History Characters / StarTrektheOriginalSeries

10th Aug '17 1:00:24 AM infernape612
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: You can't go wrong with a name like "Khan."

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: AwesomeMcCoolName: You can't go wrong with a name like "Khan."
3rd Aug '17 7:42:36 PM Brainbin
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The most powerful armed ship in the Starfleet, and main method of transit for the entire cast.

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The most powerful armed ship in the Starfleet, and the main method of transit for the entire cast.cast. Alongside Kirk and Spock, she appears in every episode of the series, and is very often [[CompanionCube regarded as a character in her own right]], both in and out of universe.
3rd Aug '17 7:35:24 PM Brainbin
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* LegendaryInTheSequel: Kirk is depicted as ''the'' Captain, against which all of his 24th-century successors are judged (well, eventually. Early TNG episodes treated Kirk's era like it was shrouded in myth, if they acknowledged it at all).

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* LegendaryInTheSequel: Kirk is depicted as ''the'' Captain, against which all of his 24th-century successors are judged (well, eventually. Early TNG episodes treated Kirk's era like it was shrouded in myth, if they acknowledged it at all). This even extends to the reboot continuity, where a bunch of Romulan space miners living over a century after his heyday ''immediately'' recognize James T. Kirk by name as having been Starfleet's greatest Captain.
3rd Aug '17 7:20:23 PM Brainbin
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* InSeriesNickname: "Bones" is actually short for "saw-bones," an archaic term for a surgeon. It was originally intended as the nickname of Dr. Boyce from "The Cage," but was never used in that episode, making it available for [=McCoy=].

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* InSeriesNickname: "Bones" is actually short for "saw-bones," an archaic term for a surgeon. [[note]]Fittingly, in "A Piece of the Action", set on a planet inspired by TheRoaringTwenties gangster culture, Kirk ''does'' address [=McCoy=] as "Saw-Bones" when he's in "character".[[/note]] It was originally intended as the nickname of Dr. Boyce from "The Cage," but was never used in that episode, making it available for [=McCoy=].
30th Jul '17 10:12:21 AM Brainbin
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* {{Leitmotif}}: More an example of a BootstrappedLeitmotif. A piece called "A Matter of Pride" was composed by Jerry Fielding for "The Trouble with Tribbles" to underscore the scene where Scotty admits he started the bar fight with the Klingons. It was then reused for "By Any Other Name" in the scene where Scotty drinks Tomar under the table. It was never used again, but because of its association with two of Scotty's greatest character scenes, it is sometimes remembered as "Scotty's Theme" among fans.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: More an example of a BootstrappedLeitmotif. A piece called "A Matter of Pride" was composed by Jerry Fielding for "The Trouble with Tribbles" to underscore the scene where Scotty admits he started the bar fight with the Klingons. It was then reused for "By Any Other Name" in the scene where Scotty drinks Tomar under the table. It was never used again, but because of its exclusive association with two of Scotty's greatest character scenes, it is sometimes remembered as "Scotty's Theme" among fans.
30th Jul '17 10:08:29 AM Brainbin
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* {{Leitmotif}}: More an example of a BootstrappedLeitmotif. A piece called "A Matter of Pride" was composed by Jerry Fielding for "The Trouble with Tribbles" to underscore the scene where Scotty admits he started the bar fight with the Klingons. It was then reused for "By Any Other Name" in the scene where Scotty drinks Tomar under the table. It was never used again, but because of its association with two of Scotty's greatest character scenes, it is sometimes remembered as "Scotty's Theme" among fans.
30th Jul '17 10:02:47 AM Brainbin
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Gerald Fried's score for "Amok Time" (which also introduced the famous "''Star Trek'' fight music") featured a recurring motif for Spock, a quite expressive, sorrowful tune played ''adagio'' with the main melody line provided by a bass guitar - to represent Spock's deeply felt, but repressed, emotional state. The show's frequent reuse of previously recorded music allowed this piece to become a ''de facto'' leitmotif for Spock as it was often used in his big "emotional" scenes (for lack of a better word) throughout the second and third seasons.
19th Jul '17 7:07:38 AM Scorntex
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: At some point before he got to command, Kirk was witness to the massacre on Tarsus IV, where thousands were killed in an attempt to hold off starvation that came to naught when the supply ships arrived. During his time on the ''Farragut'', Kirk was the sole survivor of an attack by a vampiric cloud creature.


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* CharacterDevelopment: During the series proper, Spock utterly refuses to show emotion, and makes no secret of his dislike for humans. By the time of ''Wrath of Khan'', he's mellowed out considerably, even going as far to wish Kirk "happy birthday", and no longer sees logic as the be-all-and-end-all.


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* DarkAndTroubledPast: During "Journey to Babel", his mother mentions Spock was frequently bullied as a child, something "Yesteryear" expands upon.
6th Jul '17 8:35:24 PM Brainbin
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* VerbalTic: His peculiar speaking style is perhaps the most famous (and certainly the most frequently-parodied) thing about him. A combination of GratuitousIambicPentameter and PunctuatedForEmphasis, along with inappropriately-placed pauses, which are almost always followed by delivering the rest of his line in rapid-fire fashion.

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* VerbalTic: His peculiar speaking style is perhaps the most famous (and certainly the most frequently-parodied) thing about him. A combination of GratuitousIambicPentameter and PunctuatedForEmphasis, along with seemingly random, inappropriately-placed pauses, which are almost always then followed by delivering the rest of his line in rapid-fire fashion.a rushed, breathless pace, as if he has to make up for time lost from taking the pause.[[note]]In fact, that's exactly what happened - scripts were frequently being rewritten even as scenes were being shot, so Shatner constantly had to memorize new dialogue on the fly, which he wasn't very good at. The pausing is him trying to remember the rest of his line, which he then rushes to finish because a scene can't drag out too long - an episode is only 51 minutes long and every second counts.[[/note]]
6th Jul '17 8:25:00 PM Brainbin
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Chief Engineer of the ''Enterprise''. Scotty's most frequent job was to solve a seemingly-impossible crisis with the engine or transporters (or whatever piece of Starfleet technology was making trouble that week), protesting all the way before either hitting on a creative solution or sweating it through. He was also Scottish and had many sterotypical Scottish traits, such as a love of good whisky and namedropping haggis. Though he was sometimes used for comic relief, it's worth noting that Scotty was ''extremely'' badass whenever he was the ranking officer on the bridge and kept it safe from interfering aliens or Starfleet's many half-crazed admirals.

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Chief Engineer of the ''Enterprise''. Scotty's most frequent job was to solve a seemingly-impossible crisis with the engine or transporters (or whatever piece of Starfleet technology was making trouble that week), protesting all the way before either hitting on a creative solution or sweating it through. He was also Scottish and had many sterotypical Scottish traits, such as a love of good whisky and namedropping haggis. Scotty was firmly established as the ship's third-in-command behind Kirk and Spock, and seeing as those two were ''always'' members of the landing party, he took the conn with surprising regularity. Though he was sometimes used for comic relief, it's worth noting that Scotty was ''extremely'' badass whenever he was the ranking officer on the bridge and kept it safe from interfering aliens or Starfleet's many half-crazed admirals.
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