Hey, I never noticed that before....

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  1. JonnyQuest037

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    Or to Person of Interest. ;)
     
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    I don't want to argue that it wasn't Hell but for some reason my thought was always an oven, almost like Hansel and Gretel, the witch was going to roast him. I don't know, just felt like saying that.
     
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    FWIW, the set was identified as "Hell-Fire" in the production reports, and was built on Desilu Culver Stage 16 .
     
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    Hansel and Gretel? I like that!

    Who knows what fable Pike heard as a child (but thanks to Maurice for the authorial-intent information); perhaps my take was informed by the Our Lady of Fatima comic we had to read in elementary school. It certainly put the “graphic” in “graphic novel”, if you know what I mean.
     
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    I always thought it was capital-H-e-double-hockey-sticks, Hell.

    But it's worth pointing out that the term "fable" that the Keeper calls the source of the illusion is (and especially was in the 1960s) semantically incorrect. A fable is a parable that uses anthropomorphized animals or other non-humans, such as "The Tortoise and the Hare" or Animal Farm. More correct would have been to refer to the source of Hell as a "myth" or "parable."

    That's not the only fairly commonly-occurring terminology blunder in the dialog. The Keeper also refers to Talosian "zoological gardens" as the source of plant life intended to reclaim the surface of Talos IV. Well, zoological gardens, aka zoos, are where animals are put on exhibit. Yeah, there are generally plants in zoos too, but more correct would have been to say "terraria," "greenhouses," or simply "gardens," etc.

    They're both errors of attempts to sound smarter backfiring spectacularly. While typing this out, I also just noticed that both errors involve animals and one of them involves menageries and cages, which is most "ironic" (doncha think?).
     
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    Delta rays will do that to you.
     
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    I think it was this thread that taught me his sleeves are melting in hell. Gruesome.
     
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    I thought that for a long time, too, but I think his hands and forearms were in a brimstone pit. So his sleeves were soaked in sulphuric acid.

    You know what? That’s not any better. Never mind. I’m going to hide behind the sofa now.
     
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    Not sure what one is. Sulfur in water?
     
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    We wouldn't know it, but in addition to burning pain, it smelled really bad, too. We tend to forget the sense of smell in the alien environments. I'm glad Kirk has a keen sense of smell in Obsession.
     
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    We're in the growing season in this hemisphere of the planet . . . .
     
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    Even as a teenager I found Pike's look very uncomfortable I must say! Nowadays I'm fine with it and happy to own the episodes on DVD! I remember my Father asking me years ago if that was really Jeffrey Hunter under the make-up and me not being able to confirm or deny it! :shrug::lol:
    JB
     
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    Especially if you're on a J-class training and a baffle plate ruptures and you are rescuing a few trainees trapped on board! :techman:
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    Was it acid or just liquefied concentrated EEEEEvilllllll!

    What ever you do, do NOT put it in the microwave.
     
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    "Does it make a good mix with Scotch?" :beer:
     
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    "It should!" :bolian:
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  19. Henoch

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    ...that the 5 set of pipes in the pipe cathedral in TOS got upgrade with a 6th set of pipes in TAS.
     
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    No way. Photo, please.