Saturday, June 11, 2011

Repost: E PLEBNISTA!

[Note: I first ran this post in April 2009. Insofar as I am working on an article about the United States Constitution for this blog--but it not being ready yet :0>-- I thought it might be fun to run this wonderful clip again.]

I always thought that The Star Trek episode called "The Omega Glory" was Bad Trek at its finest. Maybe you remember it--it's the episode where a disease turns everyone on a Federation ship into rock salt, leaving one survivor, the captain, who is the badguy. This captain beams down to the conveniently near planet, and violates the Prime Directive when he phasers hundreds of savages while protecting a village. Then Kirk gets into a fistfight with badguy captain, before they all are rescued, conveniently just before the closing credits.

It's a very silly story.

The science is ridiculous; the plot, absurd.

And I haven't seen the episode in thirty years.

But I have to admit that, when watching the Remastered Edition version of this ep this weekend, I was caught flat footed by the last three and a half minutes.

Bill Shatner reading the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States is not to be missed.

It's a message for TODAY....here....NOW!

"THESE WORDS AND THE WORDS THAT FOLLOW ... MUST APPLY TO EVERYONE OR THEY MEAN NOTHING! DO YOU UNDERSTAND?"

(I also like: "The Holy Words will be obeyed. I swear it." - Cloud William.)

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