With half of Australia on fire and the heat soaring I just can’t bring myself to draw another snow scene LOL.
As my aircon is reasonably old and even when first installed were placed in the wrong parts of the house to be effective I’m strategically moving from room to room and doing my best to avoid bursting into flames.
So I thought for the TOS one we might visit the unnamed world that fights the Gorn on and appears to be on the warm side and deliver some Christmas cheer instead of a chest full of diamonds and a flying double leg kick.
I know everyone’s favourite character isn’t there but I honestly had to balance the piece and so I could just jam everyone in there – so three from Discovery and three from Enterprise and one rogue element 🙂
It’s that time of year again where I visit all the Star Trek series and get into the Trekmas spirit.
I’ve done this four years running now so it’s a bit of a tradition for me in December. This year I add another show to the group with the upcoming Picard series.
Colin over on Patreon highlighted concerns about Porthos’ poor little paws in the snow and now he has Enterprise issue dog boots. I figured if I was going to take the NX-01 crew ice skating then I may as well bring their favourite Andorian along who would of course be in his element!
I know I’m not supposed to like Roland but it’s really hard not to.
He’s got several cool lines (and one awesome cut scene) and there is a level of complexity about him which is intreaging despite the whole great white hunter routine.
Like yesterday’s piece I find myself wondering and speculating on the motivation. Why he drugged the T-Rex instead of killing it as he originally intended. Surely he had other bullets he could have loaded into that rifle? But he’s made the decision to capture rather than kill which has opened the gates for InGen to try and recoup the expedition. Something I can’t imagine Roland caring all that much about.
To be honest I think you can turn the film off here. The whole ship set up is so unbelievably executed it is frankly mind-boggling that a director of Spielberg’s caliber would mess it up so completely.
It’s such a disappointing ending.
I may, however do one last scribble from The Lost World, but it won’t mean I approve of the scene!
I really love the long grass scene though it makes very little sense why they would run out into the long grass know what’s in there. Particularly RJ who warns them continuously not to go into the long grass yet follows them anyway.
He also throws his backpack off which our heroes later find and use to call for help. did he know he was about to die? Was he leaving the bag for Roland or the others to find in the hope they might be saved?
I should really pop the audio commentary on to see if that’s explained or not.
I think the scene shot from above showing the raptors approaching the group is fantastic, almost shark like and so I had to scribble the attack!
Apart from one of the greatest title for an episode of television, this is again a fascinating portrayal of aliens or as they refer to them “anti-humans”.
Their appearance in the last episode showing that they were watching the Robinsons was menacing and their appearance is a wonderful production, vaguely disembodied heads, though clearly, we can see that they’re wearing black, the effect is nonetheless very effective. As is the spaceship which is very alien and their motivation really makes this episode a solid story, the production design work on this show is brilliant and I’m shocked at the creativity around it all.
The anti-humans require a humanoid brain to augment their computer power to calculate a trajectory home to the fifth dimension. Dr Smith in his usual self serving manner offers up Will Robinson’s in his place. Apparently, he is too large for the alien scanning device and would have to be altered in some way.
Smith is more interesting than I expected as he feels a lot more complex than a one-dimensional foil.
The aliens are indeed forcing his cooperation and he does at times seem legitimately interested in betraying them.
When the aliens get Will they place him in a wonderfully alien-looking contraption but his human emotions make him incompatible and the aliens release him after accepting failure.
They are destroyed.
Poor Judy tried to warn them early on that something weird was going on but was dismissed. There was a moment where she has the slightest hint of vindication but I might have been projecting that on her behalf.
The cliff hanger is then Don seemingly being crushed by a boulder whilst working on their water extraction system (which I think is a great idea – the water thingie not Don being crushed).