The toys of my youth, when strict onscreen accuracy took a backseat to our imaginations on our way to hella fun.
That’s right, kids: back when I was 9 years old, these were the bomb. No, the “real” U.S.S. Enterprise didn’t shoot fat orange discs out the front of its saucer section, and neither did the Space: 1999 Eagle ever sport green as part of its color scheme. And let’s not even talk about the Enterprise‘s shuttlecraft.
I never managed to get my hands on the Enterprise (or the Klingon cruiser that was also available), but I do have distinct memories of breaking at least one Eagle.
Ah, the good old days.
(* = inspired by the “Your Moment of Zen” segments from The Daily Show)