History Series / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

19th Aug '16 3:11:37 PM Snarf
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** In the episode "The Galileo Seven," Spock's legs get pinned between a large rock and a cliff. After he is freed, he is visibly limping; however, later in the episode, he is shown walking around the bridge with no indication that the injury had ever occured. Justified that Spock may heal faster than humans and that [=McCoy=] may have had a chance to treat his injuries in the meantime.

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** In the episode "The Galileo Seven," Spock's legs get pinned between a large rock and a cliff. After he is freed, he is visibly limping; however, later in the episode, he is shown walking around the bridge with no indication that the injury had ever occured. Justified in that Spock may heal faster than humans and that [=McCoy=] may have had a chance to treat his injuries in the meantime.
19th Aug '16 3:11:06 PM Snarf
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** In the episode "The Galileo Seven," Spock's legs get pinned between a large rock and a cliff. After he is freed, he is visibly limping; however, later in the episode, he is shown walking around the bridge with no indication that the injury had ever occured.

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** In the episode "The Galileo Seven," Spock's legs get pinned between a large rock and a cliff. After he is freed, he is visibly limping; however, later in the episode, he is shown walking around the bridge with no indication that the injury had ever occured. Justified that Spock may heal faster than humans and that [=McCoy=] may have had a chance to treat his injuries in the meantime.
13th Aug '16 7:50:54 PM katrinahood
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%%* DisneyDogFight
13th Aug '16 6:32:12 PM htuttle
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* AlanSmithee: "A Private Little War" is meant as a commentary on the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, which was still ongoing. Though friends with Roddenberry since their days as LAPD officers, Don Ingalls did not like Gene's re-write (removing Kor from the story, softening the Vietnam references), and credited himself as Jud Crucis ("'''Jesus Crucified'''"!)
10th Aug '16 10:59:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* TimeTravelEpisode: There's the episode "City On the Edge Of Forever", in which Bones accidentally steps through a time portal that takes him back to the 1930s, where he inadvertently changes the timeline so humans never went into space. It's up to Kirk and Spock to follow him and repair the damage.
7th Aug '16 10:31:58 AM MarkWilder
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* RedShirt: Actually a bit of an UnbuiltTrope, at least in terms of ''literal'' red-shirted crewmembers; however, by and large, most of the people who die in a given episode tend not to be very plot-important.

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* RedShirt: Actually a bit of an UnbuiltTrope, at least in terms of ''literal'' red-shirted crewmembers; however, by UnbuiltTrope: By and large, most of the people who die in a given episode tend not to be very plot-important.plot-important, but only 24 red-shirted crewmembers died across all 80 episodes, in a series fraught with [[AIIsACrapshoot evil computer programs]], [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifting]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent salt vampires]], [[PlanetEater planet destroying superweapons]], and [[EverythingTryingToKillYou explosive rocks]]. Considering their job, and the fact that the ship has 430 crewmembers, that's not bad for a five-year mission.



%%* SelfDestructMechanism: Multiple examples

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%%* * SelfDestructMechanism: Multiple examplesThe [[CoolStarship Enterprise]] has one on board.



* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E23ATasteOfArmageddon A Taste of Armageddon]]", the Eminian leader insists that peace is impossible and that their 500-year-old simulated war with declared casualties [[WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture reporting in to be neatly and cleanly killed]] is the lesser of two evils. [[KirkSummation Kirk insists]] that they can make peace if they just try harder, and helpfully provides them with motivation to do so by shutting down the war computer and [[MortonsFork forcing them to choose]] between real-world messy warfare and swallowing enough pride to find a peaceful solution.

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* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E23ATasteOfArmageddon A Taste of Armageddon]]", the Eminian leader insists that peace is impossible and that their 500-year-old simulated war with declared casualties [[WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture reporting in to be neatly and cleanly killed]] is the lesser of two evils. [[KirkSummation Kirk insists]] that they can make peace if they just try harder, and helpfully provides them with motivation to do so by shutting down the war computer and [[MortonsFork forcing them to choose]] between [[WarIsHell real-world messy warfare warfare]] and swallowing enough pride {{pride}} to find a peaceful solution.



%%* StealthInSpace: "Balance of Terror", "The Enterprise Incident"

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%%* * StealthInSpace: "Balance of Terror", "The Enterprise Incident"The Romulans' Cloaking device technology.
7th Aug '16 10:05:49 AM MarkWilder
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** It is implied that the ''Enterprise'' is an Earth vessel, rather than being from the United Federation of Planets.
** The Federation itself is not mentioned. Instead, the ''Enterprise'' is said to be part of the United Earth Space Probe Agency (UESPA).
** It is implied Spock is the only Vulcan in Starfleet. Later in the series, we learn that there is at least an entire vessel of them. (And in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', it turns out that they were [[spoiler: the first alien race humans ever encountered.]])
** Vulcans' emotional suppression was not thought of for several episodes. Spock can be seen smiling in the original pilot.
** The unaired original pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]": completely different crew, gooseneck viewers, much more serious in its way, Captain Pike angsting somewhat... and being allegedly getting used to a woman on the bridge, despite the presence of the very much female ''First Officer''! (Who does seem to be an unusually strong female character by comparison to most of the series, too.) In addition, the pilot uses "hyperdrive" instead of "warp" for the FasterThanLightTravel.

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** It is implied that While still part of the Federation, the ''Enterprise'' is explicitly an Earth vessel, rather than being from the United vessel in early episodes, implying that each Federation of Planets.
** The
world supplies it's own military force. Later in the series, and in all series afterward, the Federation itself is not mentioned. Instead, the ''Enterprise'' is said to be part of the United Earth Space Probe Agency (UESPA).
has a single consolidated defense armada.
** It is implied Early on, Spock is the only Vulcan in Starfleet.the Star Fleet. Later in the series, we learn that there is at least an entire vessel of them. (And in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', it turns out that they were [[spoiler: the first alien race humans ever encountered.]])
** Vulcans' emotional suppression was not thought of for several episodes. Spock can be seen smiling in the original pilot.
** The unaired original pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]": completely different crew, gooseneck viewers, much more serious in its way, presentation, Captain Pike angsting somewhat... and being allegedly getting used to a woman on the bridge, despite the presence of the very much female ''First Officer''! (Who does seem to be an unusually strong female character by comparison to most of the series, too.) In addition, the pilot uses "hyperdrive" instead of "warp" for the FasterThanLightTravel.



** Due to the later spin-off series, some episodes of TOS stand at odds with established continuity. For example, "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]", the last TOS episode broadcast, clearly implies that Starfleet has no female starship captains, a fact contradicted by the prequel series ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.



%%* EnforcedColdWar: "Balance of Terror", "Errand of Mercy", "The Trouble with Tribbles", "Friday's Child", "Elaan of Troyius"

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%%* * EnforcedColdWar: Examples abound, since the show was written during the Cold War. Examples include the plots of "Balance of Terror", "Errand of Mercy", "The Trouble with Tribbles", "Friday's Child", and "Elaan of Troyius"Troyius".



%%* EvilTwin: "Mirror, Mirror", "The Enemy Within"



** Everywhere, with Bones insulting Spock's "green blood," "computer" mind, and other Vulcan traits. Kirk and Spock often comment on the differences between Vulcans and Humans, but in a GentlemanSnarker way without malice.

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** Everywhere, with Bones Dr. Mccoy seems full of it, insulting Spock's "green blood," "computer" mind, and other Vulcan traits. Kirk and Spock often comment on the differences between Vulcans and Humans, but in a GentlemanSnarker way without any malice.



** The costume designer for the show was William Ware Theiss, TropeCodifier for the TheissTitillationTheory. You could show an AMAZING amount of skin as long as it did not include belly buttons or the underside of women's breasts, as if executives were afraid moss grew there...

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** The costume designer for the show was William Ware Theiss, TropeCodifier and TropeNamer for the TheissTitillationTheory. You could show an AMAZING amount of skin as long as it did not include belly buttons or the underside of women's breasts, as if executives were afraid moss grew there...



* ForgottenFallenFriend: Everyone who got killed on the show ([[RedshirtArmy and that's a lot]]).

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Everyone who got killed on the show ([[RedshirtArmy and that's a lot]]).show.
7th Aug '16 9:43:51 AM MarkWilder
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* GenreSavvy:
** Scotty, whenever he is left in command of the ''Enterprise.'' There's "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me," and the time that he receives an audio message from "Kirk" and the first thing he does is run it through a voice analyzer which proves it isn't really Kirk. Do not fuck with Scotty.
** "Diplomats. [[GunboatDiplomacy The best diplomat I know is a fully armed phaser bank.]]" [[AssInAmbassador Given the quality of the Federation's diplomatic staff]], Scotty definitely has a point.
6th Aug '16 10:14:00 PM TheFigureInTheCorner
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**In the episode "The Galileo Seven," Spock's legs get pinned between a large rock and a cliff. After he is freed, he is visibly limping; however, later in the episode, he is shown walking around the bridge with no indication that the injury had ever occured.
4th Aug '16 9:21:16 AM isolato
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* ArchaeologicalArmsRace: The episode "A Private Little War" is an allegory of the Vietnam War, with both factions being armed by humans and Klingons.
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