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Art Binninger's STAR TRIX: Of Clay And Cardboard

14. STAR TRIX: THE FLICK Reel 2

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Frame Grabs From The Second Half

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The Fulton's Folly II powers up to leave drydock.
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Klurk scolds Ineedya about playing footsie with Pastafazoola.
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The ship makes a clumsy departure, banging against the side of the drydock.
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The impulse engines glow to life.
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The Martian rush hour temporarily waylays the mission.
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Klurk calls for warp speed but Flerp and Scotch are doubtful they can deliver.

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The ship gets caught in a wormhole. This sequence was shot with a lens attachment that created multiple image refractions.
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Heckler alerts the captain to their dangerous situation.
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An asteroid has been sucked into the wormhole on a collision course with the ship (it was actually a Winchell's apple fritter).

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Heckler and Klurk argue over whether to use phasers or photon torpedoes on the asteroid.
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Pastafazoola and Cowalski solve the dispute by firing both weapons.
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The intruding asteroid is vaporized ( I ate the apple fritter, thus saving the ship ).
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Clear of the wormhole, Cowalski finds a Vulcan shuttle approaching.
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The craft leaves its warp drive sled to deliver a passenger.
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Cowalski indelicately escorts Mr. Specks to the bridge.
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Klurk is reviewing the Starfleet manual when Specks enters the bridge.
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Heckler nags Specks about his lack of uniform.
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Dr. Magillacuddy enters to needle Specks who gives as good as he gets. 
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Later in engineering, Specks balances the warp engines for Mr. Scotch.
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Pastafazoola prepares for another go at reaching warp speed.
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The ship successfully makes the jump to warp speed . . . backwards.
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Klurk approves of the bass-ackwards approach.
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The intruder fires an energy bolt at the ship.
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Specks recommends that they try to communicate with the cloud before it takes another shot.
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Another bolt is looming in front of the ship.
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Ineedya gives Klurk some ego-boosting after the cloud rejects his overtures.
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A little John Lennon tune pacifies the nasty nimbus.
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After penetrating the cloud, the crew discovers a immense spaceship.
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Specks offers his artistic analysis of the alien craft to the bemused Klurk.
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The Fulton's Folly II continues its flyover of the monstrous spacecraft.

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A probe from the alien ship appears on the bridge.
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The probe decides to abduct Ineedya for its own purposes.
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With Ineedya gone, Lt. Flerp is assigned the navigator's station.
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The starship is pulled inside the giant alien craft.
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Scotch advises Klurk against trying to escape the bigger ships tractor beam.
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Klurk and Specks respond to Heckler's incessant whining.
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The Fulton's Folly travels through the alien ships innards.
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An intruder appears in Ineedya's quarters. Dr. Magillacuddy is ready to examine it.
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Klurk is informed that this is a mechanical copy of Ineedya created by the aliens.
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Heckler is assigned to find out about the aliens from the Ineedya copy.
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Heckler is supposed to lead the Ineedya/probe around the ship but their roles get reversed.
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Mr. Specks dons a spacesuit and leaves the ship to study the alien known as Tonly.
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Specks' attempt at entering Tonly is thwarted by faulty timing.
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Back on the bridge, Heckler and the Ineedya-copy are getting a bit chummy.
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The cloud containing Tonly and the Fulton's Folly reaches Earth.
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Tonly launches a series of energy bolts around Earth to persuade Klurk to disclose the whereabouts of "The Crew".
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Lt. Flerp reports the dire circumstances to the admiral.
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Ineedya says that Tonly will stop the bolts if Klurk turns over "The Crew".
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Heckler and Klurk at odds again, this time over how to treat Ineedya's threat.
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Klurk and his staff plot strategy.
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The Ineedya-probe becomes irritated by Klurk's refusal to divulge any info about "The Crew".
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As tensions rise between Klurk and Ineedya, the bridge crew decides to get out of harm's way.
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Ineedya strikes a deal instead of striking Klurk.
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The ship is permitted to enter Tonly's inner command center.
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Inside the chamber, they approach a charred, earlier version of their starship.
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Specks discovers a life-support envelope forming outside the ship.
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Much to Klurk's dismay, Heckler insists on going outside with him, Specks, Ineedya and Magillacuddy.
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The group is whisked to the old ship on a floating platform.
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Heckler and Ineedya stand beneath the charred, old ship.
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Klurk notices that the only letters visible on the dish are T-O-N-L-Y.
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When Klurk realizes that the wreck is the original Fulton's Folly, Heckler reveals his scheme.
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Knowing that Klurk wanted his new ship, Heckler lured him out here so he and Ineedya could finish him.
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The fallout of Heckler and Ineedya's joining will destroy the ships and the officers too.
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As Tonly's energy builds, Klurk replaces Heckler as Ineedya's partner during the scuffle.
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The cloud containing both ships and the crew disappears. Earth is saved.
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With the new starship gone, Adml. Bullthrower realizes that THE CLAY ADVENTURE HAS JUST ENDED.

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