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  •  Well, um, ah, well, (2+ / 0-)
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    YES!

    LOL!

    Warmest regards,

    Doc

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    by Translator on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 09:39:51 PM PDT

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    •  Confess-- (2+ / 0-)
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      it's the woven hairpiece, isn't it?

      •  When I was a lad, (1+ / 0-)
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        beehive hair was all the rage.  Remember, I was only 9 when TOS started, and I was a very randy child (and still a very randy adult).  Seeing the girls in school who were older and more developed with that hair style has imprinted on me.

        I fear that I have said much more that anyone wanted to know.

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        by Translator on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 11:41:22 PM PDT

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        •  you were nine when it premiered? (1+ / 0-)
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          Dang ... I envy you.

          I only got to see about 3 episodes of TOS as a first-run series ... all viewed at a neighbor's house (she kindly looked after me after school, while my mother drove my father 90 miles or so each way to see a DO / Chiropractor, after an industrial accident left him unable to walk). First TV show I remember seeing in color ... I saw one of the last eps of Big Valley in color, too, but it wasn't one I remember a lot about -- one of the boys riding through an orchard, mostly.

          Hard to pick a favorite from among the TOS crew.

          Tough to choose a favorite captain between James Tiberius Kirk (of TOS; the movie is a pale and tasteless imitation) and Jonathan Archer, though.

          There must be some mention made of Babylon 5 -- so many of the TOS guests showed up there, too (one of the first Klingons was one of the main technomages -- Michael Ansara), and of course Walter Koenig had a role (that lasted longer than Chekov, actually) there. But I remember reading in one of the books about Trek -- maybe the one by the author of "The Trouble With Tribbles" -- that the production company couldn't afford to have both Mr. Sulu and Mr. Chekov on the same episodes all the time. Seems odd today...

          Texas is NO Bush League! LBJ, Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 12:03:36 AM PDT

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          •  Yes, I was nine (1+ / 0-)
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            years old when TOS premiered in 1966.  I had read about it, but in Fort Smith, AR at the time there was only one TeeVee station, and it was CBS, not NBC.

            We had a very high antenna with a rotator, and every now and then I could get a weak signal from KARK in Little Rock to tune it in a bit.  The very first one that I saw in real time was The Lights of Zetar, one of the bottom ten worst ones, but I was hooked.

            I still love TOS, with all of its flaws, and still consider it as one the most seminal TeeVee series ever created.  By the way, my cell phone is a flip, just like Kirk's.

            Warmest regards,

            Doc

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            by Translator on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 12:10:13 AM PDT

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            •  I began watching it when I was around 10, so (0+ / 0-)

              that would have been around 1970.  

              My mother would set us (my brother and me) up with tv tray tables in front of the teevee and we would eat Swanson teevee dinners to watch Star Trek.  Swear to God!

            •   you were so close to where I lived ... (0+ / 0-)

              I watched it on an NBC station out of Pittsburg, Kansas (channel 7, no idea what the call letters were). The CBS and ABC stations came out of Joplin, Missouri. We were in McDonald County, Missouri, about two miles from Oklahoma and about 12 miles from Arkansas.

              Texas is NO Bush League! LBJ, Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees -7.50,-5.59

              by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 11:48:04 PM PDT

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