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One of my brothers had a couple of those when he was younger. They were part of the late stage Turtles toy line where they basically ran out of ideas and issued a couple of mash-ups, or other excuses to put the turtles in costume, every year.
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My grandma had a Riviera.

It smelled really weird. I dunno if that was because of the grandma or the Riviera.

She got it in the 80s and for some reason insisted on getting an 8-track player instead of a tape cassette player in it.
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I am glad they showed at least one downside of this otherwise awesome device. What they didn't include was the inevitable hand-waving (at this cute, wobbly stage) when she reaches excitedly for the flashing lights and sends the food flying across the room.
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I am glad they showed at least one downside of this otherwise awesome device. What they didn't include was the inevitable hand-waving (at this cute, wobbly stage) when she reaches excitedly for the flashing lights and sends the food flying across the room.
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Like a babby could breach the forward shields of the U.S.S. Enterprise!

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I am glad they showed at least one downside of this otherwise awesome device. What they didn't include was the inevitable hand-waving (at this cute, wobbly stage) when she reaches excitedly for the flashing lights and sends the food flying across the room.
Ha ha!

Like a babby could breach the forward shields of the U.S.S. Enterprise!

It is to laugh! I am laughing at you, JoeP!

Trelane could! And Trelane was a babby!

Now, the tables are turned, and you are laughing at you, wei yau!!

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I caught the episode "The Perfect Mate" today. There are two things most commonly noted about this particular episode. One is that it stars a young Famke Janssen and second, she plays a version of the Perfect Male Fantasy. (If there's a page on TV Tropes about that part, it isn't listed on her page.)

Critics can have their way with the writers about Kamala and how she was simply created to fulfill the fantasies of any man she's close to. You can dress it up in "that's just their culture" language, just like defenders of certain DC Comics might (to note something recent and somewhat related), but it doesn't change the fact that this is a created character. One that doesn't quite pass the nudge-nudge, wink-wink, know what I mean test.

But she isn't what we're supposed to take away from the episode. The Perfect Mate was a character piece. And as with most of the really good character pieces of the Next Generation this one was about Captain Jean Luc Picard. I confess that I have had innumerable dishonorable thoughts borne out of this episode. But the better me is fascinated with how the Captain deals with Kamala. Because it's not just about how he works with her, but how he comports himself. I can't imagine the most honorable knight handling the situation with more chivalry.
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I love that episode, despite its Geishaness, for the exact reason you describe: it's a superb exploration of that superest of all superegos, Jean Luc Picard. His expression in the last scene after the old escort guy asked him how he resisted her charms is something exquisite. I want to go to there. Way up in there.
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I've been watching the remastered version of the original series for the past week or so (I'm on episode 29 I think) and I swear I've never seen some of these. In fact yesterday I was all "how odd, that guy sounds just like Mr. Roark" and then "wait, his name is Khan you say? Like from the movie?" That's right, I thought they totally made up Khan's backstory for the movie. I had no idea Mr. Roark was ever on Star Treks. Also I love how Kirk macks on a 17 yr. old girl, who Bones describes as "an exciting creature". :lol: I knew they were all about exploiting the greens but I didn't know they were pedos too!
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For serious? That was one of the subtle geniuses of the Wrath of Khan (KHAAAAAN!); that it was an established bad guy with a history with Kirk.
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I caught the episode "The Perfect Mate" today. There are two things most commonly noted about this particular episode. One is that it stars a young Famke Janssen and second, she plays a version of the Perfect Male Fantasy. (If there's a page on TV Tropes about that part, it isn't listed on her page.)

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But she isn't what we're supposed to take away from the episode. The Perfect Mate was a character piece. And as with most of the really good character pieces of the Next Generation this one was about Captain Jean Luc Picard. I confess that I have had innumerable dishonorable thoughts borne out of this episode. But the better me is fascinated with how the Captain deals with Kamala. Because it's not just about how he works with her, but how he comports himself. I can't imagine the most honorable knight handling the situation with more chivalry.
I liked how she took it upon herself to chose to bond with JLP, because she liked who she was when she was with him. It says a lot about his character, and like BMan says, it was a character piece about him, not her. Even though (or especially since) she was probably never going to see him again in her life, that meant that she would be her own person, not defined by her relationship with her mate. I also liked how the guy she ended up with couldn't care less either way. It was her own fucked up culture that gave her away like that, and the guy who received her was like, yeah, whatever, do your own thing, you are a person after all.
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It was an interesting subversion of the trope. Instead of the stoic male being the one to go on through his days pining for what could have been, it's the fantasy woman. JLP may have been tempted but he never gave in. And as it ended up, the fantasy was the one who would be emotionally divided between her biology, her duty (everything she was raised to be and do: "I am for you, Alrik of Valt") and her passion, something (someone) she had never before dreamed about wanting or having. As she says in one of their later conversations:

"You once asked what I am like when I am alone. I've never been. There was always someone there to educate me in literature, history, art, sex. But I've been alone on this journey. And I found myself thinking about all the curious questions you asked. You wanted to know who I am? And as I continued to ask myself the only answer that came to me is 'I am for you, Alrik of Valt.' Because that's the truth. In a day I will bond with a man I have never met. And I will turn myself into what he wants me to be for the rest of my life."
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