Friday, March 09, 2007

Those Wacky 23rd Century Federation Types

Of course, anyone who's intent on properly whuppin' hordes of Ancient Persians would be better served sending Kirk through the Guardian of Forever.



My brother calls this The-Zippered-Boot-To-The-Torso-Kick, and I have it on good authority it was first put to use at Thermopylae. A surefire contest winner you can always fall back on (so long as you're wearing a gold velour tunic).

3 comments:

ジョエル said...

Shanter has a good little piece on this in his autobiography. Apparently he used this move so much in the series, he forgot it doesn't really work in real life and tried to try it on a punk who was threatening his daughters. He claims he ended up on his ass, and I believe him

Whisky Prajer said...

Yeah, if the recipient isn't co-operative, the whole (*cough*) enterprise is likely to be a disaster.

Say, JS, have you read/reviewed Pressfield's Gates of Fire, or any of his other historical fictions? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.

trentreimer said...

That's a great Shatner anecdote. Fortunately a man in his position can afford goons to meet out justice...

It's also a reminder that good screen fighting should, like most else on screen, try to avoid real life as much as possible.