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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did indeed! Thank you, Eadie!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe it would have been more convincing if they'd shaved the dog and painted it green. Everybody knows that green skin automatically means "alien being".




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pow wrote:

Trouble is that back in the 60s they could not really create a cool looking creature given the special FX that existed.

They did do such a creature on the episode "The Enemy Within." They took a small dog & put antenna on its head.

It was a horn, actually. So you could say Capt. Kirk wasn't the only horndog on that show!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh my gosh, you beamed up a good one that time, Scotty!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just stumbled on this thread.

The story of Ellison and "City" is a lot more complicated than has been reported. I've been researching this for our Fact Trek project, and while I'm not quite finished with the research (I am literally comparing every outline and script draft to figure out who added or removed what), I can say that the Trek people haven't been entirely fair to Ellison. The script he delivered is basically exactly the story outline they approved to go to teleplay. Looking at the documentary trail (memos, scripts, etc.) it seems like no one in the writing staff quote understood the script and what it was about, missing the thematic points and effectively throwing the baby out with the bathwater as various staffwriters tried to "fix" it. The unfortunate result being they "fixed" many things that weren't broken and broke some things that didn't need fixing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never got the acclaim for Demon, mainly because of the aliens wearing socks on their heads!!! Why didn't the show give the bears of this episode a formidable look like they did for so many other creatures on the program?
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