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Conversation with my daughter over wine and TOS [Jan. 9th, 2008|12:57 am]
Zoethe
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The scene: Erin and me chilling in the basement while a mob of nerds played Magic in the livingroom.

The screen: Original Star Trek, about halfway through "The Apple:"

Erin: Kirk.... [gesturing at the screen] He just...punches people. I mean, other people would say, "halt," but Kirk, he's just like, wham!! "Oh, yeah, we come in peace."

Me: Yeah, you know how babies, when they want to explore something, they put it in their mouths? Kirk, he just punches it instead.

Erin: Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: weds
2008-01-09 07:09 am (UTC)
Unless it's a woman. Then he puts it in his mouth.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 12:55 pm (UTC)
LOL! Very, very true.
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[User Picture]From: murnkay
2008-01-09 04:17 pm (UTC)
And THEN he punches her.
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From: williaej
2008-01-09 07:19 pm (UTC)
Certainly worked for Uhura...
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[User Picture]From: nikkif
2008-01-09 07:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I love about it. I had a hard time getting into TNG back in the day because all they did was stand around and talk.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 12:57 pm (UTC)
"Captain, shields are at 18%!"

"Tea, Earl Gray, hot."

And to think that at the time TOS was first aired it was edgily PC....
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2008-01-09 07:57 am (UTC)
It's like the Dr. Demento song, Trekkin! Kirk's part is "We come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, shoot to kill. We come in peace, shoot to kill, shoot to kill, men!"

I absolutely love original Trek and Kirk. He kicks ten kinds of ass.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 12:58 pm (UTC)
I was a little worried that the episodes wouldn't hold up to my childhood adoration, but they totally do.
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2008-01-09 01:20 pm (UTC)
Jay & I are talking about family planning, and so of course we discussed names. We didn't really have an idea for a boy name, until it suddenly hit me: Kirk!

Kirk Donald Forrest. I like it.
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[User Picture]From: jfargo
2008-01-09 06:31 pm (UTC)
It's funny to think of TOS as childhood adoration. I hated it as a kid, and shied away from it whenever my family put it on.

Now I love it, and get the things that I couldn't as a kid. Campy, and awesome.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 08:11 pm (UTC)
I think it's because I'm older. At the time, this was state-of-the-art.
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[User Picture]From: idic_writer
2008-01-09 11:21 am (UTC)

What???

No fixation on Chekov's kissing??? ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 01:02 pm (UTC)

Re: What???

The yeoman was such a stiff it was hard to get all moony over it.

But I do so love the end of the episode.

Spock: Our regrettable but necessary choices may have effectively kicked these people out of paradise and made their lives miserable.

Kirk and McCoy: You look like the devil! You look like the devil!!! Nyah nyah!!!
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[User Picture]From: idic_writer
2008-01-10 01:43 am (UTC)

Re: What???

LOL
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[User Picture]From: nuadha_prime
2008-01-09 11:48 am (UTC)
That's why Kirk is the man!
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[User Picture]From: gkingsley
2008-01-09 02:19 pm (UTC)

Ah Star Trek - my first TV love.

I have always loved Star Trek, but my sister turned me on to the BEST EPISODE EVER - A Piece of the Action. Vic Tayback! Space mobsters! A royal fizzbin! Grown men calling each other "pally"!

"Don't worry - they can't do nuthin' 'till they stop sparklin'." I can call my sister right now and not even say hello - just say the above quote, and she will start laughing.

Other quotable quotes, taken from IMDb:

Bella Oxmyx: The most co-operative man in this world is a dead man. And if you don't keep your mouth shut, you're gonna be co-operating.

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Bella Oxmyx: You better come on back down. Krako's put the bag on your captain.
Spock: Why would he put a bag on our captain?
Bella Oxmyx: Kidnapped him, you dope! He'll scrag him too.
Spock: If I understand you correctly, that would seem to be a problem.

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I really had nothing else to add. I also needed an excuse to use my only ST icon, which doesn't happen often enough.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 08:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Ah Star Trek - my first TV love.

It is a great episode!
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[User Picture]From: norda
2008-01-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
Heh. I will pass that along to our semi-daughter Crystal, who's not a huge Kirk fan.

Something that will only make sense if one has seen VERY old-school Who:

Michael and I watched the ST:TOS ep "The Apple" about two weeks ago with Crystal, and the three of us have theorized that Captain Kirk was responsible for the rise of the Daleks, since the natives of "The Apple" bear an awfully strong resemblance to the Thals, and could be their ancestors.

Yes, we're silly.

Glad you're having a good time with Erin.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 08:05 pm (UTC)
That's great!!! LOL!
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[User Picture]From: morgi
2008-01-09 05:21 pm (UTC)
I was a total TNG Trekkie back in the day (we're watching it now and I'm giggling madly over my nerdy memories), but TOS canNOT be beat for pure low-budget, ham-acting camp value. (TNG comes pretty close sometimes, though.) And so it's been put in our queue.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 08:05 pm (UTC)
It's all wonderful. I loved TNG, but the in-your-face of TOS is vastly superior.
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From: williaej
2008-01-09 07:17 pm (UTC)
...once again adding credence to my theory that Kirk is a descendant of Chuck Norris.

How's that for a time travel episode?

Kirk: Alright, Chuck, this abandoned warehouse is where the evil alien criminals from the future are holed up. We need to find a way in without alerting the guards...

Chuck, roundhouse kicking alien: What guards?

Kirk: I love you, grampa!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-01-09 08:11 pm (UTC)
FABulous!!!!
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[User Picture]From: theinfamousmom
2008-01-09 07:28 pm (UTC)
"Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."
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