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World Wide Tholian Web (2 attachments & a link)
From: Marc Thomas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rjDY80veQU Hi Trek TV Friends, My disc drive has been whiny malingerer of late and demands such an ass kissing every time I ask it to play a DVD that I, fed up with this bullshit have begun to watch the streamed TOS on line and whataya know, it's the remasters. I've never been terribly interested in these, so taken am I with the grainy filmed camera tricks using Matt Jefferies gigantic 11 foot toy. But find myself, nonetheless, enjoying the novelty. And The Tholian Web, is an episode which especially profits, from the tinkering. The original Tholian ships and space webbing were rendered in the most reductive white on black graphics imaginable. About as sophisticated as the old timey tavern pass time Pong. Shockingly naturalistic however , for 1968. I love the glacial pace of the action here, I'll bet I'm alone in that. I love slow boring sci fi action. The last time I saw a movie, you get one guess…I was vaguely motion sick. this episode affirms the multiverse theory which is taken more seriously all the time in some circles, news broke in the sci-pod verse about evidence of bubble collisions, it would be great to talk to you since guy about this. I have a science guy too, but he got sick of me asking him to talk about this stuff a long time ago. I imagine it's much the same as my disinterest in discussing comparative mozzarella when I was a pizza thrower. This is a nasty Spock n grinch episode, interesting that mccoy seems more than willing to abandon kirk. quite a different guy from the one we see in Paradise Syndrome I like the character interplay though especially the video in kirks room and Spock saying forget it bones later Scotty's awesome as ever too, nice to know your engineers gonna get drunk in the middle of an engineering emergency kirk in a universe all to himself, how does he know he has it all to himself? would it have been better if kirk stayed dead? This is a better kirks dies episode than generations, but I talk about that later. Heres the weak point those bee keeper space suits look more primitive than those of the gemeni guys and cosmonauts of the day. on TSG they went to lotza non class M planets, because this series exits in my imagination. Further more while continuity demanded the same lame EVA outfits Tracy always found an excuse to deck out in her personally owned , more stylish and flattering fish bowl and red skirt ensemble. fan art tab- you know the drill, the penultimate red skirt collage, I made own fake stage set here... ...and added my own obese Bolian as an tribute to Julian's Julip I was using this set as the infrastructure for a classic childrens science experiment, which for some reason turned into a my first and I should think last Star Trek video. I am not proud to say, thats I've posted it on youtube. Alas, I'm part of the problem. I don't know if Vaughn can place the link on the website, if not cut and paste the link,printed at the top of my letter which is titled World Wide Tholian Web, on the Fan Mail page. Please, only the Trek TV schooled elite will get what there is to get out of and about it. It's basically an advert for the podcast. How can I get the program used to create these remasters? Are Pixar movies made on smart phones? That must be it. Damn, think of the fan art possibilities. Anyway, it was interesting listening to Vaughn and Jared contemplate the sort future Treks on TV they've like to see, or what would likely be. Good conversation fodder provided by eMailer Barry. I'd like to see a Trek show that worked the 'seek out out new life and new civilizations', angle more. With less of an emphasis on massive battle scenes and fight scene choreography. Frankly, I'd like to see a series built around a starship whose primary function was one of exploration and science with storylines that sample the incredible data flowing steadily from physics and astronomy. It would be silly to ask this of most sci fi television but Star Trek should try harder, even if it's hard. If not that, then I believe every episode of a new series should consist of a single exterior shot of a landed shuttle craft, the cast's nearly incomprehensible dialogue within mingling amid the ambient sounds of alien weather.