Favorite 'Little' Moments...

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Farscape One, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

    Defiler-Of-Redshirts Commander Red Shirt

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    Did that poem come from "Alice in Wonderland" (based on Lewis Carrol's mushroom trip)? I honestly don't remember.
     
  2. Discofan

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    I think it's from "Alice Through The Looking Glass" but they changed the words.
     
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  3. FormerLurker

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    It's a combination rearrangement/rewording of the opening stanza of Jabberwocky.
     
  4. Discofan

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    Yes, it's a combination of the "Tweedledum and Tweedledee" nursery rhyme, the Jabberwocky, and a few other things.
     
  5. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    That Plato's Stepchildren scene did prove that Spock is highly skilled at the Flamenco - I assume that was the hyper dance he was doing around Kirk's head.
     
  6. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    I've heard that Nichelle Nichols ad-libbed that line on the spur of the moment when Sulu called her "fair maiden." The powers that be liked it so much they kept it.
     
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  7. ZapBrannigan

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    I thought it was supposed to be plaster dust from the ceiling. That's a building material, but a little odd for a spacecraft.
     
  8. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    Plaster/stucco/drywall is a primitive material with which to manufacture interstellar spaceships. But it doesn't explain the volcanic-looking gravel pouring out of the ceiling when the Enterprise crippled it with its final volley. I swear, lol, some of those "ceiling rocks" looked like the unusual gravel I've seen in Hawaii. Maybe Romulans insulate their ship cabins with bags of volcanic rocks, I don't know. At any rate, it looked hilarious.
     
  9. ZapBrannigan

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    Sometimes earthen materials are used for radiation shielding. Whether they'd be used in a spaceship instead of say, metal plates, is another matter.

    Or: one deck up from the Romulan control room there might be a hydroponic garden that got smashed, and material started falling through the damaged compartment.
     
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  10. Phaser Two

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    If Ms. Nichols is the source of that rumor, then, well . . . er . . . .
     
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  12. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    That's the best explanation I've heard so far about all that dirt and rock pouring out of the ship's ceiling. Kudos.
     
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  13. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    It's on IMDB.
     
  14. XCV330

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    Spock's kind of sheepish smile at Uhura when he's trying to play lyre and she starts to sing Beware You Female Astronauts
     
  15. ZapBrannigan

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    Early installment weirdness. The Vulcan character wasn't 100 percent nailed down yet, and on top of that, Nimoy didn't want to appear unkind to a woman singing and putting herself out there, let alone a minority woman.

    But early, fluctuating Spock is still better than TMP Spock, who goes from one wild extreme to the other.
     
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    In retrospect its perfect. Everything returns to where it started.
     
  17. Delta Vega

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    A modern classic of television musical theatre
     
  18. Defiler-Of-Redshirts

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    I always liked a lot of the red shirt deaths, not only because they were often creative, but because in many cases they were stupid enough they deserved to die, per natural selection. Like when the redshirt idiots thought they could control Nomad with their phasers - a machine who just wiped out a couple of billion people - and of course Nomad instantly vaporized them without a second thought. Or in "Friday's Child" when that young, dumb redshirt flipped-out and got violent over the sight of a Klingon, for which he deserved a blade-like thing embedded in his chest. These redshirt characters were the deliberately stupidest in the series and in many cases, I felt no sympathy for their idiotic deaths. These were Darwin-Award-winners who improved the gene pool by ridding themselves from it.
     
  19. ZapBrannigan

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    Apparently, nobody briefed Nomad's guards. They were put in a situation that was as imbalanced as giving a toddler the leash to a tiger, and not told what they needed to know. That's on Kirk. Due to a gap in the script's intelligence, Kirk threw four guards away with less thought then he gives to sacrificing a chess piece.
     
  20. XCV330

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    screen name checks out
     
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