Happy TOS Halloween!

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  1. jayrath

    jayrath Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    We had Kirk as a "ghost" in Tholian Web, Satan in TAS, a salt vampire, and even Jack the Ripper in Wolf in the Fold. But Catspaw was the only Trek salute to Halloween in any of the series, so far as I can tell.

    Short of Spock mind-melding with a Jack-o-lantern, what's your spookiest TOS or TAS episode?
     
  2. bbailey861

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    One of the scariest for me had to be the 'salt vampire' from "The Man Trap". As cheesy as it might seem now, imagine yourself back in the late '60s. As a boy, I saw this on a huge (at the time) 21 inch screen. It was our first colour TV, and believe me, the colour made everything scarier!! It was an amazing thing to see and it scared the hell out of me at the time. As much as I love HD and all the new technology and special effects, those days of television were magnificent. Yes, indeed, the 'salt vampire' was scary and certainly made a lasting impression.
     
  3. BeatleJWOL

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    The salt vampire is still creepy...
     
  4. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    i always thought Galt from "gamesters of triskelion" would be pretty scary to wake up to standing over you in the middle of the night
     
  5. Valin

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    Tribbles!
     
  6. Galileo7

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    Agree.:eek:
     
  7. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

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    I think it was the electric violin that helped sell those scenes with "Sodium Sucker", especially during the "big reveal".

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  8. erastus25

    erastus25 Commodore Commodore

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    When I was very young I found Pike's burned face terrifying! Also, I'll echo the sentiment about the salt monster.

    I found Spock's Brain terrifying as well...but for other reasons. ;-)
     
  9. teacake

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    Happy Halloween to ALL
     
  10. jayrath

    jayrath Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The burping giant space cell that smacked Spock on the back freaked me out as a kid. Then when it fried? Ewwww!

    But tonight, with my pumpkin lit and in the window, after ABC re-airs the Charlie Brown Halloween special, I'm going to rewatch "Wolf in the Fold," penned by Robert Bloch, screenwriter for "Psycho." (And also "Catspaw"!)
     
  11. teacake

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    I loved Wolf in the Fold when I was a kid, John Fiedler creeped me out big time with his high pitched voice.

    Every time I sit through yet another "alien entity is Jack the Ripper" story (Bab 5, Sanctuary..) I'm yelling at the screen WOLF IN THE FOLD DID THIS ALREADY AND IT DID IT BETTER!!

    I'm wondering if it did it first though.
     
  12. Captain Rob

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    Ahh; Korub and Silvia. Weren't they both on "Hogan's Heroes"? I wish "Hogan's Heroes" was available on Netflix.
     
  13. BoredShipCapt'n

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    The combination of TOS and Halloween inevitably makes me think of that book "Trek or Treat." Anyone remember that? The forerunner of today's caption contests.
     

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