Archive for October, 2006

Star Trek: Space Hippies!

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Caught Star Trek: The Way To Eden this evening.

About once every 10 to 15 years, I go through a Star Trek phase. The first time was with my father when I was but a young lad. The second time was with Christine, right at the beginning of our relationship and now is the third time around.

Whatever. I only mention this because of how different I remember the show.

The Way To Eden is a perfect example (and, coincidentally, some consider to be the episode that was the “jump the shark” moment).

I don’t remember the original Star Trek being quite so full of musical interludes. Yet, ever few episodes has a bit of music tossed in. But nothing compares (so far — still about half way through this bout of Star Trek reconsumption) with this particular episode.

Holy crap. This show is just chock full o’ hippie campy goodness. Not the hippie campy goodness that I normally dig, but the sanitized hollywood form of hippie campy goodness.

Hilarious. Love it. Ties in really well with the New & Improved Dr. Who, which has yet to jump the shark.