History Series / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

23rd Jun '17 10:29:03 AM Gosicrystal
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* ShownTheirWork: In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E19TomorrowIsYesterday}} Tomorrow Is Yesterday]]", the ''Enterprise'' travels back in time to 1968. It's mentioned that three astronauts are taking part in a manned moon shot on Wednesday. Two years after the episode aired, Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969 (a Wednesday) carrying three astronauts (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins). Given that the Apollo program was already getting started around the time of this episode, however, it was [[ShownTheirWork already known that there would be three astronauts per spacecraft]], and odds were good that at least ''one'' of the craft bound for the moon would launch on a Wednesday.

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* ShownTheirWork: In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E19TomorrowIsYesterday}} Tomorrow Is Yesterday]]", the ''Enterprise'' travels back in time to 1968. It's mentioned that three astronauts are taking part in a manned moon shot on Wednesday. Two years after the episode aired, Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969 (a Wednesday) carrying three astronauts (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins). Given that the Apollo program was already getting started around the time of this episode, however, it was [[ShownTheirWork already known that there would be three astronauts per spacecraft]], spacecraft, and odds were good that at least ''one'' of the craft bound for the moon would launch on a Wednesday.
23rd Jun '17 10:28:22 AM Gosicrystal
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* ShownTheirWork: In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E19TomorrowIsYesterday}} Tomorrow Is Yesterday]]", the ''Enterprise'' travels back in time to 1968. It's mentioned that three astronauts are taking part in a manned moon shot on Wednesday. Two years after the episode aired, Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969 (a Wednesday) carrying three astronauts (Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins). Given that the Apollo program was already getting started around the time of this episode, however, it was [[ShownTheirWork already known that there would be three astronauts per spacecraft]], and odds were good that at least ''one'' of the craft bound for the moon would launch on a Wednesday.
28th May '17 9:20:51 AM KaputExaltation
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Varied widely in quality from episode to episode and from season to season, depending upon who was writing. An episode chosen at random can be anything from high camp to geopolitical allegory to genuinely intelligent drama, and is likely to be at least two out of those three.

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Varied Plots varied widely in quality from episode to episode and from season to season, depending upon who was writing. [[GenreBusting An episode chosen at random can be anything from high camp to geopolitical allegory to genuinely intelligent drama, and is likely to be at least two out of those three.
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Some people are unaware of the original ''Trek'' pilot, featuring Captain Pike (who would be a character in the [[Film/StarTrek Abrams movie]]) played by Jeffrey Hunter, and Creator/MajelBarrett as ''first officer''. The pilot was praised for a good story but was considered "too cerebral" and not as action packed as the network wanted to market it. This resulted in a near entire-cast replacement for a second pilot episode, except for Spock. In fact, Doctor [=McCoy=] didn't appear until after the second pilot was filmed. However, that first pilot did not go to waste--Roddenberry used a lot of it for the series' only two parter, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E11TheMenageriePartI The Menagerie]]," which proved a Hugo science fiction award winner. The original pilot can be viewed in the DVD release, as well as on Creator/{{Netflix}}.

While the show was considered popular with general audiences[[note]]the actors and studio were flooded with mail, and there was a huge amount of tie-in merchandise almost immediately[[/note]], the Nielsen ratings branded it a flop, barely managing out three seasons before being officially canceled, with a [[UnCanceled close call on the second season]]. Within a few weeks of its cancellation was [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace the monumental first Moon Landing]], and as a result the subsequent reruns of ''Star Trek'' were [[VindicatedByHistory more popular than the original run]]. Television was also changing at the time, starting to account for {{demographics}} along with overall ratings, and found that ''Star Trek'' snagged the most coveted 1835 male group that nearly every show aimed for. ''Star Trek'' conventions were jammed with thousands of dedicated fans, and seeing the potential for a revisit led into production for a new TV series. The first attempt was ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', which may have suffered from {{Creator/Filmation}}'s cheapo production values, but more than compensated by having most of the original writers and cast, producing a great series that earned the franchise's first Emmy Award. Later, in the hope of creating a television network, a new ''Star Trek'' series was developed, eventually turning into the first ''Star Trek'' [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture film]] in 1979, after the monumental success of ''Franchise/StarWars''. The success of the films led to the SequelSeries in 1987, ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', and another 18 straight years of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' on television.

To be expected, the subtitle "The Original Series" is a {{Retronym}} used solely for commercial clarification once ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' came out. It has always been referred to as ''Star Trek'' in its own opening sequence.

The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, directed by Creator/JJAbrams, was an attempt to [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] the franchise by [[AlternateContinuity revisiting]] these same characters (of course played by new actors) with a new spin. It updates and modifies the general look and premise of the original series with modern special effects. The film has been a commercial and critical success (becoming the first ''Star Trek'' film to win an Oscar), but amongst the fans it has [[BrokenBase provoked debates]]. A sequel, ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', was released in 2013, with another (''Film/StarTrekBeyond'') to follow in 2016.

[[OfferVoidInNebraska If you're in the US]], you can watch most episodes [[http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-trek-the-original-series here]]. This show also has a tool for gathering and voting on [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Favorite Episodes]]. And [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries over here]] we have a {{recap}} page.

It also gave birth to the earliest recorded case of {{slash}} fiction--and, by extension, HoYay--when fans began to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] Captain [[TheKirk Kirk]] with his First Officer [[TheSpock Spock]].

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Some people are unaware of the original ''Trek'' pilot, featuring Captain Pike (who would be a character in the [[Film/StarTrek Abrams movie]]) played by Jeffrey Hunter, and Creator/MajelBarrett as ''first officer''.[[NumberOne his first officer]]. The pilot was praised for a good story but was considered "too cerebral" and not as action packed as the network wanted to market it. This resulted in a near entire-cast replacement for a second pilot episode, except for Spock. In fact, Doctor [=McCoy=] didn't appear until after the second pilot was filmed. However, that first pilot did not go to waste--Roddenberry used a lot of it for the series' only two parter, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E11TheMenageriePartI The Menagerie]]," which proved a Hugo science fiction award winner. The original pilot can be viewed in the DVD release, as well as on Creator/{{Netflix}}.

While the show was considered popular with general audiences[[note]]the actors and studio were flooded with mail, and there was a huge amount of tie-in merchandise almost immediately[[/note]], the Nielsen ratings branded it a flop, barely managing out three seasons before being officially canceled, with a [[UnCanceled close call on the second season]]. Within a few weeks of its cancellation was [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace the monumental first Moon Landing]], and as a result the subsequent reruns of ''Star Trek'' were [[VindicatedByHistory more popular than the original run]]. Television was also changing at the time, starting to account for {{demographics}} along with overall ratings, and found that ''Star Trek'' snagged the most coveted 1835 male group that nearly every show aimed for. ''Star Trek'' conventions were jammed with thousands of dedicated fans, and seeing the potential for a revisit led into production for a new TV series. The first attempt was ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', which may have suffered from {{Creator/Filmation}}'s cheapo production values, but more than compensated by having most of the original writers and cast, producing a great series that earned the franchise's first Emmy Award. Later, in the hope of creating a television network, a new ''Star Trek'' series was developed, eventually turning [[{{Retool}} reworked]] into the first ''Star Trek'' [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture film]] [[TheMovie feature film]], StarTrekTheMotionPicture, in 1979, after the monumental success of ''Franchise/StarWars''. The This led to an ongoing film series, the success of the films which led to the SequelSeries in 1987, ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', and another 18 straight years of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' on television.

To be expected, the subtitle "The Original Series" is a {{Retronym}} used solely for commercial clarification once ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' came out. It has always been referred to as ''Star Trek'' in its own opening sequence.

The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, directed by Creator/JJAbrams, was an attempt to [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] the franchise by [[AlternateContinuity revisiting]] these same characters (of course played by new actors) with a new spin. It updates and modifies the general look and premise of the original series with modern special effects. The film has been a commercial and critical success (becoming the first ''Star Trek'' film to win an Oscar), but amongst the fans it has [[BrokenBase provoked debates]]. A sequel, ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', was released in 2013, with another (''Film/StarTrekBeyond'') to follow in 2016.

[[OfferVoidInNebraska If you're in the US]], you can watch most episodes [[http://www.startrek.com/videos/star-trek-the-original-series here]].here]] and all of the episodes on Creator/{{Netflix}}. This show also has a tool for gathering and voting on [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Favorite Episodes]]. And [[Recap/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries over here]] we have a {{recap}} page.

The subtitle "The Original Series" is a {{Retronym}} used solely for commercial clarification once ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' came out. It also gave birth has always been referred to the earliest recorded case of {{slash}} fiction--and, by extension, HoYay--when fans began to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] Captain [[TheKirk Kirk]] with his First Officer [[TheSpock Spock]].
as ''Star Trek'' in its own opening sequence.



%%* AggressiveNegotiations

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%%* AggressiveNegotiations* AggressiveNegotiations:This can happen quite easily. The Federation's Starfleet [[GunboatDiplomacy often flexes their muscle]], and they [[AppealToForce almost never bluff]]. In fact, their official policy regarding diplomatic contacts with hostile forces extends to potentially [[FinalSolution killing everything on the planet]][[note]]As per [[https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/general-order-24-were-kir-kand-scotty-bluffing.224323/ Starfleet General Order 24]][[/note]], which is frighteningly easy to do because all large starship weapons are essentially [[WeaponOfMassDestruction weapons of mass destruction]].



* AlanSmithee: "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E19APrivateLittleWar A Private Little War]]" is meant as a commentary on UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, 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'''"!)



* AlanSmithee:

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* AlanSmithee:AlanSmithee: "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E19APrivateLittleWar A Private Little War]]" is meant as a commentary on UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, 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'''"!)



* AllPlanetsAreEarthlike: Considering the technical and budgetary constraints, ridiculously so. The show {{hand wave}}s it sometimes by making planets specifically based on Earth.
* AllThereInTheManual: The script for "The Omega Glory" has the main characters theorize right at the beginning that the Yangs and Kohms are lost colonists from Earth's early space race. Presumably it was removed to make the reveal at the end a surprise, but in doing so it just made the whole thing ridiculously contrived.

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* AllPlanetsAreEarthlike: Considering the technical and budgetary constraints, ridiculously so. The show {{hand wave}}s it sometimes by making planets specifically based on Earth.
Earth. Or making the episode [[JustifiedTrope actually take place on Earth]].
* AllThereInTheManual: The script for "The Omega Glory" has the main characters theorize right at the beginning that the Yangs and Kohms are lost colonists from Earth's early space race. Presumably it was removed to make the reveal at the end a surprise, but in doing so it just made the whole thing [[AssPull ridiculously contrived.contrived]].



** In the PilotEpisode, Captain Christopher Pike's character was subjected to an illusion of Hell when he refused to cooperate with his Talosian jailers. The illusion was stated to be made from information gotten from his own mind, implying that he was raised Christian.

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** In the PilotEpisode, Captain Christopher Pike's character was subjected to an illusion of Hell when he refused to cooperate with his Talosian jailers. The illusion was stated to be made from information gotten from his own mind, implying that he was raised as a Christian.



* AntagonisticGovernor: Kodos the Executioner, who was governor of a human colony that was facing starvation because of an exotic fungus. He executed 4,000 citizens in order to see to it that the other 4,000 wouldn't starve. He later disappeared, presumed dead, but in reality, had changed his name and was living life as an actor.

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* AntagonisticGovernor: Kodos the Executioner, who was governor of a human colony that was facing starvation because of an exotic fungus. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo He executed 4,000 citizens in order to see to it that the other 4,000 wouldn't starve.starve]]. He later disappeared, presumed dead, but in reality, had changed his name and was living life as an actor.



'''Ayelborne:''' To wage war, Captain? To kill millions of innocent people? To destroy life on a planetary scale? ''Is that what you're defending?''

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'''Ayelborne:''' To wage war, Captain? To kill millions of innocent people? To destroy life on a planetary scale? ''Is ''[[WhatTheHellHero Is that what you're defending?''defending?]]''



* BlackAndWhiteMorality

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* BlackAndWhiteMoralityBlackAndWhiteMorality: [[AvertrdTrope Averted]]. The Federation may be a {{Utopia}}, but they only remain as one through military power. [[WhatTheHellHero They get called out on this more than once]].



* BoldlyComing: Kirk is the TropeMaker. So much so that in "By Any Other Name", when they need to fight the aliens who have adopted [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human form]], [[JustifiedTrope due to the Enterprise they have hijacked being suited to human life]], each of the four remaining crew members uses their personal skills to take back the ship; [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] secretly drugs the hijackers, [[TheSpock Spock]] plays TheChessmaster and turns the aliens against each other, Scotty [[DrinkingContest drinks an alien (and himself) into a complete stupor]], and Kirk... seduces the head alien's girlfriend.\\\
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 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.

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* BoldlyComing: Kirk is the TropeMaker. So much so that in "By Any Other Name", when they need to fight the aliens who have adopted [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human form]], [[JustifiedTrope due to the Enterprise they have hijacked being suited to human life]], each of the four remaining crew members uses their personal skills to take back the ship; [[TheMcCoy McCoy]] secretly drugs the hijackers, [[TheSpock Spock]] plays TheChessmaster and turns the aliens against each other, Scotty [[DrinkingContest drinks an alien (and himself) into a complete stupor]], and Kirk... seduces the head alien's girlfriend.\\\
Nevertheless,
That said,[[UnbuiltTrope Kirk's reputation for sleeping his way across the galaxy has been greatly exaggerated in the public mind; mind]]; while he makes out with many a GirlOfTheWeek, [[HoneyTrap 9 times out of 10 it's specifically to manipulate them]], and 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 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.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: The things Kirk gets away with...



%%* ADayInTheLimelight:
%%** "For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky" is this for [=McCoy=].
%%** "A Wolf in the Fold" and "The Lights of Zetar" for Scotty.

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%%* * ADayInTheLimelight:
%%** ** "For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky" is this for [=McCoy=].
%%** ** "A Wolf in the Fold" and "The Lights of Zetar" for Scotty.



%%* DisneyDeath: "Amok Time", "The Enterprise Incident", "The Tholian Web"



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Due to ValuesDissonance, arguably this series as a whole is Early Installment Weirdness for the franchise. Also, the earliest episodes have a number of oddities:
** While still part of the Federation, the ''Enterprise'' is explicitly an Earth vessel in early episodes, implying that each Federation world supplies its own military force. Later in the series, and in all series afterward, the Federation has a single consolidated defense armada.
** Early on, 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.]])
** The unaired original pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]": completely different crew, gooseneck viewers, much more serious in its 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.
** Uhura is wearing a gold command uniform in the episodes "The Corbomite Maneuver" and "Mudd's Women", the first two episodes filmed that she appears in.
** The make-up used on Leonard Nimoy for Spock is substantially different in the two pilots; this is very obvious in the second pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore Where No Man Has Gone Before]]", which for reasons unknown aired as the third episode. At least when footage from the first pilot, "The Cage", aired as part of the later episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E11TheMenageriePartI The Menagerie]]" an in-show excuse is given by saying it took place 13 year earlier (maybe Spock's eyebrows migrated down his forehead during that time?).
** In some early episodes (such as "The Corbomite Maneuver") it was necessary to turn a knob in order to use the turbolift (ship's elevator). In later episodes turbolifts could be operated by voice command.
* EasilyForgiven: The Kelvans in "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E22ByAnyOtherName By Any Other Name]]". They hijack the ship, threaten the entire crew, and kill a female yeoman as a demonstration of their power. (She wasn't acting as a danger to them in any way.) And yet, at the end, Kirk forgives and agrees to help them.
* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E26ErrandOfMercy Errand of Mercy]]", the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Organians]] [[PerfectPacifistPeople refuse to use violence]] to stop the Klingons from taking over their planet, but easily thwart them with their PsychicPowers.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Due to ValuesDissonance, arguably this series as a whole is Early Installment Weirdness for the franchise. Also, the earliest episodes have a number of oddities:
** While still part of the Federation, the ''Enterprise'' is explicitly an Earth vessel in early episodes, implying that each Federation world supplies its own military force. Later in the series, and in all series afterward, the Federation has a single consolidated defense armada.
** Early on, 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.]])
**
The initially unaired original pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]": Cage]]" features a completely different crew, gooseneck viewers, much more serious in its 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.) viewers. In addition, the pilot uses "hyperdrive" instead of "warp" for the FasterThanLightTravel.
** Uhura is wearing a gold command uniform in the episodes "The Corbomite Maneuver" and "Mudd's Women", the first two episodes filmed that she appears in.
**
FasterThanLightTravel. The make-up used on Leonard Nimoy for Spock is substantially different in the two pilots; this is very obvious in the second pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore Where No Man Has Gone Before]]", which for ExecutiveMeddling reasons unknown aired as the third episode. At least when footage from the first pilot, "The Cage", aired as part of the later episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E11TheMenageriePartI The Menagerie]]" an in-show excuse is given by saying it took place 13 year earlier (maybe Spock's eyebrows migrated down his forehead during that time?).
** In some early episodes (such as "The Corbomite Maneuver") it was necessary to turn a knob in order to use the turbolift (ship's elevator). In later episodes turbolifts could be operated by voice command.
episode.
* EasilyForgiven: The Kelvans in "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E22ByAnyOtherName By Any Other Name]]". They hijack the ship, threaten the entire crew, and kill a female yeoman as a demonstration of their power. (She wasn't acting as a danger to them in any way.) And yet, at the end, Kirk forgives and agrees to help them. \n* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E26ErrandOfMercy Errand of Mercy]]", the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Organians]] [[PerfectPacifistPeople refuse to use violence]] to stop the Klingons from taking over their planet, but easily thwart them with their PsychicPowers.



%%* 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".

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



* UnderestimatingBadassery: In "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E26ErrandOfMercy Errand of Mercy]]", the Klingons conquer Organia, not knowing that the PerfectPacifistPeople living there are actually [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens ludicrously powerful]] [[EnergyBeings energy beings]]. They [[DamselOutOfDistress didn't need the Federation's help]] to [[CurbStompBattle rescue their planet]].



* {{Zeerust}}:
** Absolutely ''infamous'' for it these days. They've got cellphones right, sure... but apparently 23rd-century starships are still controlled by ''analog switchboards'', and don't even have detailed system displays available (something retroactively corrected in later shows which took a jaunt into this time period). The costume design, while [[TheissTitillationTheory provocative at times]], is also unbelievably Sixties in all ways.
** This was so bad that the ''prequel'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', looks more high-tech than this show, just due to the production assets available to the cast and crew of ''Enterprise''.
** Another example of how bad it is is the fact they now offer a remastered version of TOS with modern, CGI-based special effects. In contrast to the changes done on ''Film/StarWars'', the remastering is generally (though far from universally) well-received (it helps that versions with the original effects remain widely available). It should also be noted they ''only'' remastered the special effects and didn't take the opportunity to [[HanShotFirst tweak plot points]].
** {{Handwave}}d in the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]] episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" with Dax admiring "the classic 23rd century styling" of the tricorders and instruments.
** At least one novel gives it a different {{handwave}}; Uhura, stuck on another ship that used touchpads, mentions that she and the rest of the crew prefer the more tactile controls--in fact, she recalls that the ''Enterprise'' was once refit with touch controls, but [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks there were so many complaints about the new controls]] that the controls were changed back to the older keys and switches.
** Averted, at least for a decade or two, with the "microtape" data cartridges which looked very much like 3.5" diskettes. That form factor has since given way to the keyfob-sized USB drive, but may someday return. At the very least recording tapes still exist as a means of long term bulk data storage, with higher capacity tapes and better formatting being made to fill this niche need.
** Maybe the in-universe designers of the ''Enterprise'' wanted the crew to remember they were talking to a machine, but 21st century GPS units sound much more human and less mechanized than the ship's computer voice.

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* {{Zeerust}}:
** Absolutely ''infamous'' for it these days. They've got cellphones right, sure... but apparently
{{Zeerust}}: [[DownplayedTrope Not as bad as often claimed]]. Though much of the show's technology is highly outdated in it's presentation (Apparently 23rd-century starships are still controlled by ''analog switchboards'', switchboards''...), Star Trek [[LifeImitatesArt inspired a lot of modern technology]] and don't even have detailed system displays available (something retroactively corrected [[https://qz.com/766831/star-trek-real-life-technology/ strongly parallels future developments in later shows technology in various important ways]].
** Averted, at least for a decade or two, with the "microtape" data cartridges,
which took look very much like 3.5" diskettes and can store a jaunt into fantastically large amount of information compared to modern technology.[[note]]as in, one of them can store the entire Internet as of 2017.[[/note]] At the very least recording tapes still exist as a means of long term bulk data storage, with higher capacity tapes and better formatting being made to fill this time period). The costume design, while [[TheissTitillationTheory provocative at times]], is also unbelievably Sixties in all ways.
niche need.
** This was so bad that Maybe the ''prequel'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', looks in-universe designers of the ''Enterprise'' [[JustifiedTrope wanted the crew to remember they were talking to a machine]], but 21st century GPS units sound much more high-tech human and less mechanized than this show, just due to the production assets available to the cast and crew of ''Enterprise''.
ship's computer voice.
** Another example of how bad it There is is the fact they now offer a remastered version of TOS Star Trek with modern, CGI-based CGI special effects. In contrast to the changes done on ''Film/StarWars'', the remastering is generally (though far from universally) well-received (it helps that versions with the original effects remain widely available). It should also be noted they ''only'' remastered the original special effects and didn't take the opportunity to [[HanShotFirst tweak any plot points]].
** {{Handwave}}d in the [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]] episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" with Dax admiring "the classic 23rd century styling" of the tricorders and instruments.
** At least one novel gives it a different {{handwave}}; Uhura, stuck on another ship that used touchpads, mentions that she and the rest of the crew prefer the more tactile controls--in fact, she recalls that the ''Enterprise'' was once refit with touch controls, but [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks there were so many complaints about the new controls]] that the controls were changed back to the older keys and switches.
** Averted, at least for a decade or two, with the "microtape" data cartridges which looked very much like 3.5" diskettes. That form factor has since given way to the keyfob-sized USB drive, but may someday return. At the very least recording tapes still exist as a means of long term bulk data storage, with higher capacity tapes and better formatting being made to fill this niche need.
** Maybe the in-universe designers of the ''Enterprise'' wanted the crew to remember they were talking to a machine, but 21st century GPS units sound much more human and less mechanized than the ship's computer voice.
points]].
25th May '17 11:16:35 AM jellymouse15
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**Maybe the in-universe designers of the ''Enterprise'' wanted the crew to remember they were talking to a machine, but 21st century GPS units sound much more human and less mechanized than the ship's computer voice.
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* ChewingTheScenery: A Klingon in "The Trouble With Tribbles" insults the ''Enterprise'' ForTheEvulz, underlining the last two words of this speech loud and clear with a wide-eyed stare: "I didn't mean to say that the ''Enterprise'' should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away '''''as''''' ''garbage!''"

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* ChewingTheScenery: A The Klingon executive officer Korax in "The Trouble With Tribbles" insults the ''Enterprise'' ForTheEvulz, underlining the last two words of this speech loud and clear with a wide-eyed stare: "I didn't mean to say that the ''Enterprise'' should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away '''''as''''' ''garbage!''"
9th Apr '17 5:08:32 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* PlayingGertrude: Even though they played father and son, Mark Lenard was only six years older than Creator/LeonardNimoy.
9th Apr '17 4:23:58 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AlanSmithee:
** The writer of "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E20ReturnToTomorrow}} Return to Tomorrow]]" had himself credited under a pseudonym in protest against a change that was made to the ending.
** Two episodes in the third season, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E17ThatWhichSurvives}} That Which Survives]]" and " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E20TheWayToEden}} The Way to Eden]]", were developed from storylines by Trek veteran writer D.C. Fontana, but bear the credit "Story by Michael Richards" because Fontana felt the final episodes diverged too far for her to feel comfortable putting her name on them.


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* CreatorCameo: Creator/GeneRoddenberry himself voiced the ship's cook in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E2CharlieX}} Charlie X]]".
8th Apr '17 7:08:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.



* WideEyedIdealist: Edith Keeler in "The City on the Edge of Forever", a passionate advocate of peace--[[{{Wrong Genre Savvy}} in the face of Nazi Germany]].

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* WideEyedIdealist: Edith Keeler in "The City on the Edge of Forever", a passionate advocate of peace--[[{{Wrong Genre Savvy}} peace--[[WrongGenreSavvy in the face of Nazi Germany]].
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* DutchAngle: Used in "Wink of an Eye" to denote the scenes taking place in hyper-accelerated time.
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