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Old June 8 2013, 08:57 AM   #31
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Re: Whom Gods Destroy---It's a Bargain!

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If I was the guy that had to do Yvonne's body makeup. I'd forego my salary for that job. I'd probably pay them!
They say once you've had green, everything else is routine.
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Old June 8 2013, 09:44 AM   #32
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They say once you've had green, everything else is routine.
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Old June 8 2013, 10:24 AM   #33
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My problem with WGD is that it's concerned with psychiatry, without criticising it as DotM did. It appropriated the chair from DotM, then did a sort of comment-free story on a disturbed former commander, without questioning the advisability or feasability of trying to "cure" people with such a ham-fisted, simplistic sort of device. Still, even faulty season 3 Trek is well worth watching, and a special thing to be treasured.
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Old June 8 2013, 11:15 AM   #34
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Sorry, Scot. It's a great line.

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My problem with WGD is that it's concerned with psychiatry, without criticising it as DotM did. It appropriated the chair from DotM, then did a sort of comment-free story on a disturbed former commander, without questioning the advisability or feasability of trying to "cure" people with such a ham-fisted, simplistic sort of device.
To this day, psychiatry is still in its scientific infancy, unable to properly define diseases except as bundles of symptoms, unable to distinguish causes from effects with any certainty, and incapable of explaining the underlying mechanisms of the brain. So I'd say that anything TOS tried to say about psychiatry, however common-sensical it seemed at the time, would be dialog in grave danger of becoming outdated.

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Still, even faulty season 3 Trek is well worth watching, and a special thing to be treasured.
Depending on who else is in the living room, some S3 episodes can also be quite embarrassing. WGD is one I prefer to see alone. And it's not the worst by far.
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Old June 9 2013, 12:40 AM   #35
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Depending on who else is in the living room, some S3 episodes can also be quite embarrassing.
The horsey scene in "Plato's Stepchildren". My first ever viewing of it, having only read the Blish novelization.
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Old June 9 2013, 08:05 AM   #36
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The correct answer to that episode would have been "Barbara Babcock".
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Old June 9 2013, 08:41 AM   #37
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The correct answer to that episode would have been "Barbara Babcock".
Actually there was some discussion of Barbara Babcock's closeups and the old Vaseline-on-the-lens trick - the women of TOS often were shot in very soft focus - but that sounded a bit... naughty.
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Old June 9 2013, 08:51 AM   #38
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Actually there was some discussion of Barbara Babcock's closeups and the old Vaseline-on-the-lens trick - the women of TOS often were shot in very soft focus - but that sounded a bit... naughty.

To be more technically accurate, I learned once (from Metryq in fact) that women's close-ups on Star Trek were not really done in "soft focus." The camera was focused sharply but a diffusion filter was put in front of the lens:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_filter

Director of Photography Jerry Finnerman would go on to use exactly the same technique for Cybill Shepherd on Moonlighting in the 1980s.
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Old June 10 2013, 02:08 AM   #39
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I always liked that the chair from "Dagger of the Mind" reappears in "Whom Gods Destroy", given that there are certain similarities between both facilities. Judging by a certain logo reappearing they might even be being run by the same company. It's a nice little nod to the earlier episode... the fact that it saved money as well was of course a bonus.
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