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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday night something-something...

The Dread Dormomoo and I are in the grippe of a virus vile. Yuck is the rule of the day.

STAR TREK - The Corbomite Maneuver

This is a major favorite of mine! I hope you relish it as much as I!

Kirk enters the bridge from the turbolift...hand-held over-the-shoulder shot following him to Uhura's station. A Cube is holding them up the Enterprise.
Spock: "...some kind of Space Buoy"

Dread Dormomoo: "or Space Girl."
That's why we love 'er!

Mr. Bailey, the Navigator/Whipping Boy, is a Mouthy Thing, given to Backtalk and Expostulation.

Lt. Bailey: "I vote we BLAST IT!"

Kirk: "I'll keep that in mind, Mr. Bailey, when this becomes a democracy."

OK...the Fesarius arrives, and I am gripped with...ennui. The ORIGINAL '60s effects show a glowing, somewhat indistinct enormous ship, pulsing with power. It is menacing! Not so the NEW SFX, which show detail underneath the glowy balls, making it look like a Borg cube decked out with Christmas lights. And the different sizes of balls do not pulse, alternating from large to small. It looks...cheap.

I haz a sad.


The mini-Fesarius looks better.

Balok, the Tranya-loving little corn-toothed freak. Clint Howard before he got to be good-looking. Oh, wait...

Vic Perrin does his voice.

Svengoolie: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

I am NOT a fan of the comedic stylings of Don Knotts, but this little movie amuses me. It may be the all-character-actor cast, or the spooky Vic Mizzy score, but 9PM CST, I will be watching it. Fun. Good times!

This from my Facebook last night.

BANG! Right on the head!

Poor Otis.

Less than 10 minutes in, and we have a Barney freak-out.



Vic Mizzy wins. The organ music sounds like the guy who wrote music for "The Adventures of Mark Twain" was a Mizzy fan.


Michael W said...

Had a virus earlier in the week.

"The Corbomite Maneuver". Wow, if you and I were in any more concert here on this episode we'd need an orchestra. With you, one of my absolute all-time favorites. And, also with you, the new SFX version totally dropped the ball (no pun intended) in regards to the Fesarius. Especially in its first appearance which, to me, was always one of the finest and most dramatic bits of SFX work in SF television.

The First Federation was a plot angle I often wished would be explored further in Trek.

The Aardvark said...

I was surprised that the Powers did not update the credits to show Ted Cassidy as Scary Balok, and Vic Perrin as freak-show Balok for their VO work.

Michael W said...

You know it never occurred to me to study the credits of the updated episodes. Were those open to alteration?

Jay! said...

I have several '60s Trek episodes from BEFORE they "improved" them. I'm waiting with baited breath when "they" get around to "improving" all the old Dr. Who episodes ... NOT!

Yes ... Vic Mizzy! Love his stuff. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is one I have in my collection.


How to Frame a Figg is another Knotts flick I have to get. Love the graveyard scene.

Mizzys' title music below: