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Old April 1 2014, 05:33 AM   #31
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Though the Zetarians' mental level ''matched'' if not exceeded the g----ah

The what?


Edit: I get it now. The girl.
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Old April 1 2014, 05:01 PM   #32
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- Jan Shutan's beauty and eerie performance. To me she's total eye candy.

She said in an interview that she was embarrassed to wear the uniform because of her chubby thighs, but really, her legs in this episode are sensational. I have no complaints.
Absolutely!!!! Two reasons this is an episode to watch.

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I usually don't have any issues with silly science in Trek, but the idea of high atmospheric pressure affecting incorporeal energy-thought beings who are remnants of fleshy folk (aka ghosts) was a bridge too far for me. It's just too inconsistent with the premise of the Lights.

But I do enjoy this episode.
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Old April 1 2014, 07:19 PM   #33
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Bah-bah-baaah!
I assume you're making a veiled reference to the episode's writers, Shari Lewis (of "Lambchop" fame) and her husband?

(I wonder which of the two was responsible for all the appearances of "girl" in the script...)
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Old April 1 2014, 08:16 PM   #34
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I usually don't have any issues with silly science in Trek, but the idea of high atmospheric pressure affecting incorporeal energy-thought beings who are remnants of fleshy folk (aka ghosts) was a bridge too far for me. It's just too inconsistent with the premise of the Lights.
Amen to that. But couldn't the point be that the pressure was a way to torture the g... Mira Romaine without actually doing serious permanent harm to her, thereby making the ghosts very uncomfortable? I mean, it's not as if they'd worry about Romaine feeling pain as such - but they'd be very uneasy with the prospect of her body failing. They even express moral qualms about the earlier deaths, adding (ever-so-slightly) to their motivation not to remain in a dying body.

Sure, that's not what the writers meant, but it's better than trying to believe high pressure is the "environment deadly to the alien form" they speak of earlier on... And it's consistent with Kirk's threats about putting an end to it after speaking about cost. The Lights would have every reason to think Kirk is killing the g... the female guest star.

Placing Romaine in zero gee would then make it doubly enticing for the Zetarians to leave the body of the... woman and return to an environment they are more comfortable with.

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Old April 2 2014, 04:19 AM   #35
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At least Spock was enlightened enough not to yell, "THE GIRLS!!!!!"

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Old April 2 2014, 08:10 AM   #36
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For a great many years, the sound quality of the copy I had watched made me think Spock is yelling "No women!" there, having used his superior logic to deduce the foolishness of including fertile breeders in the landing party - just a few seconds too late...

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Old April 2 2014, 10:08 AM   #37
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(I wonder which of the two was responsible for all the appearances of "girl" in the script...)
Shari Lewis intended to play the part herself. Maybe she referred to herself as "a girl" in those days?
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Old April 2 2014, 10:11 AM   #38
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Spock hadn't taken Introduction to Logic yet.

Shari Lewis was pretty hot when I was watching her show in 1960. Of course, she was 27 then, I was 9, and didn't think of girls as 'hot' in those days. She was the first female ventriloquist I'd ever seen, and she was better looking than Paul Winchell.
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Old April 2 2014, 01:18 PM   #39
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Scaddy-waddy-doodoo- baby!

Shari did a Man From UNCLE episode around that time. Yah, she was a hottie!
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(I wonder which of the two was responsible for all the appearances of "girl" in the script...)
Shari Lewis intended to play the part herself. Maybe she referred to herself as "a girl" in those days?
She was actually a decent actress and would have looked amazing in the short costume. In The Man from UNCLE (The Off-Off-Broadway Affair) she revealed an amazing pair of legs.

{which Forbin already stated and I was too lazy to read...}
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