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thrall #132102
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Do many of you look at the word thrall and immediately think of the equivalent slave?

Just wondering.


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Nope. But I must admit I've never seen the word. I've only seen enthralled, which is "charmed."

Gin.


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The Shadow Thralls of Babylon 5 perhaps?



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Yes, but that's because of the sort of stories I read. Then I think it's used other ways too: "held in thrall" figuratively.


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Babylon 5

heh. I was remembering an episode of the original Star Trek series that had something to do with thralls. Kirk was one of three that had to fight to the death, or some such thing... one was a monster, and the other a beautiful woman, of course...



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Yah, it was in Episode 46, during Season Two, that "The Gamesters of Triskelion" aired. In it, three disembodied brains entertained themselves by making more corporeal beings fight each other in gladatorial surroundings. The people/creatures who ran the planet on which these games occurred were called Thralls, and all were controlled by "The Providers" -- the three brains -- through choke collars around their necks which could be activated by Provider brain power ... or something like that.


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that's the one! thanks, Padre.



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I am imagining old original-version Trekkies sitting around the retirement home, eating Jello, dozing off in mid-sentence and talking about their favourite episodes ... and it ain't that far off.



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The Gamesters of Triskelion

The female thrall that Kirk fights and woes was the late Angelique Pettyjohn who showed up later as one of the Repo wives in Repo Man. Triskelion is a nice word, too. From Greek tri- '3' + skelos 'leg' + -ion, three-legged as opposed to tripod '3 footed'. As I remember, there was a triskelion painted on the floor that they had to fight on. (Pass the prune juice, Jasper.)

There's a GIF here:

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.geometry/unit5/0503.gif



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Oh ya, and didn't, Kirk, wind, up, kissing, the, girl, (smirk)




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