Friday, September 13, 2013

Sheldon Cooper's worst nightmare




This has been a Gorn sort of week. Oh, it started out OK. Next week will be better, I promise myself.




When things like this show up, your only hope is that a stunt double will take the fall for you. But that seldom happens outside of science fiction.




Sometimes, things just come atcha. And you can't do nothin' but wait for the commercial.




The Gorn roars loudly, and carries a very big stick. Run, Kirk. . . RUN!!




"No. . . no Gorn!" Poor Sheldon Cooper finds the Gorn almost as terrifying as Goofy. Worse, though, the Gorn is taking up sacred space. "That's where I sit!"




But wait, there's more! If you take advantage of this special TV offer, 
we'll send you TWO monsters for the price of one!




Yes! This is the amazing MUGATU, who jumps out of the bushes and harasses Captain Kirk for no reason! The Mugatu, who only looks like a man in an albino gorilla suit adapted with dinosaur spikes and a rhino horn! The Mugatu, who seems to have taken lessons from Ernie Kovacs' Nairobi Trio! The Mugatu, who. . . but let's cut Desilu some slack here. Desi Arnaz probably used up all the budget screwing expensive hookers.




It's gratifying to see McCoy blast this guy with the zipper in his back. It's one of the better special effects of early Trek. But who knows when the Mugatu will return?




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