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"There...are...TWO LIGHTS!" [Jun. 10th, 2009|12:11 am]
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

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[kynn]
This seems to be the year for really problematic TOS tchotchkes from Hallmark:


Poor Captain Pike!
Relive moments from Star Trek's beloved two-part episode featuring the radiation-scarred Captain Christopher Pike.

Hear Spock and Captain Kirk speak and see Captain Pike's light flash. Battery operated. By Anita Marra Rogers. 3 1/4" H.


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There's a video of the button being pressed, and you can hear the sound also. (The soundbite they give is more amusing if you pretend it's from a slashy scene.) The video is particularly appalling, as it demonstrates that the gist of this little "keepsake" is that Kirk and Spock talk to each other over the inert, furniture-like Pike. They discuss Pike's fate and what they'll do with him (he gets no say in the matter), and the most he can do is flash his little light and beep with a vocabulary more limited that R2-D2's.

Somehow I don't think I'll be getting "The Menagerie" for my friends who use wheelchairs -- or anyone else.

(Linked via BoingBoing and charliegrrrl.)
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[User Picture]From: peskipiksi
2009-06-10 12:12 pm (UTC)
"featuring the radiation-scarred Captain Christopher Pike"? IIRC, he was the "much younger and rather pissed off about being a zoo animal" Christopher Pike for most of it. Wouldn't *that* have been a better "Menagerie" ornament?

Yeah, this is not going on my gift list either.
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