Posts Tagged: 1960s

Swinging with the Beverly Hillbillies

Someone in the prop department of the Beverly Hillbillies was having fun. In another case of what could be gotten away with in the days before VCRs and DVRs, I present you with this image, taken from “Something for the Queen,” which aired on October 2, 1968, the second episode of Season 7. In this… Read more »


Who Mourns for Adonais?

Next up in my examination of the original series Star Trek is the early second season episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?” Like “The Apple”, this episode also explores religion, the ancient Greek religion to be exact. The story, however, isn’t anti-religious in tone. Indeed, it features one of those rare times in TOS when someone… Read more »


The Apple

Lately I’ve been rewatching the original Star Trek television series, and I’ve come to a conclusion. I’m no longer able to watch anything without analyzing it to death.  That’s one of the bad things that taking cultural studies in grad school does to you.  Once you’re exposed to theory, your life is over.  You can’t… Read more »