Friday, April 26, 2013
Star Treks Weeper Plant
W is for Weeper plant. In the Star Treks classic episode of the Man Trap, the salt vampire disturbs "Gertrude" in the Enterprise botany lab.
All seemed fine on the surface until our bright pink carnivorous plant started to quiver and the little fella shrieked its lungs out. The plant whom Janice Rand calls "Beauregard" instinctively sounded the alarm because it was agitated and detected a threat to the ship. The Salt Vampire might have murdered both Sulu and Rand except that Beauregard scared it off.
Its funny watching "Beauregard" surveying the Enterprise Botany lab and ducking for cover. In Janices company the plant purrs softly because it likes her. Its obviously only a hand puppet, whose mysterious owner gave it true personality that makes you want to laugh!
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It's been a long time since I watched that episode.
It may be an episode that I've never seen.
I didn't remember the plant, but I certainly remember the salt vampire.
The star of the Man Trap has got to be Star Treks classic Salt Vampire whose dreaded presence was detected by the weeper plant! Hilarious stuff to watch.
When you see these again Susan, Beauregard reacted in the exact same way the purring fur-ball tribbles did towards the Klingons in the treks Trouble with Tribbles episode.
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