After figuring out the exposure situation on the Yashica, I began shooting various films that this new camera could handle. That especially included animated films and one of the first revived The Spritzer Family. Their 1971 debut was hurriedly shot in one night but now I could take my time. It clocked in about half a minute longer than the original but had a bit more dialogue and more of a story. Utley was added to the family as well as Junior, their son. They were menaced by the dreaded Eek-Eeks and only the timely arrival of Utley finished them. June's mother, the Old Lobster, survived her seeming demise at the end of the original Spritzer Family film. She was the one who summoned Utley but is later seen fleeing the vengeful Eek-Eeks.
I brought their ramshackle set from New York with me and got down to business as usual. It never occurred to me to start from scratch with a brand new set made of sturdier material. I guess it was a bit of loyalty to their origins or perhaps not wanting to clutter up my barracks room little cardboard buildings. When I was working on Star Trix we had an open closet inspection and the starship crew got some funny looks from the First Sergeant and his staff.