"MUDD'S WOMEN"???

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 28, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    So I'm strange.. I think of old rerun episodes and apply it in some ambigious manner to my life now (LOL)

    Being a Star Trekkie.. I thought "The Next Generation" was stellar, the original Star Trek was interesting.

    There was an episode from the first or second season of Star Trek that dealt with Harry Mudd and three women that were en route to some planet to be the wives of miners there. They maintained their beauty by taking some "illegal pills" that made them young and sexy. I remember the scene where they hadn't taken their "pills" and their looks faded quickly.

    Sometimes I think of our workout routines as this "pill". After I workout at the gym I feel great, it energizes me, its a "shower" at the basic level....
    and I keep thinking of "Mudds Women" from Star Trek...
    and how we feel when we don't get what we need (no sexual pun intended!). I always feel like crap when I don't work out...

    So this is odd thinking?
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 28, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    Remember though that those pills the women were taking weren't actually making them young and beautiful again. When the blond 'main' woman unknowingly took the placebo, she still returned to a younger more beautiful version of herself.

    So I wouldn't liken working out to those 'quick fix', superficial pills. Working out not only improves physical beauty, but also includes better health, both of which improves mental health.

    If I skip a workout I don't feel like crap physically, but I feel guilty about being too lazy. I certainly don't think of it as my 'quick fix to make me feel better' remedy, although chemicals released in the brain do improve one's state-fo-mind. But that's going back to the actual changes working out produces as opposed to the fake pick me up those pills offered.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 28, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    ShawnTO saidRemember though that those pills the women were taking weren't actually making them young and beautiful again. When the blond 'main' woman unknowingly took the placebo, she still returned to a younger more beautiful version of herself.

    So I wouldn't liken working out to those 'quick fix', superficial pills. Working out not only improves physical beauty, but also includes better health, both of which improves mental health.





    I do remember that part Shawn (the placebo the woman actually took)... my point was the action taken (pill taking) and the confidence exuded as a result and comparing that to working out.

    What you say is entirely true as far as the results from fitness, exercise, etc. Its just me and my wandering mind during my exercising...LOL icon_rolleyes.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 28, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    Hmmm...are we the only geeks on RJ? icon_wink.gif

    Star Trek? Pills? Mudd's women? WTF are they talking about???
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 29, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
    Naw, I can dig it ;) I need to have what you're having though, 'cause I'm dragon-ass when I leave the gym! icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:25 AM GMT
    This is a tangent, but the whole original series can now be viewed online.
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:34 AM GMT
    Exercise then sex. I'll sleep like a baby for sure
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    Mar 29, 2008 3:38 AM GMT
    I prefer the other episode with Harry Mudd. The one with the male androids in form fitting outfitsicon_razz.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 29, 2008 4:00 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidI prefer the other episode with Harry Mudd. The one with the male androids in form fitting outfitsicon_razz.gif


    I think that was "I Mudd" and I remember the end when they made copies of Mudd's wife and they were all bitching at him. Yuck.... I think that was the 2nd season.
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 29, 2008 4:10 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan, this is a bit of topic but:

    Are you capable of sitting upright or is your thing for lounging a result of a medical condition?

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    Mar 29, 2008 4:33 AM GMT
    I once proposed a theory that the original episodes of Star Trek had become the fabric on which our society is based. Of course, this was 25 years ago before cable TV (long before "The Next Generation"), when the old series played endlessly in repeats on late night TV.

    Basically, the original Star Trek series provided a finite set of stories that were known inside and out by our entire culture (once again, because in the days before cable TV that's all we had to watch - Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike - they were inescapable). Some of them were moralistic (Mudd's Women is a good example), some were funny (Kirk and Spock on the Planet of Chicago Gangsters) and some were just plain bizarre (Spock Needs Pussy - NOW!). In essence they served the exact same purpose as the Greek myths or the stories of the Old Testament did for generations past. They unified the culture, and gave us a common literary base to measure our own everyday experiences against.

    Sadly, the old series isn't played ad nauseum anymore, so the younger generations don't have the same familiarity with the stories as we did. Our culture no longer has an anchor, and the infinite media choices now available makes it unlikely that we'll ever have such a thing again.

    "There are a million things in this galaxy you can have, and a million things you can't have. You may not like it... but you're going to have to live with it. That's what we call growing up"
    -- Captain Kirk to Charlie X
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 29, 2008 5:27 PM GMT
    ShawnTO saidHndsmKansan, this is a bit of topic but:

    Are you capable of sitting upright or is your thing for lounging a result of a medical condition?

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    Shawn, if you look at my pics...many are "upright" as you put it. I like to take pics laying down...