What, The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day worry?
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Considering today is the first day of Comic-Con (preview night used to be a fun little precursor, but now it’s a full on day of the con) I figured what better way to celebrate that than with a pair of photographs of James T. Kirk and Spock flipping through Mad Magazine.
These shots stike some very specific nostalgia chords for me since I lucked into a stack of vintage Mad back issues as a kid right around the same time that it became a family event watching Star Trek: The Original Series as reruns aired every week.
So, since I’m apparently in control of The Matrix these photos exist. Check ‘em out!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In tomorrow’s pic’s experience there’s no such thing as luck.
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July 11, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST
by Gap Toothed TV Boy
"The Lighter Side of Vulcans"! They don't care whose toes they step on!
July 11, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST
I love those MAD movie parodies!
July 11, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST
I think. It's an issue 1. I don't think the MAD humour translates well over the pond.
July 11, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST
I have a personal letter from Wiliiam Gaines on Mad letterhead. He signed it 'love and kisses, Bill'
July 11, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST
by Sir Loin
Shat's laughing it up, while Nimoy's pondering humor. It is a difficult subject. It is NOT logical.
July 11, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST
by George Zip
There is absolutely nothing to fap to in here.
July 11, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
July 11, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST
the look on Nimoy's face. priceless. "They think this is funny?"
July 11, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST
July 11, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST
If I recall, in that parody, when Spock transported to the ship, he came out rearranged. "Captain," her said, "my face wants to sit down."
July 11, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST
by Mr Soze
July 11, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST
I don't care what they've said. What they've been called. All I know is that they've saved the world so many times it's become routine. All hail.
July 11, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST
July 11, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST
I'd really like to wake up one day and find some Prequel behind the scenes stuff up here. Even if it comes with a whole lot of snark.
July 11, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST
July 11, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST
I think it was Kirk who gets rearranged by the transporter in the parody. There are Mad back issues available to read online - just not legally.
July 11, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST
because it looks like Kirk and Spock reading MAD. The second one looks like Shatner and Nimoy posing for a photo op.
July 11, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST
Maybe a real dedicated Trekker could tell you, but I bet even he'd have a hard time. That particular rocky location (probably near the famous Vasquez Rocks) was used in lots of episodes.
July 11, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST
July 11, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST
July 11, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST
July 11, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST
Spock was never on the planet. I'm such a nerd... :/
July 11, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST
knowitallfromcali - you're not the only nerd here.
July 11, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST
If memory serves me correctly, they first land (with a landing party, including Spock) at an outpost that was under attack, on some planet (say "X"). It was the superior powers that snatched Kirk and the Gorn commander and placed them on some other planet ("Y"), to go mono a mono. So, technically Spock was never with Kirk on the planet in which he fought the Gorn.
July 11, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST
by Queefer Sutherland
They were reading the parody of Star Trek. At least, that's how I remember it.
July 12, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST
by Wacky Packages
July 12, 2012, 12:51 a.m. CST
I went to my first Star Trek convention way back in 1977--I think it was in December. Gene Roddenberry was the featured speaker, and it was at this convention that he announced, in public for the first time, that there would be a Star Trek movie. Well, that brought the house down. But the highlight of the day was the ever popular Blooper Reel. The crowd demanded that it be shown three times. Great days for Star Trek fans who ate up all those reruns throughout the 1970s.
July 12, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST
Curious, Captain. This nonsequiter series of images illicites an unusual grimace and halting vocalization in the human species. I find that to be most illogical.
July 12, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST
They were filming "A private little war": http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/GadflyRage/star%20trek/privatewar/privatewar01.jpg
by Arcadian Del Sol
July 12, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST
by Arcadian Del Sol
July 12, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST
by Anthony Torchia
but who knows? cool pics
July 12, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST
by Patrick Pettay
That is the one where Kirk, Spock and McCoy get involved in a bidding war with a Klingon with the natives of a planet who closely resemble feudal Knights. The wife of the King (called Teer) is played by Julie Newmar. She is massively pregnant and bitchy to everyone except McCoy who she takes a liking to after McCoy proves that while he is a doctor, his pimp hand is still strong. When the King is killed the Klingon backs the new regime who are out to kill the wife and her unborn child. Kirk and Spock fight off the war party with makeshift bow and arrows and other tricks while McCoy delivers the baby in a cave. Most of the outdoor scenes are filmed in a steep, rocky environment like what is in the background of the pics.
July 12, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST
Captain, observe this painted image on the last page: once you fold it in, it becomes... a different image. Even the statement on the bottom of the page becomes another statement.
July 12, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST
July 12, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST
Captain, it seems that this magazine was the downfall of this planet's culture. Indeed, it drove to them to the cover's namesake. Madness, Captain. Complete, utter, madness.
July 12, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST
by Darth Macchio
As the true original, can you imagine how much fun it must be to just bust that persona out?
July 12, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST
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