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Old January 14 2010, 10:34 PM   #31
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A mixed bunch of opinions here. I remember disliking it and was not looking forward to the rewatch. Having just rewatched it, I enjoyed it.

The "farting flying omelettes" don't even look that cheesy when you keep in mind it was fimed in 1967. Nice to see a rare non-humanoid life-form in the Trek universe.

The location sets were good and don't look overly dated.

As already mentioned the Vulcan "inner-eyelid" was a bit of a sigh moment. Might have been nice if they carried Spock's blindness over. As this was a season final้ it could have been solved in the premiere of the second season. Oh no, that's just reminded me my next watch is Catspaw.
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Old January 14 2010, 10:44 PM   #32
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I watched Operation: Annihilate yesterday and I still enjoy it (except for the final wrap-up, where once again, the bridge crew all get a chuckle).

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Oh no, that's just reminded me my next watch is Catspaw.
Wait until October 31 to watch it. There's no doubt this "tongue-in-cheek" episode is Star Trek's Halloween entry (the original airdate was October 27, 1967).
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Old January 14 2010, 10:50 PM   #33
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I know that, but it would kind of interfere with my rewatching them in order from the beginning to end.

I'm trying to race through the first couple of seasons because I've seen most of these. Season 3 TOS is the only virgin Trek territory I have left in any series. Will be kind of sad when I've popped that cherry. Something I will never get back
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Old January 14 2010, 10:55 PM   #34
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I watched Operation: Annihilate yesterday and I still enjoy it (except for the final wrap-up, where once again, the bridge crew all get a chuckle).

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Oh no, that's just reminded me my next watch is Catspaw.
Wait until October 31 to watch it. There's no doubt this "tongue-in-cheek" episode is Star Trek's Halloween entry (the original airdate was October 27, 1967).
Whatever the problems with Operation: Annihilate, I'd rather watch the Perilous Pancakes of Pain again than have to sit through Catspaw.
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Old January 14 2010, 11:33 PM   #35
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It's interesting to see the TRW employees watching the filming from the walkway overhead. I wonder if it was hard to keep them quiet during takes?
There was so much ambient noise during the location shooting that all the actors had to dub their lines back in anyway ("looping"), so if a spectator had sneezed or coughed in the middle of a take, it wouldn't have made any difference.
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Great pics. I have always thought it looked like a "modern" community college, myself. And the dudes in white, short-sleeve dress shirts -- I can almost see the slide rules and pocket protectors from here. (No offense -- thanks for the space program, people!)
A lot of fans thought the location was a college campus. Here's a link to a screencap of a well-composed shot, with the walkway in the foreground blocking out the TRW logo on the tall white building.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewfeinberg/2290231332/
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Old January 14 2010, 11:38 PM   #36
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My kids and I used to call the creatures "booger bats" by the way.
Booger bats!
That's funny. Someone should compile a list of all the descriptive terms for those airborne giant-neuron parasite critters. "Flying fake vomit" would probably be at the top.

To me, they look like eggs over easy made by a drunken cook.
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Old January 15 2010, 05:25 AM   #37
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can you link the picture of the employees watching the filming. I couldnt find any on their homepage.
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Old October 1 2010, 11:03 PM   #38
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NG just did a big article in their company newsletter with some great pics I've never seen before

http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/me...ugust_2010.pdf
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Old October 2 2010, 02:33 PM   #39
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For the most part, I really like it! The Mid-Century Modern college(?) is, too use a term of the period, "Far Out." It's an intense episode. I just think they shouldn't have brought Kirk's family into it. "Sam"? Ugh. The drama with Spock was more than enough what with his going blind. And I liked that curvy junior officer? I forget her name...Yeoman Zahra!

Now if I could only stay awake during "The Immunity Syndrome"!
Regarding Immunity Syndrome, I kind of liked the fact that we are kept in the dark for the better part of the episode as to who or what the "bad guy" will be in this episode. Here is a link to a clever play on that episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ir6Orvd1s
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Old October 2 2010, 07:35 PM   #40
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For the most part, I really like it! The Mid-Century Modern college(?) is, too use a term of the period, "Far Out." It's an intense episode. I just think they shouldn't have brought Kirk's family into it. "Sam"? Ugh. The drama with Spock was more than enough what with his going blind. And I liked that curvy junior officer? I forget her name...Yeoman Zahra!

Now if I could only stay awake during "The Immunity Syndrome"!
Regarding Immunity Syndrome, I kind of liked the fact that we are kept in the dark for the better part of the episode as to who or what the "bad guy" will be in this episode. Here is a link to a clever play on that episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2ir6Orvd1s
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Old October 5 2010, 07:03 PM   #41
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NG just did a big article in their company newsletter with some great pics I've never seen before

http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/me...ugust_2010.pdf
Thanks for the link. That's an interesting article, and fun pictures. I did notice a typo in the article, where they stated that Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, Doohan, Nichols, and Takei were all on location at the park. Obviously, Kelley, Nichols and Takei did not appear in any location shots for this episode. However, we see Kelley in costume in the pictures. Why was he there?

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Old October 6 2010, 12:23 AM   #42
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NG just did a big article in their company newsletter with some great pics I've never seen before

http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/me...ugust_2010.pdf
Thanks for the link. That's an interesting article, and fun pictures. I did notice a typo in the article, where they stated that Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, Doohan, Nichols, and Takei were all on location at the park. Obviously, Kelley, Nichols and Takei did not appear in any location shots for this episode. However, we see Kelley in costume in the pictures. Why was he there?

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Old October 6 2010, 03:10 AM   #43
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I've always referred to this episode as "Attack of the Flying Electric Pancakes".
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Old October 6 2010, 08:15 PM   #44
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Stompy wrote: View Post
NG just did a big article in their company newsletter with some great pics I've never seen before

http://www.as.northropgrumman.com/me...ugust_2010.pdf
Thanks for the link. That's an interesting article, and fun pictures. I did notice a typo in the article, where they stated that Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, Doohan, Nichols, and Takei were all on location at the park. Obviously, Kelley, Nichols and Takei did not appear in any location shots for this episode. However, we see Kelley in costume in the pictures. Why was he there?

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Oops! I just knew I must have forgotten Kelley. I'm still correct that Nichols and Takei didn't appear on the planet, right?

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Old October 7 2010, 04:27 PM   #45
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