@tcmparty live tweet schedule for the week beginning Monday, June 12, 2017. Look for us on Twitter…watch and tweet along…remember to add #TCMParty to your tweets so everyone can find them :) All times are Eastern.
Wednesday, June 14 DOUBLE FEATURE 3:45 PM — FROM HELL IT CAME (1957) Guest host @DraconicVerses aka @TCM_Dragon After he’s framed for murder and executed, a South Seas prince returns as a vengeful tree spirit.
10:00 PM — BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area’s exotic beauty.
Star Trek: The Original Series-Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek: Next Generation-Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Star Trek: Voyager-Captain Kathryn Janeway
“But Carly,” you say, “You forgot to mention Captain Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space 9.”
Wel, I didn’t. I saved that one for last; for dramatic effect. Because DS9 has the unique distinction of being the only Star Trek series where the captain does not get the last word. That honour went to….
Lets, just think about that for a moment. Whether you watch Star Trek or not, I think we can all agree that the most iconic person on the show is the captain. The captain is the main character of the series. They are our introduction to the show, the eyes in which we view the world that they inhabit. When a new Trek series is being created the producers look meticulously for the right actor to bring the captain to life. When Trekkies have debates, you know at least one topic of discussion is going to be, “Who was the best captain?” (the answer is Sisko). The captain is the symbol of the show. It makes sense to give the captain the last word in a series. But that’s not what DS9 did. They didn’t just give the last line to a non-captain, they gave it to Quark. A character who is not a member of Star Fleet. A Ferengi with a different moral code than Star Fleet. It’s like McDonalds going out of business and the company’s final goodbye is being given by the Hamburglar (I’m hungry. It was the only comparison I could think of). In the end, I don’t think the writers gave Quark the last line because they didn’t like Sisko, I think they gave him the last line because they like Quark.