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


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.


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.)

[User Picture]From: moondancerdrake
2009-06-10 12:10 pm (UTC)
Holy geez! How did someone not see how aweful this was?
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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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From: capriuni
2009-06-10 07:09 pm (UTC)
They discuss Pike's fate and what they'll do with him (he gets no say in the matter).

::Ahem:: well... err...

The most generous thing I can say about that is that at least it's a realistic depiction of the privileged s--t many PWD have to put up with in the real world... (!?!)

Though one would hope things had improved in the 300 years hence...
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[User Picture]From: haddayr
2009-06-10 08:15 pm (UTC)
Are there LJ lists the two of us DON'T both follow? :-)
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From: capriuni
2009-06-10 11:01 pm (UTC)
Sure -- plenty! For example, I'm not on gimpgirl and you're not in dwcanon_fodder.

Edited at 2009-06-10 11:02 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kynn
2009-06-10 08:48 pm (UTC)
They should make a version of this TOS prop to hang on your tree.

Speaking of "prop," that's part of the problem -- poor Chris Pike is treated like just a damn prop by this shit.
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