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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Hell Is Full Of Toasters Cont'd

Mr. Scriblerus writes in his recent post it is ironic that hell would be full of toasters as

...the last thing you would need in Hell is a toaster.

But I'm not so sure. I think a toaster might come in especially handy as I would think that The Pit would be "cold as hell."

Which of course brings us back to the Elton John/Bernie Taupin song "Rocketman" which includes the line

Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids. In fact it's cold as hell.

Which then brings us back to the hilarious William Shatner and his rendition of "Rocketman" at the 1978 Science Fiction Awards.

Which, obviously, brings us back to Star Trek and William Shatner's hilarious acting in the TOS episode "The Tholian Web" and better performance in "Mirror, Mirror."

Which segues us into this tidbit forwarded to me by Mr. Web. (Man, that chain's gotta be worth at least 3 points!)

The two-part episode is called "In a Mirror, Darkly," and both scripts were written by long-time staff writer Mike Sussman. As previously reported, Sussman describes the story as "a prequel to 'Mirror, Mirror' and a sequel to 'The Tholian Web,' two of my favorite episodes." All the action takes place in the mirror universe, without any interplay with the regular Star Trek realm. In "Part I," Commander Archer has gained information that a ship has been found in Tholian space that would give the Terran Empire a distinct tactical advantage over an interstellar rebellion. Archer tries to convince Captain Forrest to skip a rendezvous with the rest of the fleet and go in pursuit, but he refuses. So the ruthless Archer stages a mutiny and takes over Enterprise. It turns out the mysterious ship is an Earth vessel, from 100 years in the future.

That ship, we learn, is the U.S.S. Defiant NCC-1764, the Constitution-class starship which disappeared into a spatial interphase in Tholian space (almost taking Captain Kirk with it) in "The Tholian Web."
You know, that actually sounds like a good story. Inventively interweaving parts of the established timeline without having to screw anything up. Someone's going to have to tape it for me...

Captain, pull yourself together!


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