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Old April 26 2009, 01:43 AM   #121
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I rather liked the episode, Yvonne was absolutely great as Marta, wonderfully nuts Beauty aside she was quite the little serial killer from what her background tells us. It added to the creepiness of the episode and despite Garth seeming over the top, he too is great as a great man who stumbled into maddness.

I love how lost and gentle he appears as the drug begins to repair the damage to his mind at the very end, we get a glimpse of what was once a very dignified and proper officer at the very end.

My favorite though was the security codeword that Kirk gave to Scotty that had to be asked prior to any beam up. Ships first as always with Kirk

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Old April 28 2009, 10:20 PM   #122
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whom gods destroy is a great episode one of my favorites
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Old September 9 2009, 02:45 PM   #123
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Here's a site discussing Steve Ihnat's Sci-Fi work, including Whom Gods Destroy.
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Old September 10 2009, 12:30 AM   #124
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Steve Ihnat is buried right next to Marilyn Monroe in Westwood Cemetery. Some final resting place.
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Old September 10 2009, 02:32 AM   #125
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Here's a site discussing Steve Ihnat's Sci-Fi work, including Whom Gods Destroy.
Heh, I haven't seen it since the series was on the air, but I still remember that episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the sound they had for the killer plankton.
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Old September 10 2009, 02:48 AM   #126
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I don't know that I "love" it, but I definately liked it alot.
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Old September 10 2009, 11:43 AM   #127
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Steve Ihnat is buried right next to Marilyn Monroe in Westwood Cemetery. Some final resting place.
Yeah, but a heartbeat too late to matter.

I've become quite the Ihnat fan, and there's even a website devoted to him, called Brief Candle. After seeing him as "Lord Garth", I was always pleasantly surprised that he was a near-constant presence on episodic television. Many times I wouldn't even know it was him until the credits rolled!
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Old May 12 2011, 01:24 PM   #128
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I love how lost and gentle he appears as the drug begins to repair the damage to his mind at the very end, we get a glimpse of what was once a very dignified and proper officer at the very end.
That's something my wife noticed when we watched the episode. It's as if all of Lord Garth's ranting and raving served to make his last moment onscreen all the more interesting, and an obvious contrast to the previous 45 minutes when he's totally nuts.
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Old May 13 2011, 06:46 AM   #129
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He would have been great as a serving captain of a starship on Star Trek. I wish he'd had a chance to return after rehabilitation in season 4...



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Old May 15 2011, 01:24 AM   #130
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And let's not forget Yvonne Craig and how her breasts, belly and buttocks filled that dress...
How could you not mention her legs? Those were the best part of her!

I’ve always thought WGD was a silly but entertaining episode. The whole concept of Garth being taught the “techniques of cellular metamorphosis” to repair his injuries and then using his acquired skill to assume any form at will -- WTF?? Apparently he can instantly shapeshift himself into a duplicate of anyone he sees, including their clothing. Is the clothing part of his body?

And killing off Marta? Garth must have indeed been quite mad. What a waste of a sexy babe.

BTW, Garth’s long coat is the same one worn by Anton Karidian in “The Conscience of the King.” But Garth wears it with one arm in the sleeve and the other side draped over his shoulder, giving a subtly off-kilter appearance to suggest an off-kilter mind. His shirt is the one worn by Commissioner Ferris in “The Galileo Seven,” with some decorations and doodads added. And Garth’s boots don’t match — one is gold and the other silver!

Oh, and how many times has this thread been resurrected from the dead? Maybe we should call it the Lazarus thread.
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Old May 15 2011, 03:25 PM   #131
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Oh, and how many times has this thread been resurrected from the dead? Maybe we should call it the Lazarus thread.
It's fared better than my Spectre of the Gun thread, an episode that people go out of their way not to discuss.
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Old May 15 2011, 03:36 PM   #132
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Gary7, this is truly awesome.

Also, I love your present avatar, "Once Up, Doc?"
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Old May 18 2011, 12:22 PM   #133
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Heh, I haven't seen it since the series was on the air, but I still remember that episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the sound they had for the killer plankton.
I think that Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (and to a lesser degree, Lost in Space) must hold some kind of record for being "more sixties" than even TOS! I'd like to give Voyage a look through adult eyes.

BTW, two more impressive Steve Ihnat performances are in The Virginian. He plays two vastly different roles in the episodes Jed and Last Grave at Socorro Creek. The latter in particular is quite impressive; here's a clip.
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Old May 18 2011, 03:06 PM   #134
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Gary7, this is truly awesome.

Also, I love your present avatar, "Once Up, Doc?"
Thanks, CC.

Entertaining link, Steve. I wasn't going to bother tracking down Virginian episodes, so it's nice knowing at least parts of them are conveniently there on YouTube.

Ihnat must've had quite a rough time wearing those awful thick glasses (they sure look authentic). When the rider first pulls up, in profile it looks a little like he has a modern day "Shatner" posture on the horse.
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Old May 19 2011, 03:32 AM   #135
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Heh, I haven't seen it since the series was on the air, but I still remember that episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and the sound they had for the killer plankton.
I think that Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (and to a lesser degree, Lost in Space) must hold some kind of record for being "more sixties" than even TOS! I'd like to give Voyage a look through adult eyes.
As it happens, I recieved the entire series on DVD for a birthday gift last month. I've been watching ever since and forgot how much I enjoyed it.

I defiantely recomend it.
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