History Recap / StarTrekS3E5IsThereInTruthNoBeauty

18th Dec '15 10:06:01 AM CaptEquinox
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* DefrostingIceQueen: Dr. Jones is very frosty, warming up at the very end.

** The ball must've been picked up by Kollos who just forgot that his host needed those red goggles to look at himself without making his host lose his mind. Kirk suspects that Dr. Jones used her telepathy to make him forget. She denies it.
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** The ball must've been picked up by Kollos who just forgot that his host needed those red goggles to look at himself without making his host lose his mind. Spock seems to have caught it too. Kirk suspects that Dr. Jones used her telepathy to make him forget. She denies it.

** The ball must've been picked up by Kollos who just forgot that his host needed those red goggles to look at himself without making his host lose his mind. Kirk suspects that Dr. Jones used her telepathy to make him forget. She denies it.Well, DIANA MULDAUR.

* ProductPlacement: In real life, the Vulcan IDIC was created as a way for Gene Roddenberry [[http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.com/2013/08/dont-know-much-about-vulcan-philosophy.html to sell merchandise]]. After protest from the actors, its presence was trimmed down considerably.
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* ProductPlacement: In real life, [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/IDIC_%28Star_Trek_term%29 the Vulcan IDIC IDIC]] was created as a way for Gene Roddenberry [[http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.com/2013/08/dont-know-much-about-vulcan-philosophy.html to sell merchandise]]. After protest from the actors, its presence was trimmed down considerably.
7th Nov '15 1:21:14 AM PaulA
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A formal dinner is held. Unfortunately, due to the fact that he is an EnergyBeing and one whose sight causes madness in humans, Kollos cannot attend. It's revealed that Dr. Jones is a born telepath--rare among humans. She has lived on Vulcan to better learn control of her abilities. She excuses herself, saying that someone on the ship is contemplating murder. When an engineering genius called Marvick follows, she realizes it's him. Marvick desires Dr. Jones, who is in love with Kollos. Marvick may have designed the engines of the ''Enterprise'', but he can't figure out why she'd choose someone charming, intelligent, insightful and congenial over a selfish, sexist, hateful and brash whiner like him. Marvick decides he'll MurderTheHypotenuse of this LoveTriangle. Yeah, just sneak up and pull a phaser on that mini-EldritchAbomination. [[WhatAnIdiot Great idea.]] Next thing we know, Marvick has strangled a RedShirt, KO'ed several others, taken control of the ship and driven into an alternate universe filled with nothing but purple clouds as far as the eye can see. And then he's inconsiderate enough to die before steering them out! But wait, Kollos is a navigational expert! All he needs is a physical body. Dr. Jones volunteers, but there's just one problem. [[DreamCrushingHandicap She's blind and]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the VISOR]] hasn't been invented yet!
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A formal dinner is held. Unfortunately, due to the fact that he is an EnergyBeing and one whose sight causes madness in humans, Kollos cannot attend. However, Dr. Jones does attend, as does Dr. Larry Marvick, an engineering genius who has been working with Kollos and Dr. Jones on a project to combine Medusan navigation know-how with Federation starship technology. It's revealed that Dr. Jones is a born telepath--rare among humans. She has lived on Vulcan to better learn control of her abilities. She excuses herself, saying that someone on the ship is contemplating murder. When an engineering genius called Marvick follows, she realizes it's him.also excuses himself, and follows her back to her quarters. Marvick desires Dr. Jones, who is and has repeatedly refused to accept that she's not interested in love with Kollos. Marvick may him, and certainly not willing to entertain his demand that she give up her career among the Medusans so they can be together. She tells him to get lost, and very kindly doesn't have designed the engines of the ''Enterprise'', but he can't figure out why she'd choose someone charming, intelligent, insightful and congenial over a selfish, sexist, hateful and brash whiner like him. him arrested for harrassment. Marvick decides he'll MurderTheHypotenuse the only sensible thing to do is [[MurderTheHypotenuse put Dr. Jones out of this LoveTriangle.a job by murdering Kollos]]. Yeah, just sneak up and pull a phaser on that mini-EldritchAbomination. [[WhatAnIdiot Great idea.]] Next thing we know, Marvick has strangled a RedShirt, KO'ed several others, taken control of the ship and driven into an alternate universe filled with nothing but purple clouds as far as the eye can see. And then he's inconsiderate enough to die before steering them out! But wait, Kollos is a navigational expert! All he needs is a physical body. Dr. Jones volunteers, but there's just one problem. [[DreamCrushingHandicap She's blind and]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the VISOR]] hasn't been invented yet!

!Tropes from this episode include:
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!Tropes !!Tropes from this episode include:

* BlindSeer: Dr. Jones is a blind telepath
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* BlindSeer: Dr. Jones is a blind telepathtelepath.

* DisabilityImmunity: Since Dr. Jones is blind, she can't be driven insane by Kollos' appearance. Using her telepathy to communicate with him, she learns that he's really a decent guy and she [[BlindAndTheBeast falls in love with him.]]
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* DisabilityImmunity: Since Dr. Jones is blind, she can't be driven insane by Kollos' appearance. Using her telepathy to communicate with him, she learns that he's really a decent guy and she [[BlindAndTheBeast falls in love with him.]]

* GiveGeeksAChance: At last, [[TheCasanova even Kirk]] strikes out, losing to a disembodied life form whose appearance causes insanity. (Hinted to be considered a "geek" among alien races.)

* GreenEyedMonster: Marvick is envious of Jones's love for Kollos. (It can't be called jealousy as he never had her love to start with.) Dr. Jones is envious of Spock's superior mental abilities. * IdiotBall: Marvick must be carrying one to think assassinating a mini-EldritchAbomination is a good idea. Scotty can be forgiven for endangering the ship since, after all, Marvick was one of the designers of the ''Enterprise'' engines and it wasn't like he was wearing a sign that said "Hello, I'm crazy today". The ball must've been picked up by Kollos who just forgot that his host needed those red goggles to look at himself without making his host lose his mind. Kirk suspects that Dr. Jones used her telepathy to make him forget. She denies it.
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* GreenEyedMonster: GreenEyedMonster: ** Marvick is envious of Jones's love for attachment to Kollos. (It can't be called jealousy as he never had her love to start with.) ) ** Dr. Jones is envious of Spock's superior mental abilities. * IdiotBall: IdiotBall: ** Marvick must be carrying one to think assassinating a mini-EldritchAbomination is a good idea. idea. ** Scotty can be forgiven for endangering the ship since, after all, Marvick was one of the designers of the ''Enterprise'' engines and it wasn't like he was wearing a sign that said "Hello, I'm crazy today". today". ** The ball must've been picked up by Kollos who just forgot that his host needed those red goggles to look at himself without making his host lose his mind. Kirk suspects that Dr. Jones used her telepathy to make him forget. She denies it.

* MeaningfulName: "Medusan" obviously is inspired by Medusa of Myth/GreekMythology. Kollos hints this is only what others call his race, not what they call themselves. Dr. Jones' first name is Miranda, meaning "Fair to look upon". She certainly is attractive. Kirk calls her "The loveliest human to grace a star ship." Kollos realizes her connection with the character from Theatre/TheTempest when he says "O brave new world that hath such people in it."
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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName: ** "Medusan" obviously is inspired by Medusa of Myth/GreekMythology. Kollos hints this is only what others call his race, not what they call themselves. themselves. ** Dr. Jones' first name is Miranda, meaning "Fair to look upon". She certainly is attractive. Kirk calls her "The loveliest human to grace a star ship." Kollos realizes her connection with the character from Theatre/TheTempest ''Theatre/TheTempest'' when he says "O brave new world that hath such people in it."

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* MeaningfulName: "Medusan" obviously is inspired by Medusa of Myth/GreekMythology. Kollos hints this is only what others call his race, not what they call themselves. Dr. Jones' first name is Miranda, meaning "Fair to look upon". She certainly is attractive. Kirk calls her "The loveliest human to grace a star ship." Kollos realizes her connection ShipTease: While mentally merged with Kollos, Spock quotes love poetry to Uhura. * ShoutOut: Kollos-Spock quotes Byron ("She walks in beauty like the character from Theatre/TheTempest when he says "O night") and Shakespeare ("O brave new world world, that hath has such people in it."it!")
7th Nov '15 12:42:43 AM PaulA
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trivia migration
* HeyItsThatGuy: Diana Muldaur isn't really a doctor, but she's played three of them on ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Besides Dr. Jones, she's also been Dr. Ann Mulhall in "Return to Tomorrow" and in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' she plays Dr. Katherine Pulaski.
21st Aug '15 12:23:09 AM Civanfan
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* ProductPlacement: In real life, the Vulcan IDIC was created as a way for Gene Roddenberry to sell merchandise with its symbol on it. After protest from the actors, its presence was trimmed down considerably.
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* ProductPlacement: In real life, the Vulcan IDIC was created as a way for Gene Roddenberry [[http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.com/2013/08/dont-know-much-about-vulcan-philosophy.html to sell merchandise with its symbol on it.merchandise]]. After protest from the actors, its presence was trimmed down considerably.
21st Aug '15 12:18:03 AM Civanfan
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* ProductPlacement: In real life, the Vulcan IDIC was created as a way for Gene Roddenberry to sell merchandise. After protest from the actors, its presence was trimmed down considerably.
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* ProductPlacement: In real life, the Vulcan IDIC was created as a way for Gene Roddenberry to sell merchandise.merchandise with its symbol on it. After protest from the actors, its presence was trimmed down considerably.
21st Aug '15 12:16:32 AM Civanfan
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* ProductPlacement: In real life, the Vulcan IDIC was created as a way for Gene Roddenberry to sell merchandise. After protest from the actors, its presence was trimmed down considerably.
5th May '15 4:00:05 PM nombretomado
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* MeaningfulName: "Medusan" obviously is inspired by Medusa of GreekMythology. Kollos hints this is only what others call his race, not what they call themselves. Dr. Jones' first name is Miranda, meaning "Fair to look upon". She certainly is attractive. Kirk calls her "The loveliest human to grace a star ship." Kollos realizes her connection with the character from Theatre/TheTempest when he says "O brave new world that hath such people in it."
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* MeaningfulName: "Medusan" obviously is inspired by Medusa of GreekMythology.Myth/GreekMythology. Kollos hints this is only what others call his race, not what they call themselves. Dr. Jones' first name is Miranda, meaning "Fair to look upon". She certainly is attractive. Kirk calls her "The loveliest human to grace a star ship." Kollos realizes her connection with the character from Theatre/TheTempest when he says "O brave new world that hath such people in it."
3rd May '15 8:41:45 PM HeroGal2347
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No sinkholing.
* [[InformedDeformity Informed Ugliness]]: Everyone refers to Kollos as so ugly it drives people insane, but as Jones points out, it might as well be insanity-inducing beauty.
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* [[InformedDeformity Informed Ugliness]]: InformedDeformity: Everyone refers to Kollos as so ugly it drives people insane, but as Jones points out, it might as well be insanity-inducing beauty.beauty. * LeftYourLifesaverBehind: Spock forgets the visor which would protect him from Kollos' appearance when he goes to undo the mind link.
7th Mar '15 2:16:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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Sorry Billy But You Just Dont Have Legs is now Dream Crushing Handicap. Bad examples and ZCE are being removed.
Marvick decides he'll MurderTheHypotenuse of this LoveTriangle. Yeah, just sneak up and pull a phaser on that mini-EldritchAbomination. [[WhatAnIdiot Great idea.]] Next thing we know, Marvick has strangled a RedShirt, KO'ed several others, taken control of the ship and driven into an alternate universe filled with nothing but purple clouds as far as the eye can see. And then he's inconsiderate enough to die before steering them out! But wait, Kollos is a navigational expert! All he needs is a physical body. Dr. Jones volunteers, but there's just one problem. [[SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs She's blind and]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the VISOR]] hasn't been invented yet!
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Marvick decides he'll MurderTheHypotenuse of this LoveTriangle. Yeah, just sneak up and pull a phaser on that mini-EldritchAbomination. [[WhatAnIdiot Great idea.]] Next thing we know, Marvick has strangled a RedShirt, KO'ed several others, taken control of the ship and driven into an alternate universe filled with nothing but purple clouds as far as the eye can see. And then he's inconsiderate enough to die before steering them out! But wait, Kollos is a navigational expert! All he needs is a physical body. Dr. Jones volunteers, but there's just one problem. [[SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs [[DreamCrushingHandicap She's blind and]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the VISOR]] hasn't been invented yet!
13th Dec '14 2:38:58 PM moloch
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OK, boring warnings out of the way, onto the plot! The ''Enterprise'' is hosting a visit from the Medusan ambassador Kolos and his companion Dr. Jones. Spock is given the duty of beaming aboard the ambassador as only his Vulcan sensibilities combined with a special visor can prevent him from going mad at the sight of a Medusan. Dr. Miranda Jones, however, is quite easy on the eyes. You can tell how captivating her beauty is in that Spock slightly raises a brow on his otherwise impassive face. A formal dinner is held. Unfortunately, due to the fact that he is an EnergyBeing and one whose sight causes madness in humans, Kolos cannot attend. It's revealed that Dr. Jones is a born telepath--rare among humans. She has lived on Vulcan to better learn control of her abilities. She excuses herself, saying that someone on the ship is contemplating murder. When an engineering genius called Marvick follows, she realizes it's him. Marvick desires Dr. Jones, who is in love with Kolos. Marvick may have designed the engines of the ''Enterprise'', but he can't figure out why she'd choose someone charming, intelligent, insightful and congenial over a selfish, sexist, hateful and brash whiner like him. Marvick decides he'll MurderTheHypotenuse of this LoveTriangle. Yeah, just sneak up and pull a phaser on that mini-EldritchAbomination. [[WhatAnIdiot Great idea.]] Next thing we know, Marvick has strangled a RedShirt, KO'ed several others, taken control of the ship and driven into an alternate universe filled with nothing but purple clouds as far as the eye can see. And then he's inconsiderate enough to die before steering them out! But wait, Kolos is a navigational expert! All he needs is a physical body. Dr. Jones volunteers, but there's just one problem. [[SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs She's blind and]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the VISOR]] hasn't been invented yet!
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OK, boring warnings out of the way, onto the plot! The ''Enterprise'' is hosting a visit from the Medusan ambassador Kolos Kollos and his companion Dr. Jones. Spock is given the duty of beaming aboard the ambassador as only his Vulcan sensibilities combined with a special visor can prevent him from going mad at the sight of a Medusan. Dr. Miranda Jones, however, is quite easy on the eyes. You can tell how captivating her beauty is in that Spock slightly raises a brow on his otherwise impassive face. A formal dinner is held. Unfortunately, due to the fact that he is an EnergyBeing and one whose sight causes madness in humans, Kolos Kollos cannot attend. It's revealed that Dr. Jones is a born telepath--rare among humans. She has lived on Vulcan to better learn control of her abilities. She excuses herself, saying that someone on the ship is contemplating murder. When an engineering genius called Marvick follows, she realizes it's him. Marvick desires Dr. Jones, who is in love with Kolos.Kollos. Marvick may have designed the engines of the ''Enterprise'', but he can't figure out why she'd choose someone charming, intelligent, insightful and congenial over a selfish, sexist, hateful and brash whiner like him. Marvick decides he'll MurderTheHypotenuse of this LoveTriangle. Yeah, just sneak up and pull a phaser on that mini-EldritchAbomination. [[WhatAnIdiot Great idea.]] Next thing we know, Marvick has strangled a RedShirt, KO'ed several others, taken control of the ship and driven into an alternate universe filled with nothing but purple clouds as far as the eye can see. And then he's inconsiderate enough to die before steering them out! But wait, Kolos Kollos is a navigational expert! All he needs is a physical body. Dr. Jones volunteers, but there's just one problem. [[SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs She's blind and]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration the VISOR]] hasn't been invented yet!

* AcePilot: Kolos is an incredibly good pilot, capable of driving a starship through a NegativeSpaceWedgie with an unmatched precision.
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* AcePilot: Kolos Kollos is an incredibly good pilot, capable of driving a starship through a NegativeSpaceWedgie with an unmatched precision.

* DisabilityImmunity: Since Dr. Jones is blind, she can't be driven insane by Kolos' appearance. Using her telepathy to communicate with him, she learns that he's really a decent guy and she [[BlindAndTheBeast falls in love with him.]] * DontYouDarePityMe: Dr. Miranda Jones considers pity to be the worst of all the human emotions, partially because of her blindness and partially because of her attachment to Medusan ambassador Kolos, whose people are said to be so hideous, they drive any humanoid who sees them to madness.
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* DisabilityImmunity: Since Dr. Jones is blind, she can't be driven insane by Kolos' Kollos' appearance. Using her telepathy to communicate with him, she learns that he's really a decent guy and she [[BlindAndTheBeast falls in love with him.]] * DontYouDarePityMe: Dr. Miranda Jones considers pity to be the worst of all the human emotions, partially because of her blindness and partially because of her attachment to Medusan ambassador Kolos, Kollos, whose people are said to be so hideous, they drive any humanoid who sees them to madness.

* GreenEyedMonster: Marvick is envious of Jones's love for Kolos. (It can't be called jealousy as he never had her love to start with.) Dr. Jones is envious of Spock's superior mental abilities. * IdiotBall: Marvick must be carrying one to think assassinating a mini-EldritchAbomination is a good idea. Scotty can be forgiven for endangering the ship since, after all, Marvick was one of the designers of the ''Enterprise'' engines and it wasn't like he was wearing a sign that said "Hello, I'm crazy today". The ball must've been picked up by Kolos who just forgot that his host needed those red goggles to look at himself without making his host lose his mind. Kirk suspects that Dr. Jones used her telepathy to make him forget. She denies it.
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* GreenEyedMonster: Marvick is envious of Jones's love for Kolos.Kollos. (It can't be called jealousy as he never had her love to start with.) Dr. Jones is envious of Spock's superior mental abilities. * IdiotBall: Marvick must be carrying one to think assassinating a mini-EldritchAbomination is a good idea. Scotty can be forgiven for endangering the ship since, after all, Marvick was one of the designers of the ''Enterprise'' engines and it wasn't like he was wearing a sign that said "Hello, I'm crazy today". The ball must've been picked up by Kolos Kollos who just forgot that his host needed those red goggles to look at himself without making his host lose his mind. Kirk suspects that Dr. Jones used her telepathy to make him forget. She denies it.

* [[InformedDeformity Informed Ugliness]]: Everyone refers to Kolos as so ugly it drives people insane, but as Jones points out, it might as well be insanity-inducing beauty.
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* [[InformedDeformity Informed Ugliness]]: Everyone refers to Kolos Kollos as so ugly it drives people insane, but as Jones points out, it might as well be insanity-inducing beauty.

* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Marvick wasn't exactly playing with a full deck even before he was exposed to Kolos' true form. * MeaningfulName: "Medusan" obviously is inspired by Medusa of GreekMythology. Kolos hints this is only what others call his race, not what they call themselves. Dr. Jones' first name is Miranda, meaning "Fair to look upon". She certainly is attractive. Kirk calls her "The loveliest human to grace a star ship." Kolos realizes her connection with the character from Theatre/TheTempest when he says "O brave new world that hath such people in it."
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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Marvick wasn't exactly playing with a full deck even before he was exposed to Kolos' Kollos' true form. * MeaningfulName: "Medusan" obviously is inspired by Medusa of GreekMythology. Kolos Kollos hints this is only what others call his race, not what they call themselves. Dr. Jones' first name is Miranda, meaning "Fair to look upon". She certainly is attractive. Kirk calls her "The loveliest human to grace a star ship." Kolos Kollos realizes her connection with the character from Theatre/TheTempest when he says "O brave new world that hath such people in it."

* NegativeSpaceWedgie: When Marvick goes crazy and takes over the ship, he ends up flying them through one and stranding them beyond the known galaxy. Spock has to merge with Kolos to fly back through it, lest the ship be forever stranded outside the galaxy.
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* NegativeSpaceWedgie: When Marvick goes crazy and takes over the ship, he ends up flying them through one and stranding them beyond the known galaxy. Spock has to merge with Kolos Kollos to fly back through it, lest the ship be forever stranded outside the galaxy.

--> [[LampshadeHanging "With my words, I'll make you hear such ugliness as Spock saw when he looked at Kolos with his naked eyes!"]] * RightForTheWrongReasons: The Enterprise crew argues that Dr. Jones, even if she telepathically links with navigational expert Kolos, cannot help pilot the ship back because she's blind, so Spock is chosen instead. The assertion that her blindness is an issue seems ridiculous since her sensor net allows her just as much ability as anyone with natural sight. However, the completely correct assertion that she is not qualified to be at at helm while Spock most certainly is never seems to occur to anyone.
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--> [[LampshadeHanging "With my words, I'll make you hear such ugliness as Spock saw when he looked at Kolos Kollos with his naked eyes!"]] * RightForTheWrongReasons: The Enterprise crew argues that Dr. Jones, even if she telepathically links with navigational expert Kolos, Kollos, cannot help pilot the ship back because she's blind, so Spock is chosen instead. The assertion that her blindness is an issue seems ridiculous since her sensor net allows her just as much ability as anyone with natural sight. However, the completely correct assertion that she is not qualified to be at at helm while Spock most certainly is never seems to occur to anyone.

* {{Yandere}}: Marvick demands Dr. Jones loves him and goes to kill Kolos when she won't. Dr. Jones is accused of hovering on the edge of being one. It isn't proven.
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* {{Yandere}}: Marvick demands Dr. Jones loves him and goes to kill Kolos Kollos when she won't. Dr. Jones is accused of hovering on the edge of being one. It isn't proven.
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