History Recap / StarTrekS3E3TheParadiseSyndrome

31st Jul '17 1:17:28 AM CaptainPedant
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* IdiotBall: In Kirk's absence, Spock screws the pooch royally, insisting on dashing off to the asteroid at Warp Nine and then phasering it futilely until the engines burn out. It will then take the ship months to return to the planet and there will be next to no time to do anything. Had Spock chosen almost any other course of action, there would have been a fully functional starship to carry out whatever Plan B they were able to devise in the many months they had available.



* TransplantedHumans: Ever wonder why there were so many [[HumanAliens humanoid]] [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens]] throughout the galaxy? It's because {{Precursors}} "seeded" the galaxy with them in hopes of preserving them. [[BlatantLies So it's not because it's just easier to use human actors!]]

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* TransplantedHumans: Ever wonder why there were so many [[HumanAliens humanoid]] [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens]] throughout the galaxy? It's because {{Precursors}} "seeded" the galaxy with them in hopes of preserving them. [[BlatantLies So it's not because it's just easier to use human actors!]]actors!]]
* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: The Enterprise was so crippled it took months just to return to the planet at about the same speed as the asteroid (so only a few thousand miles per hour). Scott said she couldn't be repaired outside of a space dock -- so how did they ever reach one? It's ''thousands'' of times further from one star to the next than it is from an outer planet to an inner one.
9th Feb '17 4:59:06 AM C2
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* TitleDrop: Averted in favor of the "Tahiti Syndrome", as mentioned by Bones.
29th Nov '16 12:48:21 PM CaptEquinox
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* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The people are supposed to be a mixture of Delaware, Mohican and Navajo, but live in tipis like Plains people and have almost no Navajo characteristics. Feathered cloaks are Aztec, not Native North American. Miramanee is wearing a headband woven of glass seed beads, which were a European trade item.

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* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The people are supposed to be a mixture of Delaware, Delaware and Mohican (both Eastern civilizations) and Navajo, Navajo (Southwest), but live in tipis like Plains people and have almost no Navajo characteristics. Feathered cloaks are Aztec, not Native North American. Belts and headbands are traditional for Eastern tribes, but Miramanee is wearing a headband woven of glass seed beads, which were a European trade item. Both headbands, hers and the Medicine Chief's, were strung on ELASTIC THREAD.
29th Oct '16 6:47:04 PM MasoTey
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* DressedToHeal: Hinted at. The position of medicine man is represented by a headband bearing a shiny emblem which, though non-functional, resembles a physician's head mirror.



* TransplantedHumans: Ever wonder why there were so many [[HumanAliens humanoid]] [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens]] throughout the galaxy? It's because {{Precursors}} "seeded" the galaxy with them in hopes of preserving them. [[BlatantLies So it's not because it's just easier to use human actors!]]

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* TransplantedHumans: Ever wonder why there were so many [[HumanAliens humanoid]] [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens]] throughout the galaxy? It's because {{Precursors}} "seeded" the galaxy with them in hopes of preserving them. [[BlatantLies So it's not because it's just easier to use human actors!]]
10th Oct '15 7:09:15 PM PaulA
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* AsYouKnow: Since the episode starts with the crew arriving on the planet, the script strains a bit to have Spock explain what they're doing there.

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* AsYouKnow: Since the episode starts with the crew arriving on the planet, the script strains a bit to have Spock explain what they're doing there. It hits peak ridiculousness when he spends several minutes explaining to [=McCoy=] that it's vital they not waste another second before going after the asteroid.



* LastKiss: The episode ends with Kirk kissing Miramanee just before she dies. Because in the future, [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome if you need a new kidney, you only need to take a pill]], but if you get hit by a rock, you're screwed. Her LastWords are [[TearJerker "Each kiss is as the first."]]

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* LastKiss: The episode ends with Kirk kissing Miramanee just before she dies. Because in the future, [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome if you need a new kidney, you only need to take a pill]], but if you get hit by a rock, you're screwed. Her LastWords are [[TearJerker "Each kiss is as the first."]]"
* MightyWhitey: Kirk supplants the medicine man and marries the chief's daughter, and -- despite his amnesia -- remembers enough about artificial resuscitation, lamp-making, food preservation, and irrigation to introduce the locals to technological improvements they would apparently never have come up with by themselves.
10th Oct '15 6:59:58 PM PaulA
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* ValuesDissonance: Yeah, you would definitely not see an episode like this nowadays. It's basically a perfect storm of every offensive "Native American" trope imaginable, plus Miramanee is played by a white actress in brownface.
11th Aug '15 12:42:18 AM wyattte
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[[quoteright:349:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paradise_syndrome.png]]
[[caption-width-right:349:Okay, uh, [[ValuesDissonance maybe not the most racially sensitive episode...]]]]
5th Mar '15 2:01:41 PM VicGeorge2011
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25th Nov '14 9:48:09 AM Eegah
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* AsYouKnow: Since the episode starts with the crew arriving on the planet, the script strains a bit to have Spock explain what they're doing there.
25th Nov '14 9:46:33 AM Eegah
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* ValuesDissonance: Yeah, you would definitely not see an episode like this nowadays. It's basically a perfect storm of every offensive "Native American" trope imaginable, plus Miramanee is played by a white actress in brownface.
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