π‘‡π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘˜ {π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿ}: π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‡π‘€π‘œ.

Three of the Highest Echelon: The Ultimate Computer; Where No Man Has Gone Before; and The Man Trap. Some prose to follow. See which it pertains to!

Gary Mitchell leaves little doubt of his seriousnessβ€”he is most certainly *not* jokingβ€”with Lee Kelso. He then ruminates, with ever-increasing wonder, about his newly found, awesome, and steadily burgeoning powers. Gary Lockwood delivers a masterful performance as the metamorphosing Mitchell.

Towering genius Dr. Richard Daystrom, in the midst of further un-understanding, plans to β€œshow” Leonard McCoyβ€”plans to show everyone, in factβ€”and delivers, in his stentorian manner, a powerfully declamatory oration, all the while teetering on the very brink of sanity/insanity. 

In trying earnestly to persuade the well-nigh legendary (and Great) M5 Multitronic Unit (which displays its textbook Uncompromising Stance) to do, and to not do, certain things, the mighty and almost eternal Dr. Richard Daystrom begins an ill-fated rumination on his life and work, and the all-too-prevalent injustices therein. A last, desperate, titanic, paradigmatic, Γ¦on-defining manifestation of wild grandiosity brings with it predictable results. 

Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Captain Kirk (William Shatner) employ a potent cocktail of chicanery and subterfuge to subdue the solitude-defending archaeologist, Professor Robert Crater (Alfred Ryder). They proceed to interrogate him vigorously, mainly/entirely concerning the whereabouts of his wife.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 π‘»π’“π’†π’Œ {𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓}: 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕 π‘Άπ’π’†.

Mighty and Iconic Moments in Star Trek, Television Series, and—Human—History. Space Seed, The Way to Eden, and Arena.

Five-O {The Hawaii}: Part 3.

Pummeling/Existential.

The great Barry Bonamo, and (arguably) The Most Existential Moment in Human History are featured.

Don’t miss the earlier 5-O posts: One, and Two.

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ πΉπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘”π‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘  𝐼 π»π‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘†β„Žπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’𝑑…

These Fragments I Have Shored Against My Ruins…

Ice.
Adieu…

Hieronymo’s Mad Againe…

Paul Bettany displays simply towering talent in his portrayal here of serial killer Ted Kaczynski. Such examples of the following phenomenon are not without precedent, but they are rare fowl indeed. The Phenomenon: Bettany manages to be more Unabomber-esque than the Unabomber himself. Sure, it’s not possible; but this seems to pose little hindrance. Like G. Oldman as Stansfield, Olivier as Christian Szell, and Brando as Lee Clayton, Bettany simply has that much power to spare.Β It is rare indeed that a performance can truly be categorized as iconic…but the word applies fully in this situation. Incredible mastery. I find it haunting, in any number of ways, to this day. Indelible.

*And* herein lies the most….well, the most any-number-of-Things…iteration of “Huh.” Ever.

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ 𝐢𝑆𝐼. π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‚𝑛𝑒.

Brilliant performances—both very low-key, but extremely effective—by Ned Beatty and Taylor Nichols, which really get across what a sociopath is: for one thing, they generally don’t stand out. And, of course, there are other qualities….

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘¦ π‘ƒπ‘¦π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘›. π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ πΉπ‘–π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘.

Most {well, all…} of these videos were wiped from the face o’ the earth, or at least from YouTube, semi-recently. It has been one of my ambitions to reinstate them, preferably in even better quality. These absurdist geniuses must be made available!! {7/21/2019}

And so…as Kevin Phillips-Bong stoically accepts the somewhat-less-than-one-might-want voting numbers, this concludes this, the first installment of re-Montying the planet. These pioneering wonders must—and shall be—well, you know what I mean.

The Mr. Cannon.

Somewhat unconvinced…

**The seemingly invincible Nielsen, and even the record-settingly acerbic Roy Scheider, succumb, in the end, to the resolute Detective.**

The indomitable, dogged, yet supremely courteous Frank Cannon (William Conrad) is unlikely to swerve, even momentarily, from his pursuit of the truth.

{NOTE: This post revised, and revised with a passion, July 3, 2019.}

Five-O. {The Hawaii…}

Tin Idol!!! 4 Ways.
Norman Alden in a scene from the film ‘Andy’, 1965. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)

Crucial, unforgettable scenes & images from 3 iconic episodes: Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain; You Don’t Have to You Don’t Have To Kill To Get Rich…But It Helps; and the “Tin Idol” oriented Rest in Peace, Somebody.

{NOTE: Revised 7/6/2019.}