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I'd like to talk about an issue that concerns every literate American today. An issue that cuts right to the heart of the cancer eating at the world and bares it all for the eye to see. A topic that is, no doubt, very much in the hearts and minds of people today:

Star Trek.

That's right, kids. Before we move on in this world we must all, every one of us, reconcile ourselves with Star Trek 4. You remember the one. It had whales and the 1980's. Oh yeaaaah, that one!

Frankly, boys and girls, I'm getting tired of hearing this installment in the Star Trek library abused. YES, it was in many respects a silly movie. YES, it had only a little to do with the real Star Trek storyline, but dammit, look what it came out of! Anyone who's watched Star Trek 3 knows damn well the series was due for some lightheartedness. And who can help but grin at the esteemed Leonard Nimoy saying, totally straightfaced: "They are not the hell your whales" ?

Personally, all whale-saving messages aside, I'd consider this my second favorite Star Trek movie.

The Wrath of Khan still holds #1

"Quit this world, quit the next world, quit quitting!" -Sufi proverb.

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The following comments are for "And Now For Something Completely Different"
by Beckett Grey

What were you thinking?
I would like to know how you came up with this. I haven't even thought of that movie in years, and for that matter, who would?

But it was a funny, well written piece.


( Posted by: Richard Dani [Member] On: December 11, 2001 )

Who would?

You wouldn't believe...

( Posted by: Beckett Grey [Member] On: December 11, 2001 )

Star Trek 4 was great, especially for those who know the characters. Good short humor.

( Posted by: The Recycled Avatar [Member] On: December 27, 2001 )

Go, whales
I must admit that i have not seen the Wrath of Khan. However, of the Star Trek movies that i have seen, IV is definately my favourite. "The hell they are!" Yes, Leonard. The hell they are. I also love seeing him make th headband to hide the ears.

( Posted by: E.G. Evans [Member] On: February 4, 2002 )

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