Monday, March 31, 2014

Only now does it occur to me... STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME

Only now does it occur to me...  that in STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (you know, the one with the time travel and saving the whales), when the crew of the Enterprise lands in 1980s San Francisco, they totally look like a multi-culti, ludicrously garbed street gang out of a Cannon Film!

They could absolutely be strolling down a street in DEATH WISH 3 or REVENGE OF THE NINJA, for sure.
Anyway, this soon leads to the most Cannon Film-ish moment in STAR TREK history when on a public bus, Captain Kirk tells a boom-box-blasting punk (who's listening to some generic rip-off Sex Pistols) to turn down his radio.

The punk retorts with a middle finger:

before Spock intercedes with a Vulcan nerve pinch rendering the rude young fellow unconscious:

Naturally, this leads the bus to its intended destination:  Slow Clap City.

I love this movie.


Cannon said...

Ever notice that back in the 80s a lotta shit was being zapped into our time from the future or some other planet or something?

There should be, like, a tally of movies from said decade that feature this.

Anyways ...Kirk goes for pizza and beer with Chatherine Hicks. Something about that just makes me happy inside.

Sean Gill said...


Oh yeah, everything from THE TERMINATOR to FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR and BILL & TED... good stuff.

Kirk's pizza and beers with Hicks also warms my heart.