I thought this was the first firefly/lightning bug of the season but it turned out to be a common red soldier beetle.
Poor thing. Without a shiny butt, it’s a nobody.
If someone had complained about sexism in Forbidden Planet before tonight I would have rolled my eyes. Then I re-watched it and, yeah, okay, it was 1956.
All awkwardness went away when the robot said, “I was giving myself an oil job.”
Only well endowed or flexible robots can pull that off.
Devilboy is hitting season three of the original Star Trek. Last night I complained about “And The Children Shall Lead” and “Spock’s Brain ” but “Elaan of Troyius ” outdumbs either of them.
Fans complain about the Magic Blood in Star Trek Into Darkness but magical body fluids were well established in the Star Trek canon long before J.J.
Magic blood is goofy but magic tears that women use to control men is stupid by even men’s rights’ standards. It’s original by Deus ex machina standards but I can’t say anything more positive.
Like “And The Children Shall Lead,” the costumes for the episode were bargain basement. Elaan looks like a high school drama production of Cleopatra, a high school that suffered severe budget cuts.
Now “Let This Be Your Last Battlefield” is coming up. I guess the third season isn’t completely awful.
I thought I’d seen every episode of the original Star Trek but “And The Children Shall Lead” just started, and I don’t remember it a bit. Is this extremely specific Alzheimers? If so, I hope I lose “Omega Glory” next.
“And The Children Shall Lead” features child actors like “Miri,” “Charlie X,” and anything with Wesley which isn’t a good mix. Gene Roddenberry had his weak points and kids figure highly.
The episode comes off as Children of the Corn in Space and their version of He Who Walks Behind the Rows is a goofy dead alien who gets into into the children’s heads. Yes, this episode was written by a young L.Ron Hubbard.
The glowing green ghost alien looks and sounds like a spokesman for a hair restoration clinic beneath a bad special effect. If he’d appeared even remotely alien, maybe this episode wouldn’t come off so badly but apparently Gene couldn’t spare a rubber forehead that week. Instead he’s dressed like King Roland from Spaceballs. Was Mel Brooks making an obscure reference or was he just cheap too?
Now that it’s almost over, I remember a few scenes–Uhura sees herself as an old woman and Sulu sees swords in space. Those are brain cells I do not miss.
Gorgan, the unfriendly alien ghost, melts away at the end. If Kirk had thrown a bucket of water on him, I’d give the episode a five star rating. As is I have to rank it low.
Oh but look–“Spock’s Brain” is coming on next. “And The Children Shall Lead ” suddenly looks better.
I can’t believe that I finished The Cape before Firefly but life is like that sometimes.
I knew the basic premise of Firefly for years but put off watching it based on the show’s obnoxious fan base. Howard Stern fans have better manners.
Having watched the show, I enjoyed it but still don’t want to associate with its fandom. Kinda how I feel about Christ.
I had a number of questions but apparently some get answered in the movie Serenity. I’ll hold off on my commentary until I’ve seen how it plays out.
Last night I saw a wild rabbit in my headlights. I wasn’t sure if they were the same species as domestic rabbits but it turns out they aren’t even in the same genus.
Timber wolves and dachshunds are in the same genus but rabbits are completely different. I would not have called that.
In the past few days I’ve seen turkey vultures, nuthatches, blue jays, many species of insects, and a mutant mostly white cardinal. Another duck has been vacationing in our pool.
And the only picture I get is of mushrooms. Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to any species of plant but I don’t think I’ll count this as a resolution.
We were supposed to go to the library’s Comic Con today but my step-daughter had to have her wisdom teeth removed. Here’s my consolation, another crappy meme.
Use the 1st letter OF YOUR LAST NAME to answer each of the following questions.. They have to be real places, names, things, Nothing made up. in front of you.
1. What is your last name. Mills
2. An Animal. Mantis shrimp
3. A Boy’s name. Mark (see what I did)
4.. A Girl’s name. Mary
5. An occupation. Mason
6. A color. Mauve
7. Something you wear. Moccasins
8. A beverage. Martini
9. A food. Metts
10. Something found in the bathroom. Men’s razor
11. A place. Massachusetts
12. A Reason for being late? Moron drivers
13. Something you shout. Man!
Pretty dumb but it gets my mind off oral surgery.