Avenger-Trek revisited…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s radish is the one that unexpectedly appeared on my window sill yesterday afternoon.
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So, what is one to do when there is an episode of the original 1960s Star Trek on one channel, and an episode of the 1960s the Avengers on another? Well, of course you watch both of them at once by repeatedly flicking the remote – and you can jot down some random bits of dialogue to use in a reasonably amusing piece for one’s blog post the following day. Oh look, the Avengers episode might be one of my favourites, that one with the Winged Avenger in it? What daft fun that is!…

‘Unable to establish contact with the planetoid Captain.’
‘I will need concrete evidence Mr Steed!’
‘But no protective shields?’
‘I think I need a good night’s sleep…’
‘Kirk to engineering – Mr Scott!… Mr Scott!…’
‘You can depend on it Mrs Peel.’
‘To the transporter room! At the double!’
‘I see you’ve been practising!’
‘Captain’s log supplemental:’
‘Just keep it short, sharp, and to the point!’
‘Transporting into the darkness is unnerving!’
‘He’s been clawed to death.’
‘The central brain is damaged, memory core burned out Bones!’
‘Some huge obscene bird Steed!’
‘Spock, have you ever seen anything like that before?’
‘A sailor’s friend?’
‘It’s closing fast – beam me up!’
‘Boobies and gannets?…’
‘He’s suspended in transit Captain.’
‘Maybe he climbed up the wall?’
‘The illusive creature will now reveal something sir…’
‘A cup of tea Mrs Peel?’
‘What is it Scotty?’
‘If it came to the worst you could always eat a dog.’
‘Activate shields!…’
‘Quite so, young lady…’
‘One-one-seven mark two!…’
‘It’s made a real mess of your desk!’
‘It shows an increasing magnitude of energy sir.’
‘You can walk up the side of a house?’
‘Partly alive and vital Captain.’
‘That takes all the romance out if it Mrs Peel!…’
‘We wish you no harm…’
‘Consider the ostrich Mrs Peel.’
‘Do not come closer to our ship!…’
‘Flush me out something big!’
‘Lock in phaser tracking controls!’
‘Eeee-urp…!’
‘Spock, come with me!’
‘Surely you don’t thing that I…?’
‘Identical, identical!’
‘For heaven’s sake feel it!…’
‘There can be no error Captain.’
‘Where would you be without a plot?’
‘General quarters – condition green!’
‘I must apologise Mrs Peel.’
‘It will strengthen her whole ego-structure.’
‘Eeee-urp…!’
‘It’s useless Captain…’
‘Eeee-urp…!’

(The Winged Avenger)

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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3 Responses to Avenger-Trek revisited…

  1. memadtwo says:

    ‘We wish you no harm…’
    Well we’ve heard that before, haven’t we? (K)

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