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Subject: Litttle Star Treks
From: Paul Jay
Date: 24 Jan 97 - 09:36 PM

I heard a parody of Pete Seger's Little Houses Made of Ticky- tacky called Little Star Treks. Can anyone help me with the words? Thanks..Paul


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks (sorry, but...)
From: Mark A. Mandel
Date: 30 Jan 97 - 05:19 PM

I don't know the parody, though I'd like to hear/read it. But "Little Boxes" is by Malvina Reynolds, not Pete Seeger.


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Subject: ADD: Litttle Star Treks (Little Boxes Parody)
From: Paul Jay
Date: 26 Feb 97 - 08:02 PM

THANKS MARK I found the lyrics: Little Star Trecks on my TV Little Star Trecks look so ticky-tacky,Little Star Trecks ,Littlel Star Trecks, and they all look just the same. There's the Deep one, and the Next one, and the good old Bill Shatner one, and they all look so ticky-tacky cause they all look just the same 2. And the captains of the Star Trecks all rule with great efficency. Balding captians, balding captains, although one wears a toupe. There's a black one, and a white one, and a refined old Englishman and the all act really ticky-tacky cause they all act just the same. 3. Now the captains of the Star Trecks have added an other one Lady captain, woman captain, but a captain just the same. And she acts tough, and she talks rough and must not have any fun cause the men acted really ticky tacky, and she must act just the same. 4. And the plot lines on the Star Trecks all deal with blowing up a ship. silly plot lines, goofy plot lines, though there plot lines just the some. And the reason is the plot lines are written by the same three guys and they all write really ticky-tacky, and they all write just the same 5. And the BAD GUYS on the Star Trecks wear prosthetic body parts. Scarry bad guys, rubber bad guys, but there bad guys just the same. There's a Klingon, a Pheringe, and sometimes a Romulan, and the all act really ticky-tacky though they don't look just the same. REPEAT 1
reformatted:

LITTLE STAR TREKS


Little Star Treks on my TV, Little Star Treks look so ticky-tacky,
Little Star Treks, Little Star Treks, and they all look just the same.
There's the Deep one, and the Next one, and the good old Bill Shatner one,
And they all look so ticky-tacky cause they all look just the same

2. And the captains of the Star Treks all rule with great efficiency.
Balding captains, balding captains, although one wears a toupee.
There's a black one, and a white one, and a refined old Englishman
And they all act really ticky-tacky cause they all act just the same.

3. Now the captains of the Star Treks have added another one
Lady captain, woman captain, but a captain just the same.
And she acts tough, and she talks rough and must not have any fun
Cause the men acted really ticky tacky, and she must act just the same.

4. And the plot lines on the Star Treks all deal with blowing up a ship.
Silly plot lines, goofy plot lines, though they’re plot lines just the some.
And the reason is the plot lines are written by the same three guys
And they all write really ticky-tacky, and they all write just the same

5. And the BAD GUYS on the Star Treks wear prosthetic body parts.
Scary bad guys, rubber bad guys, but they’re bad guys just the same.
There's a Klingon, a Pheringe, and sometimes a Romulan,
And they all act really ticky-tacky though they don't look just the same.

REPEAT 1

-jro-


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 10:33 PM

Star Trek: The Next GenerationTheme Song

Tune: We didn't Start the Fire

Jean-Luc, Geordi's specs
Mysteries on the holodecks
Asteroids, triple droids
Telepathic Betazoids
Transporter, deadly claw
Visitor from LA Law
Photons, no Kirk
Captain has gone berserk
Shuttlecraft, Counselor Troi
Dr. Crusher's little boy
Klingon rites, parasites
New heights, phaser fights
Data's head, Tasha's dead
Riker's hanging by a thread
Celebrations, transformations
Everyone to battle stations!
We didn't start the series
It's The Next Generation on your favorite station
We didn't start the series, but when we are gone it will still go on
And on
And on…

Attribution info:Fox Channel 35 out of Richmond used this over a montage of ST:TNG clips, but I've contacted both the station and the Star Trek folks and nobody will tell me who did the ad.

(I put your missing line in) a Joe clone


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 10:42 PM

That's classic! Especially to a Trek junkie like me!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 10:47 PM

I knew you'd like it, Mbo! Guess which scene goes with which lyric? {dare!} ;-)


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 10:54 PM

I bet I could do it too!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 11:03 PM

I remember seeing this one in the parodies column in Sing Out! several years ago. It was in the same issue as another Little Boxes one that makes more sense to biologists;
Little boxes, little boxes, little boxes in my DNA;
There's a TATA and a CAGA, and they regulate the same ...


Chocolate Pi (calculating radial nodes of the 3s hydrogen atom)


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 11:15 PM

Let's see how close I come...
--Jean-Luc (any shot will do, probably an "Engage!" one)
--Geordi's specs (probably when the Romulan Sub-Lieutenant stole Geordi's VISOR and tried to make it a communications device when they were stuck in the caves in Galorndon Core in "The Defector"
--Mysteries on the Holodeck (either from "The Big Goodbye" or "Clues"
--Asteroids (HAS to be from "Booby Trap" when Picard manuevers the ship through the asteroid field)
--triple droids (mmm..tough one...probably the shot of the multiple time-displaced Data's as seen in "Contagion."
--Telepathic Betazoids (probably Deanna & Lwaxana)
--Transporter, deadly claw (most probably the trasporter stream aliens from "The Realm of Fear")
--Visitor from L.A. Law (tough one...Corbin Berenson played Q2 in "Q Who" and Dianna Muldaur played Dr.Pulaski in the second season)
--Photons (any scene of "Fire, Mr.Worf!"
--No Kirk (probably the empty Enterprise NCC-1701 bridge with old Scotty from "Relics")
--Captain has gone berserk (many choices here...Picard shooting people in "The Lonely Among Us", Picard singing drinking songs in "Allegiance" or Picard babbling in his PJ's in "All Good Things..."
--Shuttlecraft (possibly the one Picard & Wesley crashed on the desert planet in "Final Mission")
--Counselor Troi (take your pick!)
--Dr.Crusher's little boy (probably Wes's first scene in the holodeck in "Encounter at Farpoint")
--Klingon Rites (Worf's Age of Ascension Rite in the holodeck in "Sins of the Father"
--parasites (once again, take your pick! I'd go with the people who were drinking from Riker's head with straws, from "Nightmares")
--new heights (hmmm...possibly Riker's clone almost falling off the cliff in "Second Chances"?)
--phaser fights (o there are many! I like the one from "Conspiracy" when Riker & Picard blow away the creature in the imposter's stomach)
--Data's head (either from "Disaster" when Riker used Data's head to restart the computers or "Time's Arrow" when Data's head was found beneath the Presidio)
--Tasha's dead (can only be the infamous scene when she is thrown in the air to her death by Armus in "Skin of Evil")
--Riker's handing by a thread (must be from "Shades of Gray" when he almost dies)
--celebrations (Picard Day, definately, from "The Pegasus")
--transformations (probably Anya the allasomorph changing form in "The Dauphin")
Everyone to battle stations! (only time battle stations were truly shown was in "Encounter at Farpoint."

Phew! Does that about wrap it up?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 11:24 PM

Mbo, I am too impressed. Here are some details, but all your scenes would also have worked:
You're right about triple Droids
Transporter is some random transporter, but deadly claw was the poison-tipped weapon Tasha had to fight that woman with for her man that she (Tasha) didn't even want (episode title forgotten);
Visitor from LA law was indeed Corbin Bernsen - extra credit if you can name the third such possible visitor!
Klingon Rites was, I think, the birthday celebration, was that in Sins of the Father?
New heights was Picard almost falling out of the turbolift when it opened into empty space in the nightmare one
Data's head is data holding his own head in the past, yes
Riker's hanging by a thread is from the episode where he's kind of in a surgical thing and there are thin metal wires inserted into his skull, with I could pan out and see the rest of the episode...
Celebrations is Q in the mariachi band, or whatever, when he got his powers back
You done good, boyo!


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Apr 00 - 11:33 PM

Ok!
--Deadly claw is from the 2nd episode after the pilot "Code of Honour".
--Third visitor, hmm...I never watched L.A. Law...
--Worf's birthday party was in "Parallels" one of my absolute favorite TNG episodes!
--Picard almost falling out of the turbolift was "Night Terrors" spooky show..
--Riker with the metal things in his head is indeed from "Shades of Gray." Dr.Crusher had to use the spikes to keep his brain working.
--Q with the mariachi band RULED! That was from "Q Who" THE most classic Q episode (after "Qpid")

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 12:34 AM

For Rick Fielding : How about
Little boxes, little boxes,
little boxes made for baseball,
And you shove one down your underpants to protect you in the game,
There's a pink one, and a blue one,
And one made of brushed aluminum,
But if you stop a fastball, it'll hurt you just the same.
With apologies to Malvina Reynolds and Fred Wedlock
All the best,
Seamus


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 10:50 AM

Mbo - and anyone else who cares - forgot to specify the No Kirk one. They took the scene from the Miramani episode where he is under the obelisk being zapped by the powers, so he is kind of vibrating, static-y and glowing, and stuck a big red Slashed Circle (like the ones in No (whatever) signs) over it. It was lovely. And I'm getting great reactions from the Little ST song! Thanks, Paul Jay!


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 10:59 AM

Ha ha! That's funny! Now what was the name of that episode....it's the "I AM KIROK!!" one....hmmm...not "The Paradise Syndrome"....

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 11:06 AM

BTW was "Dr.Crusher's little boy" the scene where he is dressed up as Gainsborough's "Blue Boy" in Reg Barclay's (Broccoli) holodeck program in "Hollow Pursuits"?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 01:25 PM

I don't remember which Wesley scene it was, sorry. And I think it was The Paradise Syndrome - or was that the tripping hippies one? Where Spock gets to be cool? No, that's The Way To Eden. So I think it was the one you thought.


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: black walnut
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 01:33 PM

holy holodeck! i've got to show this thread to my 15 year old son. it may be his trip back to folk music.

just named the zebra tetras in our aquarium 'the borg'. can't tell them apart and they like to stay together.

~black walnut


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: black walnut
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 01:35 PM

oops....zebra danios.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 06:34 PM

Something tells me that there are people out there that really need to go and get a life - regretably, as I read the entire thread through, and got some of the clips, AND find the Parallels episode one of the best (although nothing can beat the Tribbles really - boy was that ever one P O'd stage hand chucking them out the cupboard) I guess I should be out there looking for one too....

Live long and prosper!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST, Threadie
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 06:45 PM

Further to Séamus Kennedy's post up there. The original song is about self-preservation for CRICKETERS:
Ahem....

Little boxes, little boxes.
Little boxes made for cricketers
And shove one......mmmm..protect you in the game.
There's a pink one and a blue one
and one made of aluminium
But if it stops a googly, it will hurt you just the same

The Threads (unaccustomed to public singing)


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 02:46 AM

Threadie - good eye! Fred's song was about cricketers and their protective devices, but I modified it for American audiences who wouldn't know whether a cricket ball was stuffed or inflated.
All the best.
Seamus P.S. I also replaced a syllable in al -u-mini-um. Aren't I the little clever dick!


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 03:08 AM

Seamus, when I used to be a catcher (for a short time) in Little League, I could have used some "pants protection"!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 11:22 AM

Forgot: the 3rd Visitor from LA Law was the actress who played Vash, Picard's squeeze who then went off to be a Q. She played Corbin Bersen's erstwhile squeeze/client, or was it client/squeeze? Hard to tell with Corbin.
New quiz: Name all the people who played a) more than one character and/or b) were in more than one Trek series. Diana Muldaur, for instance, fits both. She played the blind ambassador and someone else in "the good ole Bill Shatner one" and also Dr. Pulaski on "the Next one" - Can you come up with the other character she played in the original series? I'd recognize it, but I can't remember it. Also, the guy who played Squire Trelaine also played a Klingon in the Tribbles episode. Sarek first shows up as the Romulan commander in The Enterprise Incident (a top fave of mine). And of course both Spock and McCoy made appearances in New Trek, as themselves. And so on...
And let's not always see the same hands! AND no fair just looking them up in those reference materials put out by The Same Three Guys.


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 01:18 PM

Sorry Mrrzy ol bud..
--Ok, Dianna Muldaur played the blind embassador (help can't remember the episode!) and a doctor (shock horror) in "Is There No Truth In Beauty?"
--William O. Campbell played Trelaine in "The Squire of Gothos" and Koloth in "The Trouble With Tribbles." He also played Koloth in Deep Space Nine--can't remember the name! Dang it, when is Larry Nemechek gonna come out with the DS9 Companion so I can memorize all those episodes too!
Actually, the actor who played Sarek (darn can't remember his name!) first appeared as the Romulan Warbird commander in "The Balance of Terror" which is the first appearance of Romulans ever ("They killed the Centurion!") and one of my fav TOS episodes. "The Enterprise Incident" was the one with the female Romulan commander who "captured" Spock & Kirk.
As for multiple series players, well! That's a lot of fun...unfortunetly I'm at school right now and this tiny iMac keyboards are hard to type a lot on, especially with classical guitar player fingernails! I actually could name so many multiple players it would take forever to list them all! My sister and I have this "thing" with finding all the multiple series players...long list!

Dang you're a lotta fun to have here, Mrrzy! For fun, try looking up "Star Trek parody of "Master of The House" thread in the archive--tell me what you think!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 04:00 PM

Ah, so, the one time I think I remember an episode name, I get it wrong! That's why I prefer saying "the episode with the dogfight in the nebula" or something. In "Is there in truth no beauty" I thought she played a geologist, but they might have called her Dr.
We can compare my list to your sister's sometime, but let's let some of the less expert try the quiz first, shall we?


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 04:24 PM

MBO - can't find the thread with the parody of M of the H - help? Blue clicky thing?


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 05:21 PM

Thanks, Mrrzy! The song is right here! Enjoy!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 06:15 PM

Star Trek is to science fiction as Neil Diamond, Cat Stevens and Barry Manilo are to folk music.

try this

Usual disclaimers.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Pelrad
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 06:54 PM

Mbo-

I think the Kirok episode is entitled "Miramee;" at any rate, it's the one where he marries her on the Indian planet, isn't it? I think the "Paradise Lost" episode is the one with the spoor-shooting flowers. It's been so long...


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 07:11 PM

Alright, after consulting all my Trek book (know 'em by heart!), the episode with Kirok (Kirk) & Miramanee was "The Paradise Syndrome" (so I was right after all! Didn't think I was!) The one with Spock falling in love, the hippies, and the spore-shooting flowers is the similarly names "This Side of Paradise." Fun stuff yooz guys!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mrrzy
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 10:40 PM

I told you you were right, Mbo! And thanks for the blicky, my newly coined term for "blue clicky" - neat, eh? And Peter, how do you like Larry Niven?


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr-in-Philly
Date: 14 May 00 - 11:18 AM

Hi, I heard about a radio program for kids that has them singing all kinds of Star Trek parodies - something about There's Klingons off the starboard bow, starboard bow, starboard bow (sounded like the tune of We're the boys from Bolwing Green), or It's life, Captain, but not as we know it, not as we know it, not as we know it... All based on "The Good Old Bill Shatner One" (to quote the title song) - Anyone know the rest or the show?
Thanks, all, and Mbo, I expect to hear from you on this one!


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 14 May 00 - 02:24 PM

Man, sounds awesome, Mrrz! I remember an episode of Dr.Demento that was on when we were in Okinawa...all Star Trek related songs. The most hilarious was "Spock Rap" with a Spock-like voice rapping about how all the women on board thought he was the coolest thing, and "Make It So" to the Christmas tune "Let It Snow!" ..."And when there's someplace to go, make it so, make it so, make it so!" There was also a funny spoof commercial on the Oldies station here with TNG parodies on popular songs. It had amazingly accurate imitations of Captain Picard singing the songs, stuff about Riker being a fool, and wanting to "get comfy" with Counselor Troi!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 May 00 - 03:45 PM

That was 'Star Trekking across the Universe' first sung by a member of (I think) Blackheath Morris dance team, someone overheard it, stole it and it became (regrettably) a No.1 hit song. It went orginally to the tune of 'I am the music man', but the person who stole it didn't get copywrite for the tune. He never bothered to credit the song either.....

Filthy son of a Romulan whore......

LTS


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 May 00 - 06:23 PM

Is anybody interested in the fact that back in the Dark Ages Leonard Nimoy cut a 45 with the song "Bilbo Baggins--Way Down in a Hobbit Hole"? Leonard sings low bass. I used to have it, bu my brother stole it from me.


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 14 May 00 - 06:28 PM

I've heard of it, Sorch, and it's a rare find indeed! Too bad yer bro stole your preciousssss...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 00 - 12:21 PM

What do you other trekkies/trekkers think, do Romulans HAVE whores? If so, would they consider the term an insult?


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Penny S. (elsewhere)
Date: 15 May 00 - 01:17 PM

So what did you think of Galaxy Quest?


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 15 May 00 - 01:47 PM

GUEST, that's exactly what they did to Lt. Tasha Yar, when she was captured by the Romulans--die, or become the mistress of a high-ranking Romulan statesman. The Cardassians did the same thing with Bajoran women...."comfort women" like the Japanese did to their own women during WWII.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 15 May 00 - 03:27 PM

Sorry, that Guest was me, forgot to sign in. Mbo, yes, but mistresses aren't whores, not even when being forced into it. If they can force people into mistressery (?) maybe they don't NEED whores?


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Penny S.
Date: 15 May 00 - 05:04 PM

Mrr, just how do you distinguish between a forced sexual partner and a prostitute? Oh, of course, the latter is paid. And free to go off and give her money to her pimp. And have you all noticed how the slave women of Orion have surfaced in conversation on recent editions? How can the Federation have dealings with societies which still have slavery? Does this fit in with all that stuff about freedom and liberty J T Kirk used to spout? OK the Cardassians are baddies, but, by and large, their "mistresses" were slaves, even if Gul Ducat (sp?)was reasonable really.

Heck, isn't it just a TV series, and movies? With strongly derivative music - Klingons arriving to chunks of Vaughan Williams, for instance.

Penny S.


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 15 May 00 - 05:13 PM

Jerry Goldsmith ROCKS!!!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 16 May 00 - 02:23 PM

Penny, I agree with your distinction in context - a forced sexual partner is a slave to the rapist, and the prostitute is a slave to the pimp. But don't neglect the possibility that prostitution be legal and socially supported (Cardassia? Holland?) where it could really be a job choice, much as (many) Americans would like to think otherwise. I remember minding that the Federation seemed to mind slavery less than, say, psychedelic drug use (remember that episode, Mbo will know the title, where Dr. Crusher figures out that the "remedy for the plague" is really a narcotic, and the plague itself withdrawal symptoms, and they got all high-and-mighty about how awful it was and let's violate the Prime Directive and make sure these people have no fun unless they are sober) - but I digress. However, I was thinking of the many societies where buying the services of a woman, nor offering to sell them, is NOT so frowned upon that the woman's part in it cannot be seen as a choice.


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Mbo
Date: 16 May 00 - 02:50 PM

Mrrz, that was "Symbiosis". Check Tasha's corny Nancy Reagan-esque drug speech to Wesley. Very true and important of course, but it sounded like an public service announcement. Oh well, first season mistakes!

--Mbo (BTW Merrick Buttrick, who played the lead withdrawal patient, and also played Kirk's son in the movies, dies of AIDS soon after that episode was filmed...)


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Subject: RE: Litttle Star Treks
From: Penny S.
Date: 16 May 00 - 04:11 PM

Mrr, thanks for that reference - for some reason the other night, a friend and I were trying to recall an episode like that - similar situation to the Jem Hadar, isn't it? (Actually, I've just remembered the context,and it isn't relevant.) Mudcat synchronicity again.

I'm not sure how much truly voluntary prostitution there is anywhere - but the Orion women are always spoken of as slaves, and for a long time, I'd thought they had been discreetly forgotten, like the early Klingons. I would have thought the holosuite would have made the matter academic, anyway. As well as its prime purpose of being a plot embarrassment. I, and the person I watch with, tend to find holosuite stories less satisfactory than the "real" ones.

Penny


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Subject: Lyrics: Litttle Star Treks *bump*
From: JesseW
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 09:00 PM

A parody, a parody -- worth bringing up nearly a decade hence...


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Subject: RE: lyr req/ADD: Litttle Star Treks (parody)
From: GUEST,Jim P
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 02:07 PM

No one has mentioned that Little Star Treks was written by Phoenix singer-songwriter Tom Tuerff, who writes some really funny things. He's also endeared himself to me by being more truthful in the naming of his CD than anyone should ever expect: its called "Something To Sell At My Gigs."

Tom Tuerff


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