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Quatloos!
« on: February 19, 2020, 08:50:19 PM »
After re-seeing the episode about original series Star Trek's gamblers betting their Quatloos... curiosity finally got to me and I had to look up where the word/currency originated..

Google often gives original Star Trek the credit for inventing the currency but that's not so. Original Lost in Space had it before them in Farnum's beauty contest that Judy was tricked into joining. I bet Lost in Space swiped them from someone else..

I could probably dig deeper to get more clues but instead am just gonna ask: Anyone happen to know where Quatloos originated..?
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Re: Quatloos!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 05:14:46 PM »
It's worth noting that the Lost in Space episode you're referring to aired a month and a half after the Star Trek episode did: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/The_Gamesters_of_Triskelion_(episode) https://lostinspace.fandom.com/wiki/Space_Beauty
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Re: Quatloos!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 11:41:36 PM »
It's worth noting that the Lost in Space episode you're referring to aired a month and a half after the Star Trek episode did: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/The_Gamesters_of_Triskelion_(episode) https://lostinspace.fandom.com/wiki/Space_Beauty

Wow, really? I mean, I knew Star Trek was one of the early color TV shows and I knew color was out when Lost in Space was made (but they still filmed the first season in black/white and it looks good that way since they were going for old-timey sci-fi at first) but for some reason I always assssumed that LiS came first.

Huh.

Thanks for that! That's funny I didn't know. I never used to like Lost in Space, at all. But then I ended up with the entire series on video and it's grown on me.. They didn't even show Star Trek where I lived when I was a kid - I had to wait until I visited my grandparents and then I got that treat.

Both shows share various guest stars (Sherry Jackson...meeeeow) and they share Quatloos.. Where oh where did the Quatloo originate. Maybe Lost in Space just borrowed them from Star Trek (who made them up) like they did the campiness of Batman and the ST guest stars. I thought juuust maybe they had a longer history and someone knew.




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Re: Quatloos!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 01:10:36 AM »
Read "Quaaludes", that is all. :p
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