberation fighter" Li Kiem in this episode is an absolute masterpiece worthy of an Emmy, or two. I do not have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe it. Credit Stephen Caffrey as Lt. Goldman for holding his own opposite Chao with an outstanding performance of his own.
I have seen every episode of Tour of Duty, and in my mind this one is the best. 10 stars, or maybe 20 - if you only see this show once, make this episode the one you watch...and revel in these 2 performances.
Star Trek: Plato's Stepchildren (1968)
Not one of the better entries of the series: short on plot, a little creepy, a tiny bit trite, Frankly the effort put forth by the production team is miniscule. Fortunately Michael Dunn's performance dwarfs that of his fellow guest stars.