January 09, 2009

Wild Wild West -- pretty girl #3

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I can see that this lady is quite attractive, but there was always something about her that repelled me. Partly I think it's because she just wasn't that good an actress, but there was something else. Even in a still photo, she still doesn't work. There's something that's just a bit off, though I'm not sure what it might be.

UPDATE: Now having watched three episodes, one thing I'm noticing quite clearly is that the Artemus character was much less important in the first season. He got a lot less screen time than I remember from the later seasons.

UPDATE: And here's #4, from episode 4:

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Interesting how much overlap there's been with original Star Trek, isn't it?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Entertainment at 11:25 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 There's something off about her face.  Like its sculpted just *slightly* wrong for human.

Posted by: metaphysician at January 09, 2009 11:33 PM (h4nEy)

2 In terms of what we expect from the "pretty girl" stereotype, I think her jaw is too strong. That may be the problem.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 10, 2009 12:13 AM (+rSRq)

3 I hadn't thought about it before but you are right about the pretty girl types in Star Trek and Wild Wild West. They both tended to cast for the same type. IIRC, Star Trek would always have a single significant girl every week, but they would make up by occasionally having gaggle in an episode. Star Trek did have an advantage in that they could show more with their costumes. Early fan service.

Posted by: toadold at January 10, 2009 10:29 AM (zcbXo)

4 The first one up there was in the ST ep about Apollo. The second one was in the Halloween episode (I think it was called "Catspaw").

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 10, 2009 10:50 AM (+rSRq)

5 I remember those faces. Ah, the beauty and elegance of ths 60's. Damn those hippies.

Posted by: Jaked at January 10, 2009 11:09 AM (N6Jlz)

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