Friday, March 23, 2007



Randy said...

I believe the Gorn (Kirk's reptilian adversary) was voiced by Bob Dylan. Its raspy smoker's hack is unmistakable. That episode of Star Trek was filmed not long after Dylan released Blonde on Blonde, and it's not far-fetched to believe that Dylan was looking to tap into the burgeoning Trekkie market. Visionary that he was, Dylan knew those date-less sci-fi geeks had gobs of disposable cash. Likewise, Gene Roddenberry admired Dylan's work, clearly evidenced by the Gorn itself, which looks more than a little like Dylan on the Blonde on Blonde album cover.

So the next time you stumble across that episode of Star Trek, quickly pop in the Blonde on Blonde CD and listen to the vocal similarities between the Gorn and "Temporary Like Achilles." I'm certain you'll come to the same conclusion.

Quite frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if the complete fight sequence between the Gorn and Kirk syncs up perfectly with "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again."

Pat said...

I like how Kirk gave up after one half-assed punch to the back of the Gorn. What species would that finish off? He should have at least tried a groin kick. The Gorn have to procreate somehow. It's a good bet.

Randy said...

Groin-kicking is prohibited by the Prime Directive, because to injure an alien's reproductive organs is to interfere with that species' natural development.

What Kirk should've done was to give the Gorn a purple nurple. The Prime Directive don't say nuthin' 'bout that!