Author Topic: STAR TREK..To Boldly Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!  (Read 7365 times)

Moonshadow

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 2327
    • Bronze Age Babies
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2011, 11:01:03 PM »
I always loved "The Corbomite Maneuver", not just because it was tightly written and acted in a suspensful little story, but the phoney head of Balock scared the c*** out of me the first time I saw it! I remember having to dodge the final credits as they always used a shot of the Balock head for the final slide (a Desilu Production!)

I recently found out the child who played the "real" Balock was played by Clint Howard, brother of Ron Howard. Guess he was always a bald little kid!  ;D

I was terrified of seeing Balok in those closing credits too! I'd cover my eyes and ask my big brother if Balok was gone yet. He'd always say yes -and he always lied to me!

Mego73

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 350
    • Http://www.reboxyourmego.com
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2011, 12:20:10 AM »
Yeah, balok was pretty scary when his picture popped up in then closing credits. I got used to it though.

Oh I just remember something. When Star Trek first was shown by the local station I watched, the station had commercials for the Star Trek 1976 calender. You could actually send money to the station and they would send it to you.

I bugged mom for it and she was like "nobody pays for calendars!". In her mind, calenders were something you got for free from your church or the mechanic. But she came around and we sent off for the 1976 Star Trek calendar.

But I couldn't convince her to get whatever it cost to get the Star Trek blueprints but I did get the Technical manual.
 
Retro-maniac at large

Monolith

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 2676
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2011, 01:40:18 AM »
I think I've seen every episode of the original series as well as the Next Generation. I have a bunch of the Mego Star Trek figures. Went to a handfull of Trek conventions-saw Patrick Stewart, who didn't do too many con's I don't think. He was very entertaining though and spoke to the audience for about two hours and took questions, too. Saw Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn and Rene Auberjonois. And saw fan favorite James Doohan, he loved the fans and entertained us with impersonations of Scotty speaking with different accents. He was the best.

Sean

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 9436
  • The Godfather of Gore
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2011, 12:16:14 PM »
As I got older, I grew to appreciate what a sleeze James T. Kirk was.  He was an ambassador to the universe for Earth------and he was humping every female lifeform out there... even if it compromised the welfare of the female lifeform.  And he deployed the age-old diplomacy tactic of 'punching you in the face' if you were a male lifeform.

That's basically all he was doing.  Punching or humping.  And he carried out his protocol immediately after the gender determination was complete.

Great show----the original series.  I had no use for any of the other stuff.

Sean

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 9436
  • The Godfather of Gore
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2011, 12:18:48 PM »
The tree house was first used for Action Jackson. It was redecorated for Action Jackson's girl counterpart Dinah Mite. It was redecorated again and used for Planet Of The Apes.

You likely had the Ape version as the AJ and Dinah Mite were not as widely produced.

If you think Zira and Uhura were wild, wait until you meet Dinah Mite.

I must see this Dinah Mite, then. >:D

The Action Jacksons made perfect 'human astronauts' for the Planet of the Apes playtime.

RedKing

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 3525
  • Prehistoric Mastadon of Destruction!
    • Deviant Art account
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2011, 12:59:44 PM »
Next to Doctor Who, Star Trek  the original series is my all time favorite TV show. I love TNG and Enterprise was pretty good too, but I was kind of bleh on DS9 and Voyager. I just got all 3 seasons of the original series. Season 1 is the remastered version which was ok, but I prefer the original versions, which is what i got for seasons 2 and 3 (they are also alot cheaper than the remastered versions of the seasons). I also got the animated series for my B-day a couple years ago. I used to have tons of the paperback novels but sold them years ago stupidly. I recently picked up a box of 20 books for 13 bucks a few weeks ago though. One of my favorite books was Doctor's Orders where Kirk is going on what is supposed to be a routine away mission and leaves Dr McCoy in charge as a gag because Bones is complaining. Something happens and McCoy is stuck in charge and without the Captsin to countermand the order, he can't reliquish command. William Shatner himself also wrote a series of great novels set after the ST Generations movie with Borg nanites bringing Kirk back to life and chronicalling Kirk's adventures in the TNG era and featuring characters from all of the series. The books really are well written and tie in with many episodes of all the series and tie things together such as V'ger from the first movie having been repaired by the Borg and explaining the Klingon change from the swarthy humanoids of the original series to the versions with the bony plates on their heads from the movie era forward as having used the genetics devised by the humans like Khan to improve their race. My favorite episodes are Arena (the Gorn is my all time favorite alien from ST), Mirror,Mirror, and Balance of Terror. I have several kits and am currently working on the original series Enterprise as well as several figures-I just got a set of 12 1991 4 inch tall hamilton figures of the crew and several aliens.
Crazy am I? We'll see if I'm crazy or not!

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 17884
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2011, 01:52:37 PM »
...such as V'ger from the first movie having been repaired by the Borg and explaining the Klingon change from the swarthy humanoids of the original series to the versions with the bony plates on their heads from the movie era forward as having used the genetics devised by the humans like Khan to improve their race.

That wasn't the initial explanation, was it?

 ???
Collecting! It's what I do!

Mego73

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 350
    • Http://www.reboxyourmego.com
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2011, 02:10:31 PM »
I must see this Dinah Mite, then. >:D

The Action Jacksons made perfect 'human astronauts' for the Planet of the Apes playtime.


Dinah Mite

http://www.megomuseum.com/dinahmite/index.html
Retro-maniac at large

bigbud

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 3527
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2011, 07:08:06 PM »
Yea Gillfan! And all he wanted to do was to be left anonymous in a loving community. Didn't lose it till the aggressors had wiped out his entire world and killed his wife. All the misdirection with the Enterprise crew was cool too.....image of the Aggressor ship......music constantly playing in Diana Troi's head......just a great episode!  Buddy

monsterphile

  • Sergeant Major
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 2921
  • UMA member since September 29, 2003
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2011, 07:16:12 PM »
I liked all the series to varying degrees.  They all had good and bad episodes, even the original series ("Spock's Brain" anyone?).  Overall, I look at them as part of one big story. 

Rob

Gillfan

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 3219
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2011, 07:47:14 PM »
I liked all the series to varying degrees.  They all had good and bad episodes, even the original series ("Spock's Brain" anyone?).  Overall, I look at them as part of one big story. 

Rob


Brain? What is brain?!

Therin of Andor

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 430
  • Monsters are universal
    • Have Phaser, Will Travel
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2011, 01:08:47 AM »
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.


Did you realise the original Mego Gorn was a Marvel "The Lizard" head, cast in brown instead of green, and wearing a Klingon outfit?

Diamond Direct recently commissioned a new sculpt when they did retro Mego figures. Here's the new Mego-style Gorn meeting a Star Trek Mego Neptunian, an original-to-toys Mego figure that was created in the 70s when they weren't able to get clearance for the hands and feet created for a "Creature from the Black Lagoon" figure:


New Gorn meets the Neptunian
by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

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!


Well, there's a ST novel for every taste, but my TOS favourites would be: "The Entropy Effect" by Vonda McIntrye, "Yesterday's Son" by AC Crispin, "Strangers From the Sky" by Margaret Wander Bonanno, "Final Frontier" (not ST V, but the story of Captain April and the Enterprise's pre-launch adventure) by Diane Carey, "Prime Directive" by Garth & Judith Reeves-Stevens, "Uhura's Song" by Janet Kagan, "Ex Machina" (a great ST:TMP sequel) by Christopher Bennett, and "Crucible: McCoy" (what happened to the McCoy who wasn't rescued from "The City on the Edge of Forever") by David R George III.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2011, 01:18:44 AM by Therin of Andor »
Thiptho lapth,

Regards, Ian

Therin of Andor

  • Corporal
  • ****
  • Posts: 430
  • Monsters are universal
    • Have Phaser, Will Travel
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2011, 01:28:26 AM »

Ceti Eel
by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

Raccoon Science Service's lifesize, unauthorised, Ceti Eel garage kit from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". (Above is a colour photo included inside the kit. I haven't gotten around to assembling mine yet.)


Ceti eel bits
by Therin of Andor, on Flickr


Ceti Eel model label
by Therin of Andor, on Flickr
Thiptho lapth,

Regards, Ian

neonnoodle

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 1706
  • Horror Express
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2011, 11:51:05 AM »
These are...pets, of course.  :)
Beautiful moving, shifting colors!

See TRANSLUCE: Rainbow Meditation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz5aqIhYI_Q

bigbud

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 3527
Re: STAR TREK..To Boldy Go Where No Monster Has Gone Before!
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2011, 04:38:50 PM »


1967 Star Trek bagatelle game......super big and cool!   Buddy

Therin, thanks for the paperback recommendations!

 

en iyi bahis siteleri

https://diziizle.wtf/

totobo