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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Elaan of Troyius

Although the third season of the original Star Trek series provided us with some very forgettable programs, I have always been fond of the third season episode, Elaan of Troyius.

Although the title refers to Helen of Troy, the story is actually a retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew - with the lovely France Nuyen as the shrewish Katherina, William Shatner as the Petruchio, DeForest Kelley as Tranio, Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan as Gremio and Hortensio, the late Majel Barrett as Lucentio, and the fair Nichelle Nichols as Bianca.

Remember, if you touch the tears of an Elasian woman, you will be in love with her forever! Unless you are the captain of a starship, of course.

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At Sun Dec 28, 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Michelle Renee said...

Kryton, remove that Troyian pig!

At Sun Dec 28, 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Kelly the dog said...

Its better than I remembered.

At Mon Dec 29, 08:59:00 AM, Blogger D. Debil said...

Kirk was very manly in that episode.

At Mon Dec 29, 07:11:00 PM, Blogger Matty Boy said...

France Nguyen was exceedingly hot, but like a lot of Classic Trek, it's a little on the sexist bastid side.

At Tue Dec 30, 10:03:00 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

Hey! France Nuyen was also one of the best parts of Battle for the Planet of the Apes!

At Tue Dec 30, 10:06:00 AM, Blogger mwb said...

Hmm, that's the one where Kirk chooses his ship over the babe?

So Kirk's like a redneck choosing his truck over his wife?

At Tue Dec 30, 11:34:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Michelle Renee: She certainly has a way words. :o)

Kelly the dog: Wasn't it great?

D. Debil: Yeah, about as manly as you can get in go go boots!

Matty Boy: Well, what do you expect from 1967? At least it's not the "Girls Gone Wild" crap we have today. :o)

Swinebread: Ack! I forgot all about that! Good call.

MWB: It's almost like it was part of a divorce settlement....

At Sat Jan 03, 05:36:00 AM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

this was a great episode


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