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Old 09-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #151
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Re: Star Trek Thread: To Boldly Split Infinitives

ok, the next one I'm watching is What Are Little Girls Made Of, on Friday 13th.

Here's some stills from it, if any of you want to watch it to discuss





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Old 09-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #152
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:58 AM   #153
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There's a lot to hate about Mudd's Women. The story is lame and a bit sexist, the ending makes no sense whatsoever... heck the supposedly gorgeous girls aren't even hot. But it's worth the price of admission entirely because of Harcourt Fenton Mudd: intergalactic con man, space pimp, and one of the franchise's all-time greatest minor characters.

Mudd is such a fun character, and you can tell the actor has an absolute blast portraying him. I'm amazed Harvey Mudd didn't come back for more than one other episode. Hell, a Harvey Mudd spinoff series would have been brilliant.

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Sooooo Mudd is a scoundrel not because he's straight-up selling women to become sex slaves on a mining colony, but because he's making the goods artificially beautiful? Really?

In a rare breach of protocol, Uhura for some reason is rocking the yellow uniform instead of her usual red.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:33 AM   #154
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There is a Mudd episode in the animated series iirr
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #155
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There is a Mudd episode in the animated series iirr
He keeps his pimp hand strong even when animated.

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Old 09-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #156
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ok, the next one I'm watching is What Are Little Girls Made Of, on Friday 13th.

Here's some stills from it, if any of you want to watch it to discuss


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Old 09-13-2013, 02:59 PM   #157
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What Are Little Girls Made Of SEASON 1, EPISODE 07



Wiki Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Ar...rls_Made_Of%3F

This is a meandering story, and to me whiffs strongly of Roddenberry's rewriting blanding up a better story that got buried. I like the references to "the old ones" (very Lovecraftian), and while I dug the imagery (Ted Cassidy looks cool, and Sherry Jackson is maybe the 2nd most beautiful woman in TOS in all 3 seasons) and the ideas, the execution was a little bland and repetitive - I think the very limited sets didn't help. Also of interest is that is this effectively a Nurse Chapel origin story. And finally, some red shirts die!

Also, they obviously has a lot of dark green and blue cloth to use in this episode.

Red Shirt Dead Count: 2

To put it in my list of order of how much I liked it:

Top.-
The Enemy Within (S1E05)
The Naked Time (S1E04)
Charlie X (S1E02)
Where No Man Has Gone Before (S1E03)
The Man Trap (S1E01)
What Are Little Girls Made Of (S1E07)
Mudd's Women (S1E06)
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:11 PM   #158
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Re: Star Trek Thread: To Boldly Split Infinitives

Can we take a moment to recognize the brilliance of ST:TOS costume designer Bill Theiss? That man deserved to win the Nobel Prize in Foxy for making suspenders hot:



I kinda liked this episode largely because there's a lot of Nurse Chapel in it, who doesn't get a lot of air time in the series. As progressive as Star Trek was for its era, the female characters are chronically underutilized.

Ted Cassidy as the hulking android creation of the Old Ones is spot-on. The story has a fun twist ending, but wanders into some weird areas. Kirk seducing the android chick is kind of hard to swallow. And WTF was going with that whole "half-breed Vulcan!" thing? Why does Kirk just randomly shout that out? I don't get it.


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You may know Ted Cassidy better as Lurch from the Addams Family. He'll be back to do voice acting in two other ST:TOS episodes.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:20 AM   #159
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Can we take a moment to recognize
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Ted Cassidy as the hulking android creation of the Old Ones is spot-on.
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You may know Ted Cassidy better as Lurch from the Addams Family.
Love the Addams Family, love Lurch.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:22 AM   #160
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Bill Theiss is a genious for simply utilizing the fact that the skins of starlets always looks better than the fanciest costumes
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #161
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Re: Star Trek Thread: To Boldly Split Infinitives

Sherry Jackson in that outfit had quite a strong effect on my formative years.

DB, Now that you've characterised her as...
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I'm interested to know who you rated top?
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #162
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Barbara Bouchet in 'By Any Other Name' (season 2, episode 22)


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http://eeknight.livejournal.com/3415...thread=2037026
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wow that page is making my antivirus go nuts.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #165
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:06 PM   #166
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:09 PM   #167
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I think I can safely say it was either Sherry Jackson in Star Trek or Dianna Rigg in the Avengers who first made "it" move.

...Maybe Bat Girl, though.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #168
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On the topic of ST:TOS women, Nichelle Nichols had some bangin' curves.
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I met Nichelle Nichols, she was very nice.
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Re: Star Trek Thread: To Boldly Split Infinitives

I think THIS IMAGE(character) helped fuel my entire childhood dreams of manhood...

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Miri SEASON 1, EPISODE 08



Wiki Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miri_(S...iginal_Series)

I think this is a really good episode, with some great ideas, and good performances from Kim Darby and Michael J. Pollard. A sense of ominous danger pervades, the society the kids have developed is part childish, part Lord of the Flies. It seems like a precursor to the kid-society in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and its patois ("grups", "onlies"), maybe found a darker offspring in Stephen King's "Children of the Corn", and felt like a little of the teen-lingo in Clockwork Orange, and even reminds me a little of the childish emotions (and the attempts to emote without knowing how to really emote) of the replicants in Blade Runner. IT also reminds me of the book version of I Am Legend.

I also think there was a really nice scene between Yoeman Rand and Kirk that felt authentic and desperate (Rand is talking about her legs).

Enjoyed this one a lot. No red shirts died, but there were a few in the landing party that seem to fade from view early on.

Running Red Shirt Dead Count: 2

To put it in my list of order of how much I liked it:

Top.-
The Enemy Within (S1E05)
The Naked Time (S1E04)
Miri (S1E08)
Charlie X (S1E02)
Where No Man Has Gone Before (S1E03)
The Man Trap (S1E01)
What Are Little Girls Made Of (S1E07)
Mudd's Women (S1E06)
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PS. The whole 'parallel earth' thing was totally redundant.
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Is that Kurt Russell on the far left and Clint Howard on the bottom?
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:23 PM   #174
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Re: Star Trek Thread: To Boldly Split Infinitives

It also reminds me of the cave area in the game Fallout3 that's full of children who kick any kid out of the cave once they reach a certain age.

This was a fun episode, with a good sci-fi concept. The duplicate Earth thing made no sense at all, but was easy to forget about. I also liked the underutilized Yeoman Rand having a few good speaking lines, but I gotta wonder: why do you bring a Yeoman onto an away team mission? Are you expecting to find some alien clerical work that needs to be done? My guess is that Kirk just let her come along to impress her.

So I'ma get science nerdy here bc science is my hustle and I love seeing how people in the past imagined the future would look like: At one point, McCoy asks for a "portable electronic microscope." I'm assuming he meant a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The first commercial SEMs were just becoming available in 1965, a year before the episode aired, and they looked like this:



Most research SEMs today are about the same size, but they are starting to make benchtop models for undergrad lab classes:



Not at all unreasonable to imagine easily portable SEMs in the not-too-distant future.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #175
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Well, I don't know about that, since two major constraints of SEM are not really scalable by the electronics/information revolution. The sample has to be under vacuum, and you have to have a beam of high energy electrons. Neither are really scaling down with Moore's Law.
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