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The fact that I love this icon doesn't make me a nerd:

McCoy goes all crazygonuts

What makes me a nerd is that the moment I spotted it, I knew what episode it was from, what McCoy was screaming about, and what had happened to cause it.

-The Gneech

("City On the Edge of Forever," McCoy is having a psychotic episode caused by accidental overdose of a strong drug, injected into himself when the ship lurched in response to a time/space distortion ripple coming from the Guardian on the planet below; he will shortly beat up everyone on the bridge and beam himself down to the planet)



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Jul. 30th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Don't feel bad; I recognized it instantly as well.
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Yep, but somehow it seemed more dramatic in the episode though.
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
My Geek-fu obviously needs to be recharged, or I need to go back and watch the original series since it's been quite a bit of time since I've seen it on TV.
Jul. 30th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yep, me too. But I blame the new movie; after seing it I went back through some of the best TOS episodes.
Jul. 30th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
I think both those icons are great.
Jul. 30th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Ah, but can you name the drug without looking it up? :)
Jul. 30th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
A few years ago I would have been able to, but it's been too long.

I do know that it's neither tri-ox compound ("Amok Time") nor quadro-triticale ("The Trouble With Tribbles").

-The Gneech
Jul. 30th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
I wanna say it was something like corazine, but I've not seen the episode in years.

I did recognize the episode from the icon right away, though. The ship lurched and McCoy got himself in the stomach with the hypospray.

Jul. 31st, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
It's 'cordrazine'. :-)

Follow-up trivia question: who was McCoy going to use the cordrazine on?

Jul. 30th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
I must be a nerd then, because I did all that as well.

Jul. 30th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you didnt need to explain the icon. We all knew. :)
Jul. 31st, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Ah yes. Cordrazine. Wonderful stuff. ;-) No relation to NJ Gov. John Corzine, though!

FTW1: Writer = Harlan Ellison!
FTW2: Love Interest = Joan Collins!
FTW3: Plot = Tragic ending!
FTW4: Sequel = Spock and his pet sehlat!

Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
The script was based on Harlan Ellison's short story. I know Ellison commented on Roddenberry's treatment of his story, but I can't recall if it was positive or negative.

What I do remember (about 10 or 12 years back now) is Ellison felt more American's should seek out and read Science Fiction writers from Europe (some he felt were superior writers).
Jul. 31st, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
"Oh, that's whatsisname.. McCoy! Right?"

(Yeah, I don't know my Trek.)
Jul. 31st, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
if you want to see the full episiode

he fix sulu then at 2:07 he fell on it

a lot of the old trek goodness is in full episodes on youtube now
Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Cordrazine (even Kirk knew it was, "pretty tricky stuff").

If I recall McCoy's statement upon going paranoid, he cried out "Murder's! Assassins!" among other aspects of his cordrazine induced madness.

He only fell on the Hypo, when the Enterprise lurched under the waves of time displacement they soon would discover came from "The Guardian of Forever."

..., only to be highlighted by Kirk pointing out to a 1930's cop that Spock's ears were due to his, "..., head being caught in a mechanical.., rice picker."
Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
The Birthday of STAR TREK?
Anybody recall the exact date???

Just a hint - I premiered on NBC, at 10 PM.
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
set (confusion)= i dont know
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