History Series / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

8th Dec '16 7:35:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kirk vs. Spock in "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" is the other classic example. Spock is {{Badass}} enough when he's in his right mind. Spock ''driven beyond the point of insanity'' by his mating instinct is horrifying for Kirk and [=McCoy=]!

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** Kirk vs. Spock in "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]" is the other classic example. Spock is {{Badass}} badass enough when he's in his right mind. Spock ''driven beyond the point of insanity'' by his mating instinct is horrifying for Kirk and [=McCoy=]!
23rd Nov '16 4:12:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* BluffingTheAuthorities: The episode "City on the Edge of Forever". After Kirk and Spock go back in time to 1930's New York City they're about to steal some clothing to replace their Enterprise uniforms but meet a police officer and have to explain Spock's pointed Vulcan ears. They come up with a story that Spock is Chinese and had a childhood accident involving a mechanical rice picker and plastic surgery, but the cop doesn't buy it.
11th Nov '16 8:01:04 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* NoPronunciationGuide: The pronunciation of "Klingon" was not nailed down at this point. They are sometimes referred to as "Klingins" and occasionally as "Kling gones."



* NoSocialSkills: Charlie Evans, due to being raised by {{Energy Being}}s.



* NoSocialSkills: Charlie Evans, due to being raised by {{Energy Being}}s.
9th Nov '16 9:27:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In the episode "Operation - Annihilate", Spock is temporarily blinded when they test a cure for a neural parasite on him before using it to free a planetary population. In the novelization of that episode, the planet is freed from the infection before Spock goes through the procedure, which does not blind him.
8th Nov '16 7:21:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: ''Everyone''. Admittedly, some of the supporting characters don't come into full bloom until the movies, but still.
15th Oct '16 1:36:42 AM Arivne
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan
** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]", Kirk does this to Spock. After several slaps, Spock finally retaliates and sends Kirk flying across the room. It does seem to work though.
** Kirk attempts it on [=McCoy=], who is under the influence of the LotusEaterMachine in "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E21TheReturnOfTheArchons The Return of the Archons]]". This one isn't so successful.
13th Oct '16 4:41:31 PM nombretomado
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While troublesome to produce, it was a major TropeMaker, especially in ScienceFiction (each of the three main characters has a trope named after them, and that's just for starters!). The cast was a dynamic mix of ethnicities and cultures, and while the focus was nearly always on [[TheKirk Kirk]], [[TheSpock Spock]] and [[TheMcCoy McCoy]], they still had a [[TokenEnemyMinority Russian]], [[YellowPeril an Asian]] and [[HumansAreWhite a black African]] [[TwoferTokenMinority woman]] in positions of responsibility, authority and respect, despite [[WorldWarII recent]], [[ColdWar brewing]] or [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement ongoing]] conflicts concerning RealLife people of those ethnicities. According to the cast members, near ''everyone'' in Hollywood wanted to be a part of ''Star Trek'' because of the steps forward it was making. In particular George Takei said that almost every Asian actor wanted to be Sulu because they wouldn't be required to use an Asian accent or engage in Asian martial arts, instead breaking cultural stigma by being a practitioner of European fencing.[[note]]Takei facetiously put down fencing on his resume so he wouldn't be given a katana; once it came up in the script, he got a crash course the weekend before filming.[[/note]] This also resulted in attracting multiple high-profile guest stars and guest writers, including Creator/HarlanEllison, Creator/TheodoreSturgeon and Creator/RichardMatheson.

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While troublesome to produce, it was a major TropeMaker, especially in ScienceFiction (each of the three main characters has a trope named after them, and that's just for starters!). The cast was a dynamic mix of ethnicities and cultures, and while the focus was nearly always on [[TheKirk Kirk]], [[TheSpock Spock]] and [[TheMcCoy McCoy]], they still had a [[TokenEnemyMinority Russian]], [[YellowPeril an Asian]] and [[HumansAreWhite a black African]] [[TwoferTokenMinority woman]] in positions of responsibility, authority and respect, despite [[WorldWarII recent]], [[ColdWar [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar brewing]] or [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement ongoing]] conflicts concerning RealLife people of those ethnicities. According to the cast members, near ''everyone'' in Hollywood wanted to be a part of ''Star Trek'' because of the steps forward it was making. In particular George Takei said that almost every Asian actor wanted to be Sulu because they wouldn't be required to use an Asian accent or engage in Asian martial arts, instead breaking cultural stigma by being a practitioner of European fencing.[[note]]Takei facetiously put down fencing on his resume so he wouldn't be given a katana; once it came up in the script, he got a crash course the weekend before filming.[[/note]] This also resulted in attracting multiple high-profile guest stars and guest writers, including Creator/HarlanEllison, Creator/TheodoreSturgeon and Creator/RichardMatheson.
7th Oct '16 9:47:44 PM Arivne
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* ForbiddenFruit: In "Requiem for Methuselah", the only part of Flint's mansion that Rayna Kapec is forbidden to enter is one specific room. Guess where she wants to go more than anywhere else? Flint doesn't want her to go in there for a good reason. It's the [[spoiler:laboratory where she was created: she's a humanoid robot]].
1st Oct '16 8:47:06 PM CaptEquinox
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Nevertheless, Kirk's reputation for sleeping his way across the galaxy has been exaggerated in the public mind; while he makes out with many a GirlOfTheWeek, sex is only implied in a few instances: once when he marries a native girl while amnesiac, and gets her pregnant; once when the show returns from commercial to find a woman brushing her hair in his room while he puts his boots back on; a SexyDiscretionShot to an overhead lamp as Kirk kisses a slave girl who's been "ordered to please" him[[note]]A line that was cut had Kirk drinking wine and saying "good," eating something and saying "excellent," and then -- "And you?" and the woman says "Superb, I'm told."[[/note]]; and Kirk sitting up in bed taking a call from the bridge, the woman lying next to him, she rolls over and sits up.

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Nevertheless, Kirk's reputation for sleeping his way across the galaxy has been exaggerated in the public mind; while he makes out with many a GirlOfTheWeek, sex is only implied in a few instances: once when he marries a native girl while amnesiac, and gets her pregnant; once when the show returns from commercial to find a woman brushing her hair in his room while he puts his boots back on; a SexyDiscretionShot to an overhead lamp as Kirk kisses a slave SexSlave girl who's been "ordered to please" him[[note]]A line that was cut had Kirk drinking wine and saying "good," eating something and saying "excellent," and then -- "And you?" and the woman says "Superb, I'm told."[[/note]]; and Kirk sitting up in bed taking a call from the bridge, the woman lying next to him, she rolls over and sits up.
1st Oct '16 8:45:23 PM CaptEquinox
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Nevertheless, Kirk's reputation for sleeping his way across the galaxy has been exaggerated in the public mind; while he makes out with many a GirlOfTheWeek, sex is only implied in two instances: once when he gets a native girl pregnant while amnesiac, and once when the show returns from commercial to find a woman brushing her hair in his room while he puts his boots back on.

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Nevertheless, Kirk's reputation for sleeping his way across the galaxy has been exaggerated in the public mind; while he makes out with many a GirlOfTheWeek, sex is only implied in two a few instances: once when he gets marries a native girl pregnant while amnesiac, amnesiac, and gets her pregnant; once when the show returns from commercial to find a woman brushing her hair in his room while he puts his boots back on.on; a SexyDiscretionShot to an overhead lamp as Kirk kisses a slave girl who's been "ordered to please" him[[note]]A line that was cut had Kirk drinking wine and saying "good," eating something and saying "excellent," and then -- "And you?" and the woman says "Superb, I'm told."[[/note]]; and Kirk sitting up in bed taking a call from the bridge, the woman lying next to him, she rolls over and sits up.
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