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Old August 21 2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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Re: Episode 8, "Miri"

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So you are trying to say there was a whole nother thread about that aspect of episode 8?
Maybe he's suggesting posters should search the entire board before posting a new thread, even if that thread is years old. I usually just check to make sure it's not listed within an individual section's 2 or 3 pages of recent threads.
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Old August 21 2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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So you are trying to say there was a whole nother thread about that aspect of episode 8?
Maybe he's suggesting posters should search the entire board before posting a new thread, even if that thread is years old. I usually just check to make sure it's not listed within an individual section's 2 or 3 pages of recent threads.
Yeah, i just take my chances. I post a new thread and if there is a similar recent thread I just expect someone will poke me and say so.
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Old August 21 2013, 08:49 PM   #18
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. . .A bit of trivia for you: The scene in the picture I have posted on Miri's planet is actually the set from The Andy Griffith Show. . .
It's also in "City on the Edge of Forever" (Kirk and Edith walk past Floyd's Barber Shop), "Return of the Archons", and others. That's the famous "40 Acres" backlot, with several buildings constructed for Gone with the Wind.

http://www.retroweb.com/40acres.html
Hogan's Heroes and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. were filmed there in the '60s too. Sadly, the 40 Acres back lot was sold and has been an office industrial park for three decades. It suffered the same fate as the M.G.M. back lot back in the '70s.
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Old August 21 2013, 09:07 PM   #19
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Re: Episode 8, "Miri"

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May I ask when we will get a thread about episode 9--which has always been one of my most fondly remembered episodes?
It has always been one of my favorites as well.

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Old August 21 2013, 09:09 PM   #20
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Re: Episode 8, "Miri"

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Hogan's Heroes and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. were filmed there in the '60s too. Sadly, the 40 Acres back lot was sold and has been an office industrial park for three decades. It suffered the same fate as the M.G.M. back lot back in the '70s.
That link I posted to the backlot shows aerial views of Hogan's Stalag 13 and Gomer's Marine barracks.

I do miss backlots; I've only visited Universal City (in 1967, before it became an amusement park), Old Tucson Studios (before the big fire in the 90s), and a small independent backlot near me run by a stuntman (Ron Nix).
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Old August 21 2013, 09:27 PM   #21
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Hogan's Heroes and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. were filmed there in the '60s too. Sadly, the 40 Acres back lot was sold and has been an office industrial park for three decades. It suffered the same fate as the M.G.M. back lot back in the '70s.
It is indeed upsetting that these lots have been turned into office buildings.

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Old August 22 2013, 12:54 AM   #22
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The thing about The Andy Griffith Show was that they framed their outdoor shots strictly to show only the first floor of every building. It made Mayberry seem like a smaller town, a place with no tall buildings. Then on Star Trek you get these high angles revealing the whole structures, and it looks like a different place. Only the most observant Andy fans sat up and said "That's Mayberry."
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Old August 22 2013, 02:20 AM   #23
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Blame the preservers......lol
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Old August 22 2013, 02:27 AM   #24
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Hogan's Heroes and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. were filmed there in the '60s too. Sadly, the 40 Acres back lot was sold and has been an office industrial park for three decades. It suffered the same fate as the M.G.M. back lot back in the '70s.
Those aerial pictures were great, and it was amazing to see just how little of the Stalag 13 and Camp Henderson sets actually existed in real life, as these places always seemed to be much larger onscreen.
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Old August 22 2013, 03:30 AM   #25
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Kirk even says, "Not the Earth, another Earth........ Another Earth?". Yet that is never explained.

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Nor is it ever mentioned again. The whole "duplicate Earth" thing was just a cheap hook to get viewers to stay tuned and watch the episode.
I like James Blish's adaptation which had the planet as actually a colony of human isolationists that dabbled in genetics gone horribly wrong. No mention of the planet being a duplicate Earth.
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Old August 22 2013, 04:37 AM   #26
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This episode inspired my very first fan story.

One line.

"Flint, let me introduce you to a friend of mine, Miri."
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Old August 22 2013, 03:00 PM   #27
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So you are trying to say there was a whole nother thread about that aspect of episode 8?
Maybe he's suggesting posters should search the entire board before posting a new thread, even if that thread is years old. I usually just check to make sure it's not listed within an individual section's 2 or 3 pages of recent threads.
Yeah, i just take my chances. I post a new thread and if there is a similar recent thread I just expect someone will poke me and say so.
No, I just recalled a thread with the same theme and pulled up that one for people to read. There was also another one last year at http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=158704&page=4
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Old August 22 2013, 04:42 PM   #28
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So you are trying to say there was a whole nother thread about that aspect of episode 8?
Maybe he's suggesting posters should search the entire board before posting a new thread, even if that thread is years old. I usually just check to make sure it's not listed within an individual section's 2 or 3 pages of recent threads.
Since we're not supposed to revive years old threads anyway, your approach makes the most sense.
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