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Old October 27 2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Happy TOS Halloween!

We had Kirk as a "ghost" in Tholian Web, Satan in TAS, a salt vampire, and even Jack the Ripper in Wolf in the Fold. But Catspaw was the only Trek salute to Halloween in any of the series, so far as I can tell.

Short of Spock mind-melding with a Jack-o-lantern, what's your spookiest TOS or TAS episode?
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Old October 28 2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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One of the scariest for me had to be the 'salt vampire' from "The Man Trap". As cheesy as it might seem now, imagine yourself back in the late '60s. As a boy, I saw this on a huge (at the time) 21 inch screen. It was our first colour TV, and believe me, the colour made everything scarier!! It was an amazing thing to see and it scared the hell out of me at the time. As much as I love HD and all the new technology and special effects, those days of television were magnificent. Yes, indeed, the 'salt vampire' was scary and certainly made a lasting impression.
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Old October 28 2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Re: Happy TOS Halloween!

The salt vampire is still creepy...
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Old October 28 2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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i always thought Galt from "gamesters of triskelion" would be pretty scary to wake up to standing over you in the middle of the night
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Old October 29 2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Tribbles!
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Old October 30 2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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Re: Happy TOS Halloween!

bbailey861 wrote: View Post
One of the scariest for me had to be the 'salt vampire' from "The Man Trap". As cheesy as it might seem now, imagine yourself back in the late '60s. As a boy, I saw this on a huge (at the time) 21 inch screen. It was our first colour TV, and believe me, the colour made everything scarier!! It was an amazing thing to see and it scared the hell out of me at the time. As much as I love HD and all the new technology and special effects, those days of television were magnificent. Yes, indeed, the 'salt vampire' was scary and certainly made a lasting impression.
Agree.
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Old October 30 2012, 08:07 PM   #7
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I think it was the electric violin that helped sell those scenes with "Sodium Sucker", especially during the "big reveal".

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Old October 31 2012, 04:28 AM   #8
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Re: Happy TOS Halloween!

When I was very young I found Pike's burned face terrifying! Also, I'll echo the sentiment about the salt monster.

I found Spock's Brain terrifying as well...but for other reasons. ;-)
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Old October 31 2012, 12:05 PM   #9
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Happy Halloween to ALL
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Old November 1 2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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The burping giant space cell that smacked Spock on the back freaked me out as a kid. Then when it fried? Ewwww!

But tonight, with my pumpkin lit and in the window, after ABC re-airs the Charlie Brown Halloween special, I'm going to rewatch "Wolf in the Fold," penned by Robert Bloch, screenwriter for "Psycho." (And also "Catspaw"!)
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Old November 1 2012, 06:43 AM   #11
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I loved Wolf in the Fold when I was a kid, John Fiedler creeped me out big time with his high pitched voice.

Every time I sit through yet another "alien entity is Jack the Ripper" story (Bab 5, Sanctuary..) I'm yelling at the screen WOLF IN THE FOLD DID THIS ALREADY AND IT DID IT BETTER!!

I'm wondering if it did it first though.
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Old November 1 2012, 08:24 AM   #12
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Ahh; Korub and Silvia. Weren't they both on "Hogan's Heroes"? I wish "Hogan's Heroes" was available on Netflix.
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Old November 3 2012, 03:52 AM   #13
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The combination of TOS and Halloween inevitably makes me think of that book "Trek or Treat." Anyone remember that? The forerunner of today's caption contests.
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