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(Nerd Alert!) Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them
IO9 ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Charlie Jane Anders

Posted on 03/03/2012 12:28:47 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them

The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts of Vina's dance sequence.

Including a part where the poor slavegirl gets whipped. Turns out being an Orion slavegirl isn't all dancing and quoting poetry.

Tom Redlaw, aka Bird of the Galaxy, has collected tons and tons of behind-the-scenes Star Trek images and rare frames from the show. These were sold as 35 mm film cells at conventions and via mail order through Lincoln Enterprises, a company run by Gene Roddenberry and his wife, Majel Barrett. And now, Redlaw has been scanning and restoring these rare images and posting them on his Flickr page.

Talking to What Culture, Redlaw explains:

In the early 1970s the first Star Trek conventions happened in New York. Those, plus the original Lincoln Enterprises catalogs (you received them when you wrote to Gene Rodenberry or NBC executives) were what started me buying these. Recall, there were no VCRs, DVDs, internet. So being able to project these little slides was as close to on demand Trek images as you could get in those days. And, it was a glorious exercise trying to find your favorites. By 1975 I think I had around 2000 of these things, I guess that was the collection and really what I stopped at for 30 years. Then, one day I bought a slide and negative scanner to restore some of my own 35mm photography and just to test it out I put a scratched and red faded film clip of the Doomsday Machine into it, and I was astounded at the result. A little bit of photoshop work later and I was hooked.

Below are some of our favorite images from Redlaw's collection — dozens more are available on his Flickr page.

Just Watch the Nails, Honey!

An unused shot from the various sensuous dance moves executed by Susan Oliver as Vina for the illusion sequence from the original filming of the first pilot, The Cage.

Vina in Orion Dance Illusion 12.4.64

A clapper from the filming of the first piloit setting up Vina's dance. Susan Oliver's expression, nails, and one of the band members make this an interesting and historical shot from one of the iconic early TOS moments. From The Cage.

Vina's Sensuous Dance (unshown pose)

An unshown part of the Orion slave dance illusion from The Cage pilot. This pose and sequence was neither shown in the pilot reel nor the subsequent portions shown in The Menagerie. They involved a series of sensual, almost animal like crouching moves emphasizing the wilder side of the character. Note the long nails! Some have drawn parallels between the dance sequence and the movements of a cat (indeed in the original Rodenberry scrip Vina snarls at the servants and has to be controlled by a whip). Here we have Susan Oliver in green, this is how it all started! Filmed in December 1964.

Whipping Vina (unshown Cage sequence)

In the Orion slave dance illusion, the script calls for an introduction that shows servants attending Pike, Vina as the slave dancer coming out and acting cat like and snarling at them to chase them away, Pike's personal servant brandishing a whip to settle her down and focus on her dance, and ultimately her doing the dance we see in the pilot. This shot shows the unshown servant whip in hand, attempting to keep Vina in check. Other unused and unshown clips from this sequence are the servants attending Pike before Vina comes out:

Unshown Servant from The Cage

A servant feeds Christopher Pike fruit in the Vina as Orion slave dancer illusion from the first pilot, The Cage. This scene and the servants were not shown, even in the pilot reel. Note the multiple eyebrows!

Makeup Being Applied to Disfigured Pike

Sean Kenney has makeup applied to his face in order to portray the disfigured and paralyzed Captain Pike for the "wrap" story The Menagerie used in the first season of Star Trek TOS. Could this be the hand of Fred Phillips applying the makeup?


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KEYWORDS: captainkirk; desilu; generoddenberry; historicalphotos; nostalgia; orion; orionslavegirl; sciencefiction; scifi; specialeffects; spock; startrek; trekker; trekkie; trekkietrekker
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I am always nostalgic for the original Star Trek series ... I grew up watching the episodes as a kid. I just don't like any of the newer series, spinoffs and movies though.

I'll link more photos from Flickr: birdofthegalaxy's Photostream on this thread.

If you are an old skool Star Trek fan ... enjoy!

1 posted on 03/03/2012 12:28:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Spock's Beard Close up of Spock with beard in his cabin from the TOS episode Mirror, Mirror. This is consistently one of the favorite shows as selected by fans.
2 posted on 03/03/2012 12:30:02 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Girl Fight Girl Fight - A fun pose with Lieutenant Uhura holding at phaser point Marlena Moreau in the mirror universe. From the TOS episode Mirror, Mirror. These boots are made for....oh, never mind.
3 posted on 03/03/2012 12:31:29 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Tombstone 6.25.68 Tombstone 6.25.68 - The Anderson company filmed a number of special effects and props through the life of Star Trek. This shot, taken a month after completion of the live action shooting, was for the first filmed episode of the third season of TOS, Spectre of the Gun, and shows the set up of the filming sequence. No clapper is necessary as this is silent, so the ID is just to help identify the film leader as belonging to this job but not to synchronize sound.
4 posted on 03/03/2012 12:33:08 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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A Roll In the Hay A Roll In the Hay - The Mugato threatens Kirk with....something bad. From the TOS episode A Private Little War. Most of this show was am anti-Vietnam War escalation story, but then, out of nowhere, comes this horny big primate like creature. Ah well, this show created one of the best bloopers out there, the famous crotch arrow in cave sequence....Janos Prohaska played the Mugato. Janos also played the creature in the Cage adjacent to Pike's in the pilot and the horta from Devil in the Dark
5 posted on 03/03/2012 12:34:28 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Gary's Excellent Adventure at the Galaxy Edge Gary's Excellent Adventure at the Galaxy Edge - The optical composite showing Gary Mitchell's moment of energy transfer from the barrier at the edge of the galaxy from the Star Trek TOS second pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before. Visible here are three layers of optical including the sparkling, the white outline, and the color filtered Gary Lockwood.
6 posted on 03/03/2012 12:36:42 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I was a young adolescent with hormones on overdrive when I first saw that episode. My eyes must have been as big as saucers. After all these years she is still looking hot. If they ever did locate a planet with these gals, I would be begging the Government to give NASA more money. Hint to NASA – search harder.
The only problem is if we did find the Orion Girls, my wife wouldn’t let me keep one.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 12:37:43 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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United Colors of Beaming: An Unused Pilot Transporter Effect An Unused Pilot Transporter Effect - Many visual effects were evaluated before deciding on the final shimmer asssoicated with the transporter beaming process. This was the most colorful, showing what ultimately was a discarded effect using multiple, different color fills for each person within a red outline being "beamed" out or in via a shimmering column.
8 posted on 03/03/2012 12:39:13 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Test Shot of Fully Lit Guardian of Forever on Soundstage Test Shot of Fully Lit Guardian of Forever on Soundstage - This shot shows the soundstage with the Guardian of Forever from the TOS episode City On the Edge of Forever. Visible are all of the lights in the guardian, the forced perspective showing the small, close though meant to look far away columned structure in the back, the roof of the soundstage on the upper left, and considerrable detail on the sruface of the guardian itself including the small red splatter dots on the left and right side which I always thought were image defects but clearly are features on the prop
9 posted on 03/03/2012 12:40:50 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Last Seconds of the USS Constellation Last Seconds of the USS Constellation - With other recent uploads of the Constellation and Doomsday Machine I was reminded of this one more. An external rear view of the Constellation during the climax of the TOS episde The Doomsday Machine, this shot shows the rear view of the damaged model and the optical insert for the Doomsday Machine. .
10 posted on 03/03/2012 12:42:10 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Talos IV, Unused Optical Composite for Enterprise Briefing Talos IV, Unused Optical Composite for Enterprise Briefing - One of several optically composited images produced (I have seen five variants) to illustrate the surface of Talos IV on the Enterprise briefing room computer screen after Pike has been taken by the Talosians. From The Cage. This shot has the same land features as the one ultimately used in the show, but superimposes the Pleiades star system in the sky and a third component that looks to be clouds. This shot of the Pleiades was used in The Cage and was actually on the viewscreen on the bridge before the diagram appeared of the Talos planetary sytem on Spock's viewscreen. (the stars, not the land features)
11 posted on 03/03/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Going.....Going.....Gorn Going.....Going.....Gorn - The Gorn costume before the tunic was put on, showing the breathing holes that were essential to keep the actor inside ventillated. The suit was rubber and like wearing a total head Halloween mask.
12 posted on 03/03/2012 12:45:42 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Susan Oliver
13 posted on 03/03/2012 12:47:48 PM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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Knobs Knobs - Sherry Jackson as the android Andrea in the famous Bill Theiss costume, and the late Ted Cassidy as Ruk, from the TOS episode What Are Little Girls Made Of? A partial answer to that somewhat rhetorical question is pretty visible in Sherry's outfit in this beautifully posed shot. I guess the question answered in the picture may be more correctly stated as - what are big girls made of?
14 posted on 03/03/2012 12:49:08 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Stunt double for Scotty 6.5.67 Stunt double for Scotty 6.5.67 - Jay Jones, James Doohan's stunt double, prepares to jump simulating being struck by lightning bolt anger from an annoyed Apollo, clapper starting f/x scene filming, from the Star Trek TOS episode Who Mourns for Adonais?
15 posted on 03/03/2012 12:51:23 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Apollo Blue Screen Apollo Blue Screen - Micheal Forest on the set in front of blue screen during filming of the Star Trek TOS episode Who Mourns for Adonais?
16 posted on 03/03/2012 12:52:20 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Salt Vampire on Display Salt Vampire on Display - The salt vampire costume as displayed on the stairway of Trelaine's castle in the Star Trek TOS episode The Squire of Gothos
17 posted on 03/03/2012 12:54:06 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Empath Blooper 7.29.68 Empath Blooper 7.29.68 - On Minara II the Vians tell Kirk and Spock that Star Trek's high quality third season will enable the show to be renewed for a fourth season. Shatner and Nimoy find it difficult to film the scene seriously, and are still laughing on the sixth take. Clapper from the TOS episode The Empath. This shot is scanned from a printed image sold by Lincoln Enterprises in the 1970s and not from an original film clip, hence it is fuzzier than other images...though I would love to locate an original 35mm of this one!
18 posted on 03/03/2012 12:56:08 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m actually watching the 2009 Star Trek movie on FX right now, and they just showed the scene with Kirk in bed with Uhura’s green-skinned Orion girl roommate :)


19 posted on 03/03/2012 12:57:18 PM PST by Boogieman
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Starbase 11 Menagerie Version Starbase 11 Menagerie Version - A matte painting of Starbase 11 as shown in the beginning of the two part wrap around TOS episode The Menagerie. Another Albert Whitlock painting. This Starbase was mentioned in two episodes, The Menagerie and Court Marial, though the details shown and the sky are quite different in both treatments. They were later harmonized to some extent in the CGI remasters.
20 posted on 03/03/2012 12:57:38 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: All

Gratitude to birdofthegalaxy’s Photostream on Flickr

See all of the rest of the photos at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdofthegalaxy/


21 posted on 03/03/2012 12:59:12 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: KevinDavis

ping


22 posted on 03/03/2012 12:59:20 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Thanks for sharing this. I’ve forwarded it to my oldest son. He’s 45, and a Star Trek nerd.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 1:03:13 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DogByte6RER
I remember reading a funny story about Susan Oliver and the green body makeup.

They were doing test shots for the makeup, so they filmed her with the green makeup on. The next day, the film came back from the lab, and Oliver had normal skin color.

The filmmakers were surprised, and the director gave the order to "paint her greener." So they painted her "greener" and tried again. The next day, the film came back from the lab, showing Oliver with normal skin color.

They finally realized that each night, the guy developing and printing the test film was freaking out at what appeared to be a woman with green skin. So, he would filter the light when making the print to bring her skin tone back to normal.

No one had told him that she was supposed to be green.

24 posted on 03/03/2012 1:04:18 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: DogByte6RER

Great stuff! Thanks!


25 posted on 03/03/2012 1:10:39 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sherry Jackson was a real babe.

She probably could have gotten work as a wet nurse too.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 1:11:06 PM PST by yarddog
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow. Captain Kirk was my boyfriend when I was 4 years old. And so was James West. Started watching them both in the early 70’s.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 1:16:57 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: DogByte6RER
Sulu's dream:


28 posted on 03/03/2012 1:21:02 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: DogByte6RER; Perdogg; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Dengar01

Great stuff. Thanks !


29 posted on 03/03/2012 1:28:35 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: DogByte6RER

good memories...as usual the original is still the best


30 posted on 03/03/2012 1:29:53 PM PST by Nifster
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To: DogByte6RER
Photobucket
31 posted on 03/03/2012 1:31:20 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

32 posted on 03/03/2012 1:39:10 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: DogByte6RER

How ‘bout Angelique Pettyjohn? According to Shatner she was well up for it, as her later career choice showed.


33 posted on 03/03/2012 1:44:33 PM PST by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh OK

I read it as green onion...

I had to look

Ive never seen an “onion girl”

and I used to watch the original series...

:)


34 posted on 03/03/2012 1:47:12 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: DogByte6RER

Thanks for these. Great for reminiscing. I remember watching ST over and over (& over and over!) until I finally got saturated on them.

I always got the impression that the cast & crew had as great time creating them as I had watching.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 1:49:28 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr
Saw all the Original Series first run on NBC...ST-TOS kicks the sh-- out of the wussy crap ST-NG
36 posted on 03/03/2012 2:04:01 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: tophat9000

Shut up Wesley!/s


37 posted on 03/03/2012 2:05:34 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: DogByte6RER

A great line from that episode is when Apollo says something along the line of being a god and Kirk replies “We have other gods now.”

Always liked that show as Kirk or Spock referenced that maybe these aliens were the basis of “gods” in ancient times - an echo of von Daniken, et al?

Felt kinda sorry for Apollo when he realizes that Game Over has occurred and wants to join the old gang.

Like others, I prefer the original series with all its corny sets - at least some of the aliens were in non-human form instead of just humanoids in different configurations.


38 posted on 03/03/2012 2:08:09 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Dallas59
Darn..... I thought there were going to be Princess Leia slave girl pictures on this thread.

(I hope the mods don't get mad at me)

39 posted on 03/03/2012 2:09:29 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: DogByte6RER

Cool pix, thanks!

If you watch the later episodes closely, I swear you can see McCoy almost breaking character when he gets ready to say “He’s dead, Jim”.


40 posted on 03/03/2012 2:13:52 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kid Shelleen


Don't like the new Slave girls...way too domesticated.
41 posted on 03/03/2012 2:14:37 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yXqU-w9U0

“He’s dead” compilation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGzXEP9Z5s&feature=related

“I’m a doctor not a....” compilation


42 posted on 03/03/2012 2:19:57 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Dallas59

UGH. Faux Trek.


43 posted on 03/03/2012 2:34:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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ph


44 posted on 03/03/2012 2:36:18 PM PST by xone
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To: Dallas59
Yea but I thought mama Crusher was hot

The problem with NG was now the character were written,

All the Federation was a bunch of whitebread bloodless socialist weenies....

Funny how the lib writer of NG saw the future ...

so many of NG space races were a repacking of old simple minded cardboard cutout racist stereotypes,

The Ferengis: Space Jews/Capitalist as writer by a NAZI/Commie propagandist,

The Kingons: A lib writer idea of "people of color",

The Kingons were allowed to have blood in there veins and passion but "violent and scarry"

(At least to a Lib, I thought the Kingons were the only ones worth a shit in NG )...

Notice how they would mostly cast black actor as Kingons

But whats his face, the actor that played Crusher The wonder-puss-boy is really ok on Big Bang theory and other stuff ive seen him

45 posted on 03/03/2012 2:47:34 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Dallas59

What to you mean the condoms aren't free?

46 posted on 03/03/2012 2:51:13 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: DogByte6RER

Worthy of mention is Star Trek The Animated Series (1973–1974). While the animation was marginal, they used serious plot lines that can be argued are good enough to be considered canon.


47 posted on 03/03/2012 2:59:22 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Dallas59
Don't like the new Slave girls...way too domesticated.

According to "Star Trek, Enterprise," the "slave girls" emitted pheromones that "enslaved" the males, and the males actually became the slaves.

Mark

48 posted on 03/03/2012 3:36:21 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Yesteryear”, ‘nuff said.


49 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:57 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: DogByte6RER

I am old school Star Trek fan, hence my FReeper handle. Live long and prosper.


50 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:39 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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