Is Dave Bailey still waiting to get picked up ?

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  1. mb22

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  2. Greg Cox

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    Somehow "Star Trek: The Wrath of Bailey" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
     
  3. ToddPence

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    Anyone else think Tony Call bears a strong facial resemblance to Russell Johnson of "Gilligan's Island" fame?
     
  4. Captain Rob

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    You know. When I first saw the episode as a kid in the early 70's. I thought they we the same guy.
     
  5. Doug Otte

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    Yeah, I always thought they looked very similar.

    Of course, the Professor was much more mellow than Bailey.

    Doug
     
  6. xortex

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    Not in that Twilight Zone episode. He was kind of manicky in that one.
    Maybe they were the same person.
     
  7. Knight Templar

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    I always figured that Bailey was climbing the walls to come home after finding out that Balok was the most boring little man who ever lived.

    I mean come on. Apparently Balok spent no small amount of time conversing with "Mr. Hyde" (the mannequin).
     
  8. scotpens

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    Well, Balok was all alone, piloting that gargantuan spaceship all by himself. If loneliness can drive a man to have conversations with a volleyball . . .
     
  9. Redfern

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    I suspect Bailey would have "lost it" being constantly subjected to Balok's boistrous laughter. I know it got on my nerves by the end of that scene.

    Imagine, 6 months later (or however long you think works better) the Enterprise returns to First Federation space to meet with Balok and retrieve Bailey. They find the greater structure devoid of power, the domes no longer illuminated. On the far side, they discover a small energy signature, the "pilot" vessel running on minimal reserves. They beam aboard and see the place a shambles. The air is stale and where the infamous puppet once rested, the desicated head of the real Balok sits upon the doll's shoulders. Morbidly enthralled by the site, they jump upon hearing a feeble imitation of Balok's annoying laugh. Upon the loounging dais, they discover the body of Balok, equally mummified by the sterile atmosphere, the head of the puppet positioned upon the bloody stump of a neck. Again, the laughter. They realize it's not coming from the lifeless body, but from a form, hidden within the shadows, huddled and rocking back and forth by the "bed". It's Bailey with a haphazardly shaven scalp, wearing, or rather trying to wear the headband Balok once sported.

    "He still laughs you know. We used to laugh together, but after a while I realized Balok laughed at me, not with me. And he wouldn't stop. Everything I said, everything I did, made him laugh Day in, day out, that mocking laughter! I thought...I thought if he was a bit more like his friend, he might stop. He did...for a while. But the laughter eventually returned. And you know what? I'm glad! I realized I missed it. Why don't you laugh with me , Captain. Come on. Let's have a good laugh. Don't you feel like laughing?"

    Okay, that scene might have gotten a little...out there.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  10. xortex

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    Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Did he have a tattoo and become drunk with power?
     
  11. CaptainMatt

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    Poor Bailey.....off to serve the First Federation not realising he was the one being served. Kirk has a lot to answer for.



    STAR TREK: The Search for Bailey.....
     
  12. Captain Rob

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    After contacting his homeport. Balok tells Bailey there's going to be a welcome home feast. "They are going to serve a Ferengi delicacy: 'Hew-mon'". Bailey asks "Who are the Ferengi and what is 'Hew-mon'?" Balok: "Interesting question. Would you like something to eat?"
     
  13. scotpens

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    BAILEY (Frantically trying to contact Enterprise on his communicator):
    It’s a COOK BOOK!
     
  14. CaptainMatt

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    Imagine the jokes we can think up on this one episode alone.
     
  15. xortex

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    A delicacy. I see. We think very much alike, Captain, you and I.

    Everything is played with before it is eaten.