On September 8th, 1966, CBS broadcast "The Man Trap", the first episode of Star Trek to go to air, though it was the sixth one produced. The network executives wanted to lead off with a monster, assuming that the audience's taste in science fiction had been formed by 1950s creature features. The salt vampire costume was designed by Wah Chang, and worn by Sandra Gimpel. Jeanne Bal played Nancy Crater, the shapeshifting creature's human form. In a typical Trek inconsistency both Kirk and McCoy behave in the film Star Trek VI (1991) as if they've never met a shapeshifter before -- even though McCoy carried a torch for Nancy Crater, and the creature tried to eat Kirk's face.
I think I've got it figured out. Dune is an allegory of Scottish football. Scotland is Arrakis, do you see? Television revenue is the Spice. Rangers fans are the Fremen. The SFA is the Bene Gesserit. Craig Whyte is Sting. Doesn't that clarify things?
Morton meet amateur side Gourock Thistle this evening in the semi-final of the Renfrewshire Cup. Last week St Mirren defeated Carlton YMCA 10 - 0 to earn a berth in the final in July. [Morton 3 - 1 Gourock Thistle. Not quite 10 - 0.]
The SPL is in action today. Dunfermline must beat Inverness CT and hope that Aberdeen beat Hibs, if the Pars are serious about avoiding relegation. [Pars draw, but Hibs win.]