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Old June 1 2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

Please explain!

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Old June 1 2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

Take your pick ...

1. Trelane was a collector of rare oddities – like a stuffed specimen of the extinct M-113 creature.

2. It's a television show where the producers liked to reuse props and costumes.
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Old June 1 2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

In the first draft of the script, Trelane mentions that he experimented with it, sexually, for a time.

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Old June 1 2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

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In the first draft of the script, Trelane mentions that he experimented with it, sexually, for a time.

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Oh, so Trelane "stuffed" it, huh?
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Old June 1 2009, 06:09 PM   #5
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

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Take your pick ...

1. Trelane was a collector of rare oddities – like a stuffed specimen of the extinct M-113 creature.

2. It's a television show where the producers liked to reuse props and costumes.
If I were a bettin' man I would choose 2.
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Old June 1 2009, 06:29 PM   #6
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

Here's my "in universe" guess, this was one of Trelane's previous "pets", and it was probably the only other M113 creature (besides the one we saw in "The Man Trap" ) and of the opposite gender, thereby dooming the species to extinction?
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Old June 2 2009, 12:51 AM   #7
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

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In the first draft of the script, Trelane mentions that he experimented with it, sexually, for a time.

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Old June 2 2009, 12:58 AM   #8
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

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In the first draft of the script, Trelane mentions that he experimented with it, sexually, for a time.

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Don't mind Joe. He's harmless so long as you avoid wearing open-toed shoes and jodphurs too close to his enclosure.

And talkin' 'bout sex: I always figured the Peppa Monster and the DJ Spinderella Monster were in other alcoves.
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Old June 2 2009, 11:16 AM   #9
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

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In the first draft of the script, Trelane mentions that he experimented with it, sexually, for a time.

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Thank you Joe. This warms the canons of my heart.
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Old June 2 2009, 12:21 PM   #10
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Re: Why is there a Salt Monster in The Squire of Gothos?

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TMI!!!

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Old June 10 2009, 12:32 PM   #11
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Please explain!

I wondered about that too!
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