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STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« on: March 29, 2011, 08:58:54 PM »
Let's get a Star Trek discussion going! Please bring any area of interest you have to the table! Books, movies, TV series, toys, models, collectibles or whatever! This is inspired by our fellow member Therin of Andor....who boldly goes blue!  Let me begin......I never grow tired of the original series. I cannot decide which character I like best, Spock or Kirk. They were both great! I have only a handful of Star Trek collectible toys, and they are, for the most part, from the original years 1966-69. That helps keep my collecting down, as the rush to merchandise Star Trek seems to have come later. There is a small antique mall not far from me that has row after row of Trek paperback novels. If anyone has a suggestion of a truly extraordinary volume in the series I would be thankful. Haven't read one yet, and overwhelmed by how many there are!
   
         Here's a 1968 Star Trek carded binocular set. Cheesy toy, but the packaging is so very cool.

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 09:16:00 PM »
All I've got at present is my little pewter Enterprise.



And the collector plate from my favorite episode, "City On The Edge Of Forever" with the lovely Joan Collins
 
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 09:22:55 PM »
That's one of my favorites too, Scatter!     Buddy

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 09:35:25 PM »
I have never been a big TNG fan, but I'm familiar with the cast of characters and I will watch it if it's on. But the original series brings me back to a time and place that I treasure!  Oh Yeah!!  A time of drinking chocolate milk (not that lowfat swill) and watching the best show on tv with full attention and a sense of fascination I will never forget. I only have a few modern collectibles, but last year I made a home made Tribble for my grandson. It was pretty easy  :)   I love the whole Christopher Pike saga episodes. I will always remember how shocking it was the first time I saw his face and the horror of his story. It was such a big traumatic deal back when I was 7 or 8 years old. I never thought I would see anything that horrible on tv ever again.  The aliens on Star Trek are still the best on television! So much variety and personality were brought to our old black and white tv set!

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 09:41:49 PM »
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Christopher Pike saga episodes. I will always remember how shocking it was the first time I saw his face and the horror of his story

Yea, that affected me too! From such a handsome officer to that twisted figure was terrifying to a kid! He made a good Jesus in King of Kings though!     Buddy

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 09:46:13 PM »
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my favorite episode, "City On The Edge Of Forever"

As a kid, I realized what a cool plot twist they had going with that episode...Kirk finding out that to save Joan's character from a fate he could spare her from would change the future. Something he couldn't do no matter how much he was tempted to.......

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 10:16:32 PM »
As a kid, I realized what a cool plot twist they had going with that episode...Kirk finding out that to save Joan's character from a fate he could spare her from would change the future. Something he couldn't do no matter how much he was tempted to.......

Definitely glad they did not go with Ellison's original story, where Kirk was willing to sacrifice the future to save Edith Keeler. It is more fitting with the captain we know that he would make the hard choice to lose his love to save the universe.

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 10:35:15 PM »
He made a good Jesus in King of Kings though!     Buddy

And if you look carefully in certain scenes when he's going down the street, he's wearing docksiders instead of bare feet.

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In ST:TOS, I liked the episode "The Devil in the Dark" with the Horta.  It redefined what intelligent life could be.  I'll have to throw some pics up when I get a chance of my ceiling with the string of Hallmark starships.

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 10:56:33 PM »
Oh lord- monsterphile- I have to see your starships!!  Did you get the Christopher Pike ornament from Hallmark that beeps? I was so disturbed when someone gave it to me, because it brought back those feelings of the horror of that storyline. But later on I started appreciating the details and realized that it was a pretty awesome little collectible! Dark Shadows was probably the only other show I was so emotionally involved in besides Star Trek.  Thankfully I married another original Star Trek fan, so he understands my feelings about it and doesn't make fun. We always watch episodes on the computer or iphone when we are on a plane together. We used to carry those red, blue and yellow cases the dvds are in, but now we just download them which is so much more convenient than lugging those cases around. The storylines are just fantastic - I could watch them all over and over and notice something new every time.

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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 01:50:48 AM »
   
My favorite episode was "Mirror, Mirror" with the parallel universe.  I loved seeing how different the crew were from the crew I knew, especially seeing Spock with a beard.  It always reminded me of the Lost In Space episode "The Anti-matter Man".  This ST episode opened my little mind to concepts that hooked me on Sci- Fi forever.
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 02:12:49 AM »
my two fave episodes are  "The Savage Curtain" and "Arena"

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 05:56:57 AM »
my two fave episodes are  "The Savage Curtain" and "Arena"

Aaaaa, "Arena"!  Brings about sadness because it reminds me of my Mego Gorn figure that I had that went away when my mom & dad had us sell our toys at a yard sale back in the late 70s.

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 06:27:00 AM »
 "Mirror, Mirror" is also a favorite, also "Day of the Dove", a great Klingon episode.

I had most of the models, posters & books as a kid. I did salvage a few paperbacks (including the first one), & I have two Johnny Lightning "Legends of Star Trek" ships w/my small collection of monster toys.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 02:33:35 PM »
Despite my love for the original show I started to get into Next Generation too. I'm bad at episode titles, but one that I felt was excellent had the Enterprise investigate a peaceful planet that had been savagely attacked by a hostile alien race. Enterprise detected only 2 life forms left, both older residents. Though harmless looking the one survivor was an extremely powerful being. Once revealed, he pronounces to Picard that he had been pushed by grief to kill all the invaders with a thought. Picard acknowledged that he had done only what he must.......the sole resident then confesses that he didn't just wipe-out the invading force, but that entire aggressive species everywhere. Enterprise leaves with Picard stating that the Federation would be best by just leaving that fella alone......so cool!.....Buddy

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 03:03:04 PM »
When they filmed Halloween, it was off season, and they needed a Halloween mask.  The one they chose was a Captain Kirk Mask. Considering that they painted a Captain Kirk mask white, for  Michael Myers * to wear, you might say William Shatner is the face of Modern Horror.

*Originally said Jason. Post corrected to fix really stupid and glarring error.
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