My Son the Vampire wrote:
This episode captivated me from the first time I watched it as a rerun in the '70's. My family used to refer to the alien "planet killer" machine as "the giant rotten carrot".
I always thought it looked like a giant Bugle.
Holy crow, me too! back in the day when Bugles were about 50% bigger than they are now...
Bugles, or I'd make mini planet killers with the foil from my Ring Dings...