• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument_many_to_one.inc on line 35.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument_many_to_one.inc on line 35.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /var/www/html/sc/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.

Pigs in Space

We'll stay in Muppetvision 3D this week and look at another Muppets reference in the preshow area of the attraction. Like last week, this week's article looks at a hidden gem of the Muppets but this one ought to be much easier for guests to recall. Above the guests and dangling from the ceiling are two items from the golden age of the Muppets. These two theme elements refer to a classic Muppet Show skit that was quite popular when it originally aired and even today many remember.

 


The first odd looking spacecraft is the vessel from the Muppet Show "Pigs in Space". A parody of Star Trek and Lost in Space (among others) featuring Captain Link Hogthrob, First Mate Piggy, and Dr. Julius Strangepork leading a crew of pigs aboard the ship Swinetrek. The skit was a recurring series for the Muppet Show and was a real hit.

Behind the Swinetrek is a poster for the series that features the three lead pigs along with "Dearth Nadir" atop the poster. Dearth Nadir was a spoof of Darth Vader and played by Gonzo in Season 4 of the Muppet Show. In the episode, the evil Dearth Nadir attacks the Swinetrek with his band of chicken stormtroopers. While the Muppet Show series is sadly long gone, the reference to this classic show and skit lives on in the preshow area for those who remember it to enjoy.

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