Vacation’s over, and now it’s back to business. I’ve stretched as best I could to find four more entries to finish this fight, and the next two come from Star Trek. Tonight’s feature has the crew of the Enterprise coming across gnomes, trolls, goblins, and Mr. Scott continues his bad pun run. To wit:

He can do worse. Worse enough to make Spacebooger weep. (EDIT: Scratch that. Fred actually had a worse pun in the intro.)

Friday Night Fights: G7-Fight Music

Track 9 of 12

The Dance floor: Star Trek #16 (Marvel Comics: Oct. 1981)

The Promoters: Martin Pasko (writer), Luke McDonnell (penciler), Day & Trapani (inkers), Janice Chiang (letterer), and Carl Gafford (colorist)

While investigating the disappearance of a group of colonists, the crew make friends with a pair of “gnomes”, who agree to help against a group of “trolls”. However, the ship is invaded by “goblins”. You know, just another Wednesday aboard the good ship Enterprise.


Well, so much for those years of weapons training.

Unaware of what’s happening on the ship (especially after the communications console is destroyed), the away team (to use a TNG term) listens to a musical history of the locals.


Sing along if you know the words.

Back on the ship, the Security finally stop embarassing themselves earns their pay.


A slave to fashion.

But the big shocker takes place in the brig, when one of the “goblins” try to attack their jailer.


David, where do you go so horribly, horribly wrong.

This and other evidence helps Kirk piece things together. The “trolls” are the colonists, the “gnomes” the bad guys, and the hats aren’t just a bad fashion statement.


And I've already learned in 10 minutes what it took you years to master!

Kirk’s past history with plot devices allows him to learn how to use it immediately.


Next time, try "get off my lawn, you kids"!

Turns out all they wanted was to be left alone, but not trusting strangers they decided to turn them into monsters instead. So the colonists are restored, nobody knows how the caps can possibly work, and Scotty can’t let us get away without a cheap pun.


Scotty's beaten body was later found in an air lock for this pun.

Kind of makes you want to cry, doesn’t it?

OK, not a very good offering, but at least it’s an entry and legal. The next one will at least be different as we return to the Enterprise for another adventure next week. But for now, vote for this week’s track.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

6 responses »

  1. […] Tronix “Gnomes” a good song when he hears one… and then hits you with a […]


  2. notintheface says:

    To use a line from another popular science fiction show of that era:

    “Oh, the pain! The pain!”


  3. notintheface says:

    Here’s another clue:




    • ShadowWing Tronix says:

      Now that one I recognize. I love Mission: Impossible. 😀

      Seriously, though, I don’t remember the other line from Lost in Space, but I didn’t watch it that often. Just enough to know the movie got the characters wrong.


      • notintheface says:

        It was a line often uttered by Dr Smith, usually when he was suffering some minor inconvenience or lost opportunity.

        While the Lost In Space movie was still somewhat entertaining, I get what you mean about getting the characters wrong, particularly Matt “Joey” LeBlanc as Major Don West. There was a moment early on where he was in a scene with the original Don, Mark Goddard, playing a general and Major West’s superior officer, and Goddard acted rings around him.


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