the really cool thing about Trek, was, at a time of political turmoil, gender equality issues, and racial trouble in the states, as well as the cold war, there was a black, female officer and a Russian officer... of course the Trek women were wearing mini-dresses, so some hardcore feminists may have had issues with that...
the only losers in Trek were the Crewman Expendables... Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy and Yoman Johnson beam down to planet X. Who do you think is going to get eaten by the mysterious alien?? poor old Crewman Expendable.
great scripts, great lines abound.
How many times did Kirk get laid??
even Spock got laid. talk about equal rights for all 'beings'
then again, others have their own ideas:
"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." I do remember you, now. We did have some great times! "There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. And that, I think, was the handle - -that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in 'Hillcrest Heights' and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back." I can remember....I do remember!
What does it mean now?
That's what you have for sure, Hal R......all I can say is, WOW! I'm sure you will treasure the experience with HST. He was a damn fine American, as well a (real) Dr. of Journalism (unlike our evil friend, Golden Road - or should I say, "Fiend"). He actually means well, I've known him for as long as I can remember - quite harmless in fact. We've been through quite a lot of interesting experiences together. I can honestly say, he was there when no other dared venture with me. I'm not sure what he's angling at these daze but I'm sure we'll just have to stay tuned to find out......
CC Joe, weren't those Star Trek scripts awesome! I mean the transcendental quality spilling out, all over prime time America! It doesn't get any better than that, man. We should ask for a "TV" sub-section to this thread (or just make one right now).
The Dude Abides!
Golden Road, did you decide you didn't "bowl, drive around......and have the occasional acid flashback." since GRTUD does the same?
The Fear and Loathing movie was a real trip, watched it the same night as Naked Lunch. That really twisted my mind. Like a psychedelic Creature Feature. I invite you to try it some time.
I saw Hunter Thompson speak/spew/smoke/drink back in the day at the University of Iowa. We spoke for a short period. I cannot reveal what we discussed. This site may be monitored. He autographed a dollar bill for me. I still have it.
This Golden Road/GRTUD assemblage is messing with my mind
Calling ground control. Where is the light at the end of the tunnel? Where is the lost chord?
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Spock: I love you, however, I hate you.
Alice 210: But I am identical in every way with Alice 27!
Spock: Exactly. That is exactly why I hate you, because you are identical.
(Both the androids slump over in confusion)
Kirk: Is there anyone on this ship who even remotely looks like Satan?
Spock: I am not aware of anyone who fits that description, Captain.
Kirk: No, Mr. Spock, I didn't think you would be.
Kirk: The boundary layer between what and what?
Spock: Between where we were and where we are.
Kirk: Are you trying to be funny, Mr. Spock?
Spock: It would never occur to me, Captain.
That guy's a freak! What's all that crap about Vietnam? What does anything have to do with Vietnam?
The Dude Abides!
Oh and in the tie category, I'd have to say, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" or The Vegas Book, as it was often referred. Interesting that we are here discussing two books I really never thought would become movies (Fellowship of the Rings and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) because I just couldn't picture in my mind how it would come about. The Vegas movie had all kind of social / cultural baggage to drag across a country's mindset that was shifting faster than presidential canidate's stand on gay marriage and tax cuts. I was surprised that it wasn't a crime just to buy tickets! This irrational fear of addiction is very ironic considering the ape that's now on the monkey's back. One Ring to rule them all.....
"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
You're not wrong, you're just an asshole! And the analogy thing is all wrong too, man. What the fuck are talking about? What is, Star Trek (w/Shatner)? That's the correct answer! Just calm down, man.
"All the Dude ever wanted was his rug back."
?????Killer Klowns from Outer Space?!?!?!?!?!?!? Most definitely!
"Bazooko's Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday nights if the Nazis had won the war. This was the Sixth Reich."