History Recap / StarTrekS1E2CharlieX

27th Mar '16 4:40:17 PM shawn_allen
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*DownerEnding: Charlie only wanted to be liked and accepted by the crew. His temper and "talent" make it impossible but it's not his fault (entirely) since he'd been alone since age three.
24th Nov '15 3:00:12 PM katrinahood
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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/NichelleNichols. The musical rec room scene was entirely unnecessary, but entertaining.
29th Jul '15 10:34:40 AM wyattte
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[[caption-width-right:350:The face Charlie makes when he's about to do something really messed up.]]




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-->'''Charlie:''' Do you know about being with somebody? Wanting to be? [[StalkerWithACrush If I had the whole universe, I'd give it to you, Janice. When I see you, I feel like I'm hungry all over. Do you know how that feels?]]


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29th Jul '15 10:22:08 AM wyattte
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/charliex.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:The face Charlie makes when he's about to do something really messed up.]]
18th Mar '15 10:01:07 PM SonicJordan
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* BigNo: Charlie screams it when a Thasian ship arrives to take him home to his kind.
22nd Feb '15 2:11:28 AM PaulA
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** Some may have noticed the title "Charlie X" and a connection to [[XMen a certain Charles Xavier]]. The debut of the comic book ''X-Men'' does predate this episode by three years but Professor X (who rarely if ever goes by "Charlie") is of course a mature man with telepathic (not telekinetic) powers that he only uses for the good of mankind. Also, at the time of this episode, the X-Men were one of the more obscure Marvel titles. It's most probable that any similarities were coincidental.

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** Some may have noticed the title "Charlie X" and a connection to [[XMen [[ComicBook/XMen a certain Charles Xavier]]. The debut of the comic book ''X-Men'' does predate this episode by three years but Professor X (who rarely if ever goes by "Charlie") is of course a mature man with telepathic (not telekinetic) powers that he only uses for the good of mankind. Also, at the time of this episode, the X-Men were one of the more obscure Marvel titles. It's most probable that any similarities were coincidental.



* PrecociousCrush: Charlie's crush on Janice Rand.



* SpiritualAntithesis: The episode can be seen as an antithesis of Robert A. Heinlein's novel ''StrangerInAStrangeLand'', which was published just five years before that episode aired. The plots of both works are essentially the same: an orphaned young man with nigh-omnipotent psychic powers is forced to adjust to human society after living his entire life among aliens, and finds himself entranced by the mysteries of human women. But while Heinlein's Valentine Michael Smith is a blissfully innocent figure who tries to use his powers to rid the human race of everything holding it back, ''Star Trek'''s Charlie Evans is a chillingly amoral figure whose alien upbringing leaves him incapable of using his powers responsibly. While Mike ends up successfully founding his own religion and social movement, Charlie is forcibly banished from human society for life.

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* SpiritualAntithesis: The episode can be seen as an antithesis of Robert A. Heinlein's novel ''StrangerInAStrangeLand'', ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', which was published just five years before that episode aired. The plots of both works are essentially the same: an orphaned young man with nigh-omnipotent psychic powers is forced to adjust to human society after living his entire life among aliens, and finds himself entranced by the mysteries of human women. But while Heinlein's Valentine Michael Smith is a blissfully innocent figure who tries to use his powers to rid the human race of everything holding it back, ''Star Trek'''s Charlie Evans is a chillingly amoral figure whose alien upbringing leaves him incapable of using his powers responsibly. While Mike ends up successfully founding his own religion and social movement, Charlie is forcibly banished from human society for life.
12th Nov '14 7:43:25 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* PrecociousCrush: Charlie's crush on Janice Rand.



* PrecociousCrush: Charlie's crush on Janice Rand.
12th Nov '14 4:54:01 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* StepfordSmiler: The captain of the ''Antares'' and his navigator, though eager to leave as soon as possible, are otherwise acting as if everything is fine. This may be partly so that Kirk doesn't get suspicious, and also partly in order keep up the mood so that Charlie has no reason to let them vanish too.

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* StepfordSmiler: The captain of the ''Antares'' and his navigator, though eager to leave as soon as possible, are otherwise acting as if everything is fine. This may be partly so that Kirk doesn't get suspicious, and but maybe also partly in order keep up the mood so out of fear that Charlie has no reason to let will make them vanish too.too if they don't keep up a good mood.
12th Nov '14 4:51:00 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* ShipperOnDeck: The latter part of Uhura's song comes a bit across as if she is this for Charlie and Rand. But maybe she, like everyone else at first, merely thinks this is amusing without taking it all too serious.

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* ShipperOnDeck: The latter part of Uhura's song comes a bit across as if she is this for Charlie and Rand. But maybe she, like everyone else at first, merely thinks considers this is amusing without taking it all too serious.
12th Nov '14 4:50:19 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* ShipperOnDeck: The latter part of Uhura's song comes a bit across as if she is this for Charlie and Rand. But maybe she, like everyone else at first, just thinks this is amusing without taking it all too serious.

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* ShipperOnDeck: The latter part of Uhura's song comes a bit across as if she is this for Charlie and Rand. But maybe she, like everyone else at first, just merely thinks this is amusing without taking it all too serious.
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