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Old September 11 2013, 03:07 AM   #76
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Re: Embarassing moments during good episodes

WNMHGB: Absolute first-rate episode, but there are two ridiculous moments when they're crossing the galactic barrier: First, all the department heads are just standing around the bridge and Shatner is looking around like "what do I do now?" But even that moment is still great drama compared to Gary Mitchell reaching out while navigating the ship through the barrier and holding the Yeoman babe's hand.

Otherwise, I love the episode.

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Old September 11 2013, 07:44 AM   #77
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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.
Star Trek's Jerry Finnerman also photographed the mid-80s series Moonlighting. He gave Cybill Sheperd the full treatment: soft lighting, diffusion filter, and sometimes a little spotlight behind her head so her hair would glow like a halo. The show even broke the fourth wall and joked about it once in a while, but she looked fantastic.
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Old September 11 2013, 11:52 PM   #78
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Two scenes that always bothered me are both in "Journey To Babel"

First, before his final confrontation with Sarek, Gav is sitting against the wall having a drink, and the drink switches hands (count 'em) FOUR times!!! Once in a while you can get away with bad editing, but this is SO OBVIOUS.

Later, when Kirk is fighting the Orion spy, he does this bizarre drop kick-thing. He seem to aim for the wall, nowhere near the fake Andorian. I don't know what the heck he was going for, but it just looks so stupid, I laugh every time.
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Old September 12 2013, 01:17 AM   #79
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Two scenes that always bothered me are both in "Journey To Babel"

First, before his final confrontation with Sarek, Gav is sitting against the wall having a drink, and the drink switches hands (count 'em) FOUR times!!! Once in a while you can get away with bad editing, but this is SO OBVIOUS.
Talk about a two-fisted drinker!

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Later, when Kirk is fighting the Orion spy, he does this bizarre drop kick-thing. He seem to aim for the wall, nowhere near the fake Andorian. I don't know what the heck he was going for, but it just looks so stupid, I laugh every time.
Not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place. Orions usually detach theirs and leave them against a wall.
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Old September 12 2013, 03:48 PM   #80
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Two scenes that always bothered me are both in "Journey To Babel"

First, before his final confrontation with Sarek, Gav is sitting against the wall having a drink, and the drink switches hands (count 'em) FOUR times!!! Once in a while you can get away with bad editing, but this is SO OBVIOUS.
Talk about a two-fisted drinker!

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Later, when Kirk is fighting the Orion spy, he does this bizarre drop kick-thing. He seem to aim for the wall, nowhere near the fake Andorian. I don't know what the heck he was going for, but it just looks so stupid, I laugh every time.
Not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place. Orions usually detach theirs and leave them against a wall.


Good to know.
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Old September 12 2013, 06:15 PM   #81
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Re: Embarassing moments during good episodes

And this gem from Kirk...."that's in the southern-most part of the galaxy"....or something to that effect.

I believe it is from "Let That be Your Last Battlefield".....

It always bothered me, that episode, that conveniently, a door was ajar when Spock was listening in on the attempt to win over some of the crew. Since when did those swooshing doors remain half open?

And then end of that episode....what is up with Gorshin....and the way he is jogging to the transporter room. Simply....awkward.

I love TOS though. No question....faults and all.
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Old September 12 2013, 11:58 PM   #82
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Later, when Kirk is fighting the Orion spy, he does this bizarre drop kick-thing. He seem to aim for the wall, nowhere near the fake Andorian. I don't know what the heck he was going for, but it just looks so stupid, I laugh every time.
Not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place. Orions usually detach theirs and leave them against a wall.


Good to know.
But...Kirk thought he was an Andorian at the time....
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Old September 13 2013, 02:52 AM   #83
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Not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place. Orions usually detach theirs and leave them against a wall.


Good to know.
But...Kirk thought he was an Andorian at the time....
Not everyone keeps their genitals in a different place either....
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Old September 13 2013, 05:03 AM   #84
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And this gem from Kirk...."that's in the southern-most part of the galaxy"....or something to that effect.

I believe it is from "Let That be Your Last Battlefield".....
Yes, what the hell do "north" and "south" mean when you're talking about a galaxy? Of course, the line is meant as part of the whole racial allegory thing, which is about as subtle as a charging bull elephant.
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Old September 13 2013, 08:36 AM   #85
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Ummm...there are such things as Galactic North and South.
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Old September 13 2013, 08:37 AM   #86
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Old September 13 2013, 08:39 PM   #87
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Ummm...there are such things as Galactic North and South.
Then its news to me and that's my ignorance shining through.
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Old September 14 2013, 12:02 AM   #88
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"Southernmost part of the galaxy" isn't so bad coming from the captain who'd later tell his helmsman to set a course for "thataway".
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Old September 16 2013, 02:36 AM   #89
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Yup there is a Galactic north and south...unfortunately the Coal Sack nebula, where Charon is supposed to be near, is not "south"
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Old September 16 2013, 01:02 PM   #90
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Let's please have a look at this line:

Kirk: That's in the southernmost part of the galaxy, in an uncharted quarter.

So he somehow seems to know the planet of Cheron and its location, but the region it is in is an "uncharted quarter" [of the galaxy].

Or its just a mythical planet like Eden - and Kirk is asking a trick question to figure out where Cheron might be, hoping Lokai would correct him.

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