What you'll find here is not an episode-by-episode geek chronology or an evaluation of the episodes. What you will find are notes that I make for myself that I feel have some relevance in the maze of my geek mind. It might also just be things that spark a geek chord in my knowledge and I'm somehow making that connection. These are to record what I have learned on this journey.
Pilot 1 - The Cage
A new viewing experience for both myself and my husband. He had never seen the pilot. I was unaware that there was a pilot that contained a cast other than what I've come to know the original crew as.
The interesting pieces of information I've gleaned:
- Velour! When Pike reclined on the bed, we couldn't help but notice how the material on his shirt was strangely. . . Brannigan-esque. At the same time, my husband and I exclaimed "VELOUR!"
- A ship whistle? Really? I'm going to "ah" or take a drink every time I hear it.
- I've met Christopher Pike! Now I know. . .oh wait... not the pseudonym for a childhood young adult horror author?
- Big heads? Pulsing, psychic veins? Talosians anyone?
- Where are the red velour shirts?
- Inside the communicators? A neat little tidbit.
For my own well-being, I'm also going to draw attention to my favorite geek show, Mystery Science Theatre 3000. My husband spent alot of time creating a web of interconnectedness within the MST3K universe and I wanted to share that here. I've been an MST3K fan since I was a very little girl and could watch MST3K on television at my grandparents house in Wisconsin. Fangirl to the end! I'll include these whenever there are connections. . . and there are lot of them. Links will mostly take you to my husband's entries on the episodes or, if there is not a completed entry yet, to a film page about the movie (not the MST3K episode).
- John Hoyt (Dr. Phillip Boyce) appears in Episode 208: The Lost Continent as Rostov.
- Peter Duryea (Lieutenant José Tyler) appeared in Episode 204: Catalina Caper.
- Bob Johnson (the voice of Talosian #1) was the narrator, among other voices, in Episode 113: The Black Scorpion.
- Joseph Mell (Earth Trader) was Dr. Wagner in Episode 809: I was a Teenage Werewolf.
- Robert Phillips (Space Officer from Orion) was Chief Pallin in Episode 512: Mitchell.
- Adam Roarke (Chief Petty Officer Garrison) was Harris in Episode 104: Women of the Prehistoric Planet.