Brian H: "I hated hated hated hated hated the Great Gazoo with the fervor of a hundred million burning suns."
|Posted: 23 May 2018 at 7:55am | IP Logged | 12
I didn't like him that much.
So here's MY controversial suggestion: I would have liked more aliens on Star Trek TOS. I understand that from this time frame, it's easy to look back and say, "Why not?" At the time, budgetary and story constraints* prevented the use of real aliens, and I don't know if it would have gone over well or not. And there were a few aliens that I thought worked great - Gorn, Horta, the iron-eating gaseous entity, etc.
But too many occurrences of humans-as-aliens seemed to prevalent - and again, that's from the current perspective. (And truth be told, adding a forehead prosthetic didn't do a lot better in Next Gen.)
Shows with unusual alien appearances... I want to mention "Invasion from Outer Space" on The Green Hornet, but that turned out to be a hoax. But it makes me think that aliens would have been a perfect addition to an episode of Batman.
Robbie, I assume we're skipping shows like "Lost in Space", "Alf", "V", or "My Favorite Martian" whose basis was interacting with non-Terran entities.
I do so enjoy the aliens on every year's Simpson's "Treehouse of Terror" episode.
I suppose it sounds odd, but I really would have enjoyed an alien appearance in an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show". Just to see a realistic treatment of bigotry and hatred as attenuated by Sheriff Andy.
It might have been fun if the Hulk had encountered an alien. Especially one that affected him mentally or physically.
*Let's recall that Star Trek was described as "Wagon Train to the stars" - so indians and bandits worked better than talking buzzards or cactus people. :)