Monday, April 27, 2015

When last we left the Swine Trek...

The Muppet Show had one recurring skit, the Swine Trek, in which Captain Link Hogthrob, Miss Piggy, and Dr. Julius Strangepork met unusual obstacles in outer space.

To quite the Muppet Wiki, Link Hogthrob is a blonde, cleft-chinned pig with a high opinion of himself.

Dr. Julius Strangepork is an elderly pig who serves as the scientist on board the Swine Trek,

And Miss Piggy- well, Miss Piggy is Miss Piggy.

Of course, the Swine Trek is a parody of Star Trek. Now that I have seen Star Trek, I appreciate Link Hogthrob all the more. Captain Kirk annoys me. Link is a complete dunce, but still preferable.

Palisades made a playset of the Swine Trek that came with Miss Piggy. To my deep regret, I could not afford it when it came out and the one playset I have, the backstage theater, takes up quite enough room, thank you very much.

However, today Link and Strangepork found themselves aboard quite a different spaceship.

This one is called the TARDIS- Time and Relative Dimension in Space.

They don't know quite what to make of it.

There are some weird shipmates.

Dr. Strangepork does not really want to admit that he does not understand the science- but the again, he never does.

Is that a Dalek or is it M. A. M. M. A., the musical robot?

Our heroes have not been made into bacon- it must be safe after all.

Although Link still prefers to have as many people between him and the machine as possible. Just to be safe.

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