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Old September 2 2013, 06:34 PM   #61
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Re: Embarassing moments during good episodes

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In "Space Seed", Khan forces the door to his quarters open and attacks the guard outside the door. The stuntman does a great backflip across the corridor into a bulkhead, but his pants split along the inseam and his long underwear is exposed.

Not exactly embarrassing for me, but maybe for the guard.
It strikes me (sorry) that if a guy was hit hard enough to flip him end over end he probably had his jaw smashed if not his whole face. He might even have been killed. A split inseam would be the least of his worries.
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Old September 2 2013, 06:38 PM   #62
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Space Seed: while on Botany Bay, Shatner drops his phaser right after he breaks the sleep-chamber window. Keep your eye on Kelly: he notices it, looks a couple times, seems to think about picking it up, and looks totally at a loss as what he should do.
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Old September 2 2013, 09:03 PM   #63
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Typical case of inaccurate research. Everyone knows that Sulu's main interest was botany, this would definitely rather be a gift for ship's geologists Carstairs, Fisher or Jäger.

What are you trying to imply here, that Sulu's was tiny? Who gave you that...wait...ohh...

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Old September 2 2013, 11:29 PM   #64
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Any truth to the rumor that, in the episode as originally conceived, Ruk would have only had that high-pitched, feminine voice after this pending encounter?
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Old September 8 2013, 04:43 PM   #65
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Re: Embarassing moments during good episodes

I am pleased that a lot of your posts identify as embarrassing the way that Uhura or the other female officers were written. I really want to identify with Uhura, because she strikes me as being a 22nd century equivalent of a ham radio buff, but so many weird things were written in. I like my female characters to act (just as one example) more like Jodi Foster's Clarise Starling, or like scientists, or something like that. But I can't even identify with almost any female characters in today's media, either, so how much has changed? Along these same lines, I guess my embarrassing moment arose from a mistake that I made. While watching that "Metamorphosis" episode with Zefram Cochrane, I instinctively interpreted the alien as being completely and utterly gender neutral, devoid of any human notion of sex. I just saw it as something sentient that had tender feelings. Even when McCoy said it looked like love, I was completely oblivious to any sort of gendered suggestion for the alien. I was so stupid to think even for a second that the writers would have included an entity that arcane. Either they couldn't or they wouldn't, if you know what I mean.
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Old September 8 2013, 04:50 PM   #66
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Space Seed: while on Botany Bay, Shatner drops his phaser right after he breaks the sleep-chamber window. Keep your eye on Kelly: he notices it, looks a couple times, seems to think about picking it up, and looks totally at a loss as what he should do.
I will have to check that out!!
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Old September 8 2013, 06:14 PM   #67
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While watching that "Metamorphosis" episode with Zefram Cochrane, I instinctively interpreted the alien as being completely and utterly gender neutral, devoid of any human notion of sex. I just saw it as something sentient that had tender feelings. Even when McCoy said it looked like love, I was completely oblivious to any sort of gendered suggestion for the alien. I was so stupid to think even for a second that the writers would have included an entity that arcane. Either they couldn't or they wouldn't, if you know what I mean.
Well, actually I don't quite know what you mean.

(Cochrane summons the Companion.)

KIRK: Companion. (It leaves Cochrane) We wish to talk to you.

COMPANION: (Female voice coming from the universal translator) How can we communicate? My thoughts -- you are hearing them? This is interesting.

KIRK: Feminine. No doubt about it.

SPOCK: Yes. The matter of gender could change the entire situation.

KIRK: I'm way ahead of you.

SPOCK: Then it is not a zookeeper.

KIRK: No. A lover.
I'm quite sure the notion of an alien entity that was both noncorporeal and without gender would have gone over the heads of 95 percent of the TV audience in 1967.
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Old September 9 2013, 09:42 AM   #68
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I am pleased that a lot of your posts identify as embarrassing the way that Uhura or the other female officers were written. I really want to identify with Uhura, because she strikes me as being a 22nd century equivalent of a ham radio buff, but so many weird things were written in.
I don't know if you are aware of Uhura's portrayal in the Animated Series (TAS) but in case you are not, I'm confident, you'd like it.

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Even when McCoy said it looked like love, I was completely oblivious to any sort of gendered suggestion for the alien. I was so stupid to think even for a second that the writers would have included an entity that arcane. Either they couldn't or they wouldn't, if you know what I mean.
Well, it was the 1960's and the general notion had been that women cared and cooked for their husbands.

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Old September 9 2013, 01:38 PM   #69
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I love Arena, but every time I watch it and hear Spock say "hot pursuit", I laugh. It just seemed so out of place.
We've discussed this before, but Kirk had just used the expression "hot pursuit" a minute earlier, in his log entry, so Spock may have been riffing off him. (Do Vulcans riff?)

Embarrassing moments?

-Any time they use the "soft focus" for a close-up of a woman (except perhaps when illustrating the effect of the Venus Drug).

-Any time Kirk says "sabotadge."
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Old September 9 2013, 04:36 PM   #70
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I am pleased that a lot of your posts identify as embarrassing the way that Uhura or the other female officers were written. I really want to identify with Uhura, because she strikes me as being a 22nd century equivalent of a ham radio buff, but so many weird things were written in.
I don't know if you are aware of Uhura's portrayal in the Animated Series (TAS) but in case you are not, I'm confident, you'd like it.
Indeed. Bob is right. Check out TAS if you haven't already.
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Old September 9 2013, 04:48 PM   #71
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"Captain....I'm scared"

almost stops THE best Trek of all in its tracks...
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Old September 9 2013, 05:08 PM   #72
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"Captain....I'm scared"

almost stops THE best Trek of all in its tracks...
"Frightened," actually.

Maybe she meant it as a come-on and it totally went over Kirk's head.
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Old September 9 2013, 05:11 PM   #73
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Embarrassing moments?

-Any time they use the "soft focus" for a close-up of a woman (except perhaps when illustrating the effect of the Venus Drug).
If that's an embarrassing moment, you must be embarrassed by a whole bunch of TV shows from the 1950s and '60s. Using soft focus or diffusion filters for close-ups of actresses wasn't unique to Star Trek.
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Old September 9 2013, 05:35 PM   #74
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Embarrassing moments?

-Any time they use the "soft focus" for a close-up of a woman (except perhaps when illustrating the effect of the Venus Drug).
If that's an embarrassing moment, you must be embarrassed by a whole bunch of TV shows from the 1950s and '60s. Using soft focus or diffusion filters for close-ups of actresses wasn't unique to Star Trek.
Oh, I know. It's the longevity of the series that has made the effect embarrassing with age; it seems at odds with the modern sci-fi ethic, whatever that is. It doesn't bother me, but other people watching tend to laugh at the effect.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:04 AM   #75
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I am pleased that a lot of your posts identify as embarrassing the way that Uhura or the other female officers were written. I really want to identify with Uhura, because she strikes me as being a 22nd century equivalent of a ham radio buff, but so many weird things were written in.
I don't know if you are aware of Uhura's portrayal in the Animated Series (TAS) but in case you are not, I'm confident, you'd like it.
Indeed. Bob is right. Check out TAS if you haven't already.
Thank you for the tip, jpv2000 and Robert Comsol! I love it when writers/filmmakers aren't afraid to improve things when they revisit them.
Cheers!
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