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Old April 1 2009, 06:40 AM   #106
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

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Maybe I'm violating some etiquette guideline here by resurrecting this thread, but I was home sick yesterday, and I saw some episodes of The Outer Limits, including a pretty good one ("The Inheritors") featuring Steve Ihnat. He gave a very quiet and understated performance, too.
Thanks for mentioning that--I'll have to keep that episode in mind. Are there any websites out there streaming The Outer Limits episodes?
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Old April 1 2009, 02:18 PM   #107
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^ I saw these episodes on SciFi - yeah, it kind of surprised me, too.

As for streaming, I did a quick google, but all I found were episodes of the remake show. I didn't have time to look very deeply, though, so that doesn't mean there isn't anything out there.
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Old April 1 2009, 06:46 PM   #108
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Maybe I'm violating some etiquette guideline here by resurrecting this thread, but I was home sick yesterday, and I saw some episodes of The Outer Limits, including a pretty good one ("The Inheritors") featuring Steve Ihnat. He gave a very quiet and understated performance, too.
There's nothing wrong in resurrecting a thread, but FYI this was already mentioned in post #9.

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Old April 1 2009, 07:44 PM   #109
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Glad you liked it Too Much Fun! Next time you watch it, look carefully at Kirk's hands when he struggles with Marta; her green paint comes off on him...
It does add another layer of depth to her character if we accept that said character was actually wearing green makeup, in order to look like an Orion slave girl...

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Old April 1 2009, 07:46 PM   #110
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There's nothing wrong in resurrecting a thread, but FYI this was already mentioned in post #9.
Oh, well. It deserves a second notice, IMO. I hadn't noticed it anyway.
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Old April 3 2009, 09:49 PM   #111
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There's nothing wrong in resurrecting a thread, but FYI this was already mentioned in post #9.
Oh, well. It deserves a second notice, IMO. I hadn't noticed it anyway.
We are approaching Easter after all so I feel this resurrection is completely appropriate! LOL
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Old April 4 2009, 10:35 PM   #112
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Ihnat was a marvelous actor. If you get a chance, find an episode of the original "Outer Limits," entitled The Inheritors. Ihnat at his low-key, underplayed best.

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I'm not sure where I found the following quote, but it's a great piece on the late, great Mr. Ihnat:

"...it is amazing to observe how thoroughly Ihnat dominates the proceedings; just as "Space Seed" was Ricardo Montalban's episode, "Whom Gods Destroy" is Ihnat's episode—and it is a tribute to both men's talents that I can recall no other Star Trek episodes in which star performers William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were so forcefully shoved to the sidelines. [amen!--Steve67]

However, his most memorable performance came in a two-part episode of The Outer Limits, "The Inheritors," where he again outshone a capable competitor—a young Robert Duvall—in portraying a soldier, turned into a genius by an alien implant, who conspires to kidnap some handicapped children and take them to the aliens' planet where, we are finally told, they will be cured to live happy lives. Persuasively sympathetic in an apparently villainous role, Ihnat made a slow-moving story strangely involving. He was also impressive in two episodes of Mission: Impossible, a program ideally suited to his subdued air of authority, and although he was given little to do as a NASA general in the film Countdown, he did it very well."
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Old April 5 2009, 07:28 AM   #113
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I'm not sure where I found the following quote, but it's a great piece on the late, great Mr. Ihnat:
Here, perhaps?
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Old April 5 2009, 02:30 PM   #114
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I'm not sure where I found the following quote, but it's a great piece on the late, great Mr. Ihnat:
Here, perhaps?
That's the one! Thank you.

With the release of so many 1960s TV shows on DVD, Ihnat is once again available to fans, especially since so many programs no longer are syndicated. Encore Westerns channel recently aired Ihnat's lone directorial effort, The Honkers (1972) which starred James Coburn. And of course, I don't presently have that channel on my cable...
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Old April 21 2009, 08:00 AM   #115
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Re: Anyone Else Love "Whom Gods Destroy"?

There's been quite a lot of talk about this episode in this forum lately so I popped it in and watched it last night. I'm not sure if I would say it was great (That goes to episodes, from this season, like Day of the Dove, Spectre of the Gun, and Tholian Web) but it was pretty good. Liked the guy who played Garth, and Marta was pretty hot for an Orion slave girl. Still can't believe they blew her up though. They seemed to be doing a lot of risky stuff during the third season.
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Old April 21 2009, 07:50 PM   #116
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There's been quite a lot of talk about this episode in this forum lately so I popped it in and watched it last night. I'm not sure if I would say it was great (That goes to episodes, from this season, like Day of the Dove, Spectre of the Gun, and Tholian Web) but it was pretty good. Liked the guy who played Garth, and Marta was pretty hot for an Orion slave girl. Still can't believe they blew her up though. They seemed to be doing a lot of risky stuff during the third season.
I do the same thing...watch an ep that's everyone is talking about and then I watch it with yet another new fresh perspective....

Amazing how this show never gets old huh? Oh and I don't think I've mentioned yet today how much I love TOS...so there now it's done.
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Old April 21 2009, 09:37 PM   #117
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I'm pleased that this thread has managed to come back so many times and any interest in the episode stemming from it is even better.

I hope that even though some of you might not like the episode per se, you'll give it another chance, if only to see a great actor like Steve Ihnat in an all-too-brief career owning every second he's onscreen. Do check out the previously posted excerpt from the Mission: Impossible episode "The Mind of Stefan Miklos" earlier in this now-massive thread for a completely different characterization by Ihnat.
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Old April 24 2009, 11:30 PM   #118
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Thought I'd give Garth a little more air time. He's filling in for Kirk, who's on leave.

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Old April 25 2009, 06:40 PM   #119
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Old April 25 2009, 11:19 PM   #120
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There's one thing about this episode that has driven me nuts for ages. What the hell did Kirk mean by his last words in the show? And Spock gets all introspective. I've no idea what that line means! If anyone could explain it too me...
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