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08 August 2006 @ 09:53 pm
camp, old-school  
My TIVO fetched up an old episode of Star Trek TOS, Errand of Mercy. Having not watched a complete episode in oh, maybe two decades, I cranked it up. Oh, my, I had forgotten just *why* it was that modern slash was born from this fandom.

Klingon: He has no tongue?
Kirk: I have a tongue.
Klingon: Good. You will be taught how to use it.

Klingon, laviciously eyeing Kirk: "A ram among the sheep!"

Klingon: I need your obedience.

I now have been all orientated to the new Stanford job. Which is the old job, but with twice the pay and benefits. Hurrah! It was a truly tedious six hours, though.

ETA: For all the bad acting and terrible, terrible production values, I have to give TOS points. Even most modern shows would seldom make their heroes quite so thoroughly foolish, rude, and wrong, and shown up as so on screen. And the pre-continuity (hmm, there should be a better word for that, something to decribe a initially throwaway remark that either deliberately or accidentally ends up resonant in the future timeline of a show) of the Organian remarking that the Federation and Klingons would eventually be good friends and work together amused me.
 
 
 
Cyrano: Yay!cyranocyrano on August 9th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
I should talk to you about school some time.
And yay for twice the pay and benefits!
Lauratavella on August 9th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
Certainly! Are you thinking of going back to school?
Cyrano: Man in Glassescyranocyrano on August 9th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
I certainly am. I have my transcripts as of this week, so I can start to ask more pointed questions.
Lauratavella on August 9th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC)
Excellent! I'd be happy to answer anything.
Madeline the Edifyingzdashamber on August 9th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
Just today I saw the high-larious Star Trek inspirational posters: http://echosphere.net/star_trek_insp/star_trek_insp.html

So appropriate!
Lauratavella on August 9th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Those are highly entertaining!
entertaining in a disturbing way: Aliensexfiendlyssie on August 9th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
Classic Trek has a lot going for it. Some of the stuff they do you'd never see today. And some of it is far more amusing than the crap on tv today, too.
Lauratavella on August 9th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah. The sheer awfulness of the acting and production would keep me from seeking out more to watch, but it was not without its impressive points.