Wednesday, 8 April 2015

HUNK OF THE MONTH - BILL PRATT...



What a gorgeous hunk of monsterhood.  Look at those
pins - the ones holding him together, I mean.  Doesn't your
pulse quicken at the merest glance from under his hooded eye-
lids?  Not quite a self-made man, but only one step removed
from it.  Here he is, girls - I give you the one and only -
BILL PRATT!  (But you can call him BORIS.) 

19 comments:

John Pitt said...

Suggestion for a future babe - Yeoman Rand from Star Trek, ( or Janice, as I call her )?

Kid said...

I think I should be able to accommodate your wishes, JP. (It was those short red mini-skirted uniforms, wasn't it?)

Colin Jones said...

Although the Boris Karloff version of the monster is iconic it doesn't make a lot of sense when you think about it - surely Frankenstein would want to make his creation look as much like an ordinary man as possible rather than 7 ft tall with a flat head, green skin and bolts through his neck.

John Pitt said...

Except, for me, they were grey. And you know, no matter how hard you looked, unblinkingly, you never could catch a glimpse of her kn

John Pitt said...

itted motife.

Kid said...

I think we're meant to assume that Dr. Frankenstein (the movie version anyway) was more interested in 'creating' life than what the 'vehicle' endowed with it looked like, CJ. The flat head was supposed to be as a result of the top of the skull having been sawn off, but Karloff's head seemed to slope backward from a high forehead. This was reversed with Chaney, Lugosi and Strange, where it seemed to slope down towards a smaller forehead. Of course, it's a difficult look to achieve unless you've got an actor with a remarkably flat head. The height can be put down to being a side-effect of the method of creation (in the book, the EIGHT foot height is said to be a result of Frankenstein's difficulty in replicating the minutest parts of the human body), and it wasn't bolts on the (movie) Monster's neck, it was electrodes - to conduct the life-giving electrical current. The green skin? Jealous of his creator's normal looks perhaps? And the good Doctor did intend to make his 'creature' look normal - beautiful even - he just failed to achieve his ambition.

******

Ah, but that's what imagination is for, JP. And ain't it a wonderful thing?

DeadSpiderEye said...

Great choice, epitomises everything Hunk of the Month should be about. I was never that keen on Janice, nice pins but the wig looked daft and that pouty expression through soft focus just made her look petulant. Much keener on the bint from All our Yesterdays, Mariette Hartley but you'll have trouble getting a decent snap, she's kinda shy that way. I've got a couple of suggestions for hunks, Ron Lacey, José Terrón, Arthur Mullard, Jackie Wright. I feel a bit guilty about putting Ron in that list but I'm sure he wouldn't mind.

Kid said...

All Our Yesterdays? Wasn't that a Sunday afternoon programme about World War II? Arthur Mullard is the perfect hunk. I can feel myself turning - to reach for the sick bag. Be back here in May, DSE, to see who's been selected.

DeadSpiderEye said...

Yeah it was, but I was thinking of the Star Trek episode, the one where Mr. Spock gets in touch with his primitive urges because he's gone back in time to find a hot chick with furs on.

Kid said...

I've got them all on DVD, DSE - must sit down and watch them all again some time. (Not all at the same time, obviously.)

John Pitt said...

Glad you're not interested in my Janice, DSE, the less competition I have the better my chances.

Colin Jones said...

The way that episode ends is really sad. It was also the last-but-one episode of the original Star Trek.

Kid said...

Grace Lee Whitney is now 85, JP. Hard to believe that she appeared in only 8 of the first 13 episodes of ST before being written out. Later, she was in 4 of the movies. Just think, 85 - and your chances are still zilch.

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That makes it easier to locate - ta, CJ.

Ken said...

Unfortunately Arthur Mullard makes me reach for the
bag marked 'disgusting individual' after reading about how he treated/abused both his daughter in particular and his family in general. Another cherished memory of adolescence spent watching classic Britsh comedy films sullied by his presence in the cast.

Ken. (Keeping it bright and light as usual!).

Kid said...

Ken, I saw a headline somewhere some time back about him allegedly abusing his daughter, but I never read the details. I suppose I'm trying to divorce the cinematic and TV persona from the real person - it seems the only way to avoid having to jettison many happy childhood memories.

DeadSpiderEye said...

Arthur Mullard got a bad whack during his days in the ring, it was quite evident in some of his TV stuff when he displayed the typical punched out mannerisms. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he were subject to mood swings.

All Our Yesterdays, isn't a particularly good episode, I'm afraid it's a bit of a rehash of the one with Jill Ireland, This Side of Paradise. The cast still put every thing into it though and CJ is spot on about the ending. Trek got real cheap in season 3, some of the episodes look so basic it's as if the sets were made up by a theatre studies group. They also spend a lot of time aboard the Enterprise, Let This Be Your Last Battle Field works OK though with that treatment.

Kid said...

Liked that episode, DSE - This Side of Paradise. I remember seeing it when it was first shown on British TV back in the late '60s. Seen it since, of course.

John Pitt said...

In MY mind, many things can happen, including time travel! Now, if you don't mind, I intend to retreat there, where a new Captain is on the bridge, Captain John "Looke - Pitt, Hard!"
( "Space,....The Final Frontier. These are the voyageszzzzzzzzz....

Kid said...

The nurse will be around shortly with your medicine, JP. No hands in her uniform please.

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