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ISSUE NO. 650
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Hello reader, and welcome back to DEADMAN GOES TO THE MOVIES. I'm your host, Boston "Deadman" Brand. Today, I'm going to be discussing the science fiction classic STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF KAHN (1982), starring William Shatner and the rest of the original cast of the TREK television series. And Kirstie Alley, for some reason.
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One of the moments everyone remembers from WRATH OF KAHN is the scene where Captain Kirk gets SO furious with the bad guy, Kahn, that he practically has a nervous breakdown screaming his name out in anger! "KAAAAAAAAAHN!" Shatner makes quit a face doing it, too...
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And in case you don't remember or, God forbid, haven't seen the movie, here's the clip (10 seconds) where Captain Kirk lets loose...

And then there's THIS...


OK, Capt. Kirk's big scream in THE WRATH OF KAHN is supposed to be an epic scream of anguish, right? HA! What a joke. And I should know! Let me tell you something, reader, as a Deadman doomed to wander the earth in spirit form, I scream in anguish constantly. In fact, it's kinda my "thing." I do it all the time. I try to do it at least once every adventure, and sometimes twice.

First I take a wide stance, then slowly raise both my arms into the air at the same time, then tilt my head back a bit and make a horrible grimacing face. Then, at just the right moment, I let out an ear-splitting cry of agony.

I usually scream "AARGH," but sometimes I add a "Y" and scream "YAARGH" just for the sake of variety. It's quite a sight to see. My fans love it!

So, the fact that Capt. Kirk once made a face and yelled "KAHN" twice did NOT impress me. Big deal!

Reader, let me show you people what a REAL scream of anguish looks like. I did this one right after I thought my friend Tiny had been killed. I was super upset, so I really put my all into it. It took me a whole wordless panel just to prepare for it! And when I finally let loose... it was truly EPIC!

It was so incredible, the week after it happened I got a telegram from Black Bolt congratulating me on the volume level! I'd frame that letter and hang it in my office, except I don't HAVE an office. I'm DEAD, remember?

I know, I know -- you want to hear it, right? OK, here we go...

Ready?

Remember, You asked for it!

(You may want to hold your ears.)

Here it is...

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BELOW:
Original arrrrgggh for the scene above, by Neal Adams.
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BELOW:
Painted arrrrgggh by Neal Adams.
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