Monday, April 18, 2011

Trekathalon TOS: 2-3 The Changeling

I had forgotten how much Star Trek: The Movie rehashed this episode.  Just longer, boring, and with really ugly costumes. As for the episode itself, NOMAD is a great prop, and his wire-assisted hovering is still kind of unsettling.  I found the over-the-shoulder shots of NOMAD hilarious, and despite it all, the director did an impressive job making a refrigerator emote.  Though how exactly did NOMAD end up with unlimited cosmic power anyway?  The alien survey probe had a piles of guns on it or something?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Blogkeeping: Friday 4-15-2011

Things I have been doing that are not blogging:
I've got a weeks worth of Trekathalon ready to go for next week, yay?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Trekathalon TOS: 2-2 Who Mournes for Adonis?

Ah, the giant green space hand, I love weird episodes of Trek.  Poor Apollo just wants some humans to herd goats and have orgies and burn things in his honor like they did in the old days.  He's kind of a capricious jerk though, which is probably why the Federation doesn't just send him some colonists.  Instead, the enterprise Phasers his Gazebo-of-power into a little pile, and Season 2's first godlike alien goes out with a pfft.

The big space hand has been 'improved' as usual, but the new version is shown against a planet background, and can't be seen really well.  Pity.