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27th Jul '16 2:06:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** 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.



* JustTestingYou: Kirk and Scotty set up a challenge/response [[TrustPassword password]] before Kirk beamed down to a planet in order to prevent imposters from getting beamed up. Naturally a shapeshifter takes Kirk's form and tries to get Scotty to beam him up. When he doesn't know the password, he tries to cover it up by saying that he was just testing Scotty. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Scotty catches on immediately]] and concludes that Kirk must be in trouble, since the real [[OutOfCharacterAlert Kirk would never "test" him]] like that.

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* JustTestingYou: Kirk and Scotty set up a challenge/response [[TrustPassword password]] before Kirk beamed down to a planet in order to prevent imposters from getting beamed up. Naturally a shapeshifter takes Kirk's form and tries to get Scotty to beam him up. When he doesn't know the password, he tries to cover it up by saying that he was just testing Scotty. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Scotty catches on immediately]] immediately and concludes that Kirk must be in trouble, since the real [[OutOfCharacterAlert Kirk would never "test" him]] like that.
16th Jul '16 5:10:37 AM moloch
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE Star Trekkin', across the universe...]][[note]]Main chase from left to right: [[MrFixIt Lt. Cmr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott]], [[FunnyForeigner Ensign Pavel Chekov]], [[DrJerk Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy]], [[HospitalHottie Nurse Christine Chapel]], [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth Cpn. James T. Kirk]], [[MissionControl Lt. Nyota Uhura]], [[TheScully Lt. Cmr. Spock]] and [[GuyInBack Lt. Hikaru Sulu]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE Star Trekkin', across the universe...]][[note]]Main chase cast from left to right: [[MrFixIt Lt. Cmr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott]], [[FunnyForeigner Ensign Pavel Chekov]], [[DrJerk Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy]], [[HospitalHottie Nurse Christine Chapel]], [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth Cpn. James T. Kirk]], [[MissionControl Lt. Nyota Uhura]], [[TheScully Lt. Cmr. Spock]] and [[GuyInBack Lt. Hikaru Sulu]].[[/note]]]]
11th Jul '16 10:26:35 PM MarkWilder
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** In another episode, Kirk and Crew come upon a planet dominated by a Roman Empire but with 20th century technology (FridgeLogic: another planet that had been visited by [[spoiler:the alien impersonating]] the Greek god Apollo and his pantheon?), where a persecuted, pacifist new religion worships a sun god. At the end of the episode, Lieutenant Uhura discovers that this new religion does not worship the Sun but the Son, clearly referencing Jesus. Kirk even considers remaining at the planet for a number of years just so they can "watch it happen all over again."

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** In another episode, Kirk and Crew come upon a planet dominated by a Roman Empire but with 20th century technology (FridgeLogic: another planet that had been visited by [[spoiler:the alien impersonating]] the Greek god Apollo and his pantheon?), technology, where a persecuted, pacifist new religion worships a sun god. At the end of the episode, Lieutenant Uhura discovers that this new religion does not worship the Sun but the Son, clearly referencing Jesus. Kirk even considers remaining at the planet for a number of years just so they can "watch it happen all over again."
11th Jul '16 3:21:40 PM HeraldAlberich
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* AmbiguouslyChristian: ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Captain Kirk's famous line to [[spoiler:the alien impersonating]] the Greek god Apollo in [[Recap/StarTrekS2E2WhoMournsForAdonais "Who Mourns for Adonais?"]]:
--> "Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate."

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* AmbiguouslyChristian: ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. AmbiguouslyChristian:
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Captain Kirk's famous line to [[spoiler:the alien impersonating]] the Greek god Apollo in [[Recap/StarTrekS2E2WhoMournsForAdonais "Who Mourns for Adonais?"]]:
--> "Mankind --->'''Kirk:''' Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate."
10th Jul '16 4:34:23 PM MarkWilder
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* AmbiguouslyChristian: ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Captain Kirk's famous line to [[spoiler:the alien impersonating]] the Greek god Apollo in [[Recap/StarTrekS2E2WhoMournsForAdonais "Who Mourns for Adonais?"]]:
--> "Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate."
** In another episode, Kirk and Crew come upon a planet dominated by a Roman Empire but with 20th century technology (FridgeLogic: another planet that had been visited by [[spoiler:the alien impersonating]] the Greek god Apollo and his pantheon?), where a persecuted, pacifist new religion worships a sun god. At the end of the episode, Lieutenant Uhura discovers that this new religion does not worship the Sun but the Son, clearly referencing Jesus. Kirk even considers remaining at the planet for a number of years just so they can "watch it happen all over again."
** 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.
** [[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Angela_Martine Angela Martine,]] from the episode ''Balance of Terror,'' genuflected before the altar during her marriage ceremony, implying that she is a member of the Catholic Church. (Note, however, that this is not exclusively a Roman Catholic practice. Some Episcopalians, for example, also genuflect in front of the altar.)
27th Jun '16 3:12:27 PM StarSword
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* ProxyWar: "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E19APrivateLittleWar A Private Little War]]" has the Klingons supplying increasingly advanced firearms to one tribe of a primitive planet, to install them as a puppet leader of that world. Another tribe, one that Kirk had met years before, begins to demand similar weapons by the end, and Kirk begins arranging a Federation-aligned alliance of tribes to oppose the Klingon-controlled ones. He even references the brush wars of the 20th century as he does so.
12th Jun '16 9:17:03 AM HeraldAlberich
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* Uhura (Creator/NichelleNichols): TwoferTokenMinority and the original BridgeBunny. Serving as the CommunicationsOfficer, she was essentially a glorified telephone operator and didn't even have a canon first name until an [[Film/StarTrek alternate timeline]] claimed that it was Nyota.[[note]]The name "Nyota" goes back to 1982 when Creator/WilliamRotsler used it for ''Star Trek II Biographies'' and Nichelle Nichols enthusiastically approved it -- it's the Swahili word for "star." Nichols used the name everywhere and anywhere possible from then on.[[/note]] Nonetheless, at the time this was almost unthinkable authority to place in the hands of a woman ''or'' a minority, and when Nichols considered leaving the show she was talked out of it by none other than [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King, Jr.]]

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* Uhura (Creator/NichelleNichols): TwoferTokenMinority and the original BridgeBunny. Serving as the CommunicationsOfficer, she was essentially a glorified telephone operator and didn't even have a canon first name until an [[Film/StarTrek alternate timeline]] claimed that it was Nyota.[[note]]The name "Nyota" goes back to 1982 when Creator/WilliamRotsler used it for ''Star Trek II Biographies'' and Nichelle Nichols enthusiastically approved it -- it's it--it's the Swahili word for "star." Nichols used the name everywhere and anywhere possible from then on.[[/note]] Nonetheless, at the time this was almost unthinkable authority to place in the hands of a woman ''or'' a minority, and when Nichols considered leaving the show she was talked out of it by none other than [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King, Jr.]]



%%* {{Aesoptinum}}: "The Apple", "The Cloud Minders", "A Taste of Armageddon", etc.



%%* AggressiveNegotiations
%%* AIIsACrapshoot: "The Changeling", "The Ultimate Computer", "The Return of the Archons", "For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky", etc.



%%* AllCavemenWereNeanderthals



* 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.



* DeusExNukina: In "The Doomsday Machine," Commodore Decker takes a shuttle and steers it [[spoiler:down the throat of the planet killer]] -- without an onboard nuke. But this gives Captain Kirk the idea to try Decker's plan with the ''USS Constellation'' [[spoiler:rigged to self-destruct in a big explosion]]. Kirk manually pilots the ''Constellation'' [[spoiler:into the maw]].

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* DeusExNukina: In "The Doomsday Machine," Commodore Decker takes a shuttle and steers it [[spoiler:down the throat of the planet killer]] -- without killer]]--without an onboard nuke. But this gives Captain Kirk the idea to try Decker's plan with the ''USS Constellation'' USS ''Constellation'' [[spoiler:rigged to self-destruct in a big explosion]]. Kirk manually pilots the ''Constellation'' [[spoiler:into the maw]].



* DeathWorld: The planet Gamma Trianguli VI in "The Apple" included plants that throw poisonous thorns, rocks that act like anti-personnel mines and directed lightning strikes.

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* DeathWorld: DeathWorld:
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The planet Gamma Trianguli VI in "The Apple" included includes plants that throw poisonous thorns, rocks that act like anti-personnel mines and directed lightning strikes.



* DeathOfTheOldGods: "Who Mourns For Adonais" has the Enterprise meeting Apollo, the last of the Greek gods (who were actually SufficientlyAdvancedAliens). Kirk pretty much tells him to stuff it, and then gets schizophrenic about if humanity has OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions as religion in general, or just moved on to Christianity.

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* DeathOfTheOldGods: "Who Mourns For Adonais" has the Enterprise meeting Apollo, the last of the Greek gods (who were actually SufficientlyAdvancedAliens). Kirk pretty much tells him to stuff it, and then gets schizophrenic about if whether humanity has OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions as religion in general, or just moved on to Christianity.



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



* DoomsdayDevice: "The Doomsday Machine" features a planet eating device.

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* DoomsdayDevice: "The Doomsday Machine" features a planet eating planet-eating device.



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



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



%%* FiveTemperamentEnsemble: Kirk (choleric), Spock (melancholic), Uhura (phlegmatic), "Bones" [=McCoy=] (sanguine), and Scotty (leukine).



%%* ForcedPrizeFight



-->'''Dr. [=McCoy=]:''' Well, either choke me or cut my throat. Make up your mind!
-->'''Khan:''' English... I thought I'd dreamed hearing it. Where am I?
-->'''Dr. [=McCoy=]:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer You're in bed, holding a knife at your doctor's throat.]]
-->'''Khan:''' Answer my question.
-->'''Dr. [=McCoy=]:''' [[CasualDangerDialogue It would be most effective if you would cut the carotid artery, just under the left ear.]]

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-->'''Dr. [=McCoy=]:''' Well, either choke me or cut my throat. Make up your mind!
-->'''Khan:'''
mind!\\
'''Khan:'''
English... I thought I'd dreamed hearing it. Where am I?
-->'''Dr.
I?\\
'''Dr.
[=McCoy=]:''' [[MathematiciansAnswer You're in bed, holding a knife at your doctor's throat.]]
-->'''Khan:'''
]]\\
'''Khan:'''
Answer my question.
-->'''Dr.
question.\\
'''Dr.
[=McCoy=]:''' [[CasualDangerDialogue It would be most effective if you would cut the carotid artery, just under the left ear.]]



%%* GladiatorRevolt: "The Gamesters of Triskelion"



%%* GoneHorriblyRight: "Patterns of Force", "That Which Survives"
%%* GoneHorriblyWrong: "Miri", "The Ultimate Computer"



* GrandTheftMe: In "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]", the GirlOfTheWeek and MadScientist Dr. Janice Lester, used an alien device to swap her mind into Kirk's body (poor, desperate girl) in order to fulfill her dream of being a starship Captain, because, y'know, [[StayInTheKitchen chicks]] [[ValuesDissonance can't do that stuff]] in TheFuture... Anyhoo, HilarityEnsues, and we get to watch Creator/WilliamShatner act like an LargeHam with a side of girl, instead of the usual LargeHam.

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* GrandTheftMe: In "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]", the GirlOfTheWeek and MadScientist Dr. Janice Lester, used Lester uses an alien device to swap her mind into Kirk's body (poor, desperate girl) in order to fulfill her dream of being a starship Captain, because, y'know, [[StayInTheKitchen chicks]] [[ValuesDissonance can't do that stuff]] in TheFuture... Anyhoo, HilarityEnsues, and we get to watch Creator/WilliamShatner act like an LargeHam with a side of girl, instead of the usual LargeHam.



* HatePlague: In "Day of the Dove", an {{Energy Being|s}} that feeds on hate brings the Federation and the Klingons, who are trying to abide by the peace treaty, into conflict. It goes as far as implanting FalseMemories so that the manipulated will have an extra source of conflict. An interesting part of this trope in Star Trek is that those who are killed are somehow brought back to life with their fatal wounds healed to fight again. Once they all figure it out the creature is repelled from the ship by laughter. Lots and lots of laughter.

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* HatePlague: In "Day of the Dove", an {{Energy Being|s}} that feeds on hate brings the Federation and the Klingons, who are trying to abide by the peace treaty, into conflict. It goes as far as implanting FalseMemories so that the manipulated will have an extra source of conflict. An interesting part of this trope in Star Trek is that those Those who are killed are somehow brought back to life with their fatal wounds healed to fight again. Once they all figure it out out, the creature is repelled from the ship by laughter. Lots and lots of laughter.



* HollowWorld: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky" had a variation, a shell covering an artificial planetoid to hold the atmosphere in.

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* HollowWorld: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky" had has a variation, a shell covering an artificial planetoid to hold the atmosphere in.



%%* HumanLadder



%%* ImNotAfraidOfYou



%%* LetsYouAndHimFight: "Day of the Dove", "Arena", "Amok Time"



* LotusEaterMachine: This was the plot of the original pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]," though Pike sees through the ruse easily. [[spoiler:However, another character trapped there doesn't want to leave the machine -- and knows that it's all an illusion - as after having been horrifically mangled in a crash the aliens were able to restore the illusion of her original beautiful appearance. They give her a illusory Captain Pike to live with until the real Pike returns to the planet in a later episode made up of the original pilot.]]
* LowCultureHighTech: In "A Private Little War", Kirk and [=McCoy=] discover that the Klingons gave flintlock weapons to the natives who didn't have them before. To restore the balance of power, Kirk provides another group (a bunch of cavemen) with them. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything McCoy compares their situation to the "Brush Wars" of the mid 20th Century]].
** "Bread and Circuses" featured a world with 1960s-level tech(television, firearms) but a society that mirrored the RomanEmpire, complete with the slow rise of Christianity(albeit 2000 years late).

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* LotusEaterMachine: This was the plot of the original pilot, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]," though Pike sees through the ruse easily. [[spoiler:However, another character trapped there doesn't want to leave the machine -- and machine--and knows that it's all an illusion - as illusion--as after having been horrifically mangled in a crash the aliens were able to restore the illusion of her original beautiful appearance. They give her a illusory Captain Pike to live with until the real Pike returns to the planet in a later episode made up of the original pilot.]]
%%* LovePotion: "A Private Little War", "Elaan of Troyius"
* LowCultureHighTech: LowCultureHighTech:
**
In "A Private Little War", Kirk and [=McCoy=] discover that the Klingons gave flintlock weapons to the natives who didn't have them before. To restore the balance of power, Kirk provides another group (a bunch of cavemen) with them. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything McCoy compares their situation to the "Brush Wars" of the mid 20th mid-20th Century]].
** "Bread and Circuses" featured features a world with 1960s-level tech(television, tech (television, firearms) but a society that mirrored mirrors the RomanEmpire, complete with the slow rise of Christianity(albeit Christianity (albeit 2000 years late).



%%* TheMafia: "A Piece of the Action"



%%* MarsNeedsWomen: "Mudd's Women"
%%* TheMasquerade: Gary Seven.



* MechanisticAlienCulture: Various examples.

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* MechanisticAlienCulture: Various examples.MechanisticAlienCulture:



* MirrorUniverse: "Mirror, Mirror" featured an alternate universe where the Federation is part of the tyrannical Terran empire.
* MonsterIsAMommy: "The Devil in the Dark" had the Horta, which was only protecting its eggs.

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* MirrorUniverse: "Mirror, Mirror" featured features an alternate universe where the Federation is part of the tyrannical Terran empire.
* MonsterIsAMommy: "The Devil in the Dark" had has the Horta, which was is only protecting its eggs.



* NotSoStoic: "Amok Time" had Spock react in excitement when Kirk isn't dead.

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* NotSoStoic: "Amok Time" had has Spock react in excitement when Kirk isn't dead.



* OutlawTown: "A Piece of the Action" had a planet whose culture modeled itself after 1920s gangster culture.

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* OutlawTown: "A Piece of the Action" had has a planet whose culture has modeled itself after 1920s gangster culture.



* ParentExMachina: "The Squire of Gothos" had Trelene getting punished by his "parents" (who appeared as blobs of energy).

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* ParentExMachina: "The Squire of Gothos" had has Trelene getting punished by his "parents" (who appeared appear as blobs of energy).energy).
%%** "Charlie X"



* PleasurePlanet: "Shore Leave" takes place on a planet where aliens went for amusement and the Enterprise crew found danger and weirdness.
* PointyEars: On Spock and other Vulcans; appropriate for SpaceElves.

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* PleasurePlanet: "Shore Leave" takes place on a planet where aliens went go for amusement and the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' crew found finds danger and weirdness.
* PointyEars: On Spock and other Vulcans; appropriate for SpaceElves. Romulans, which are related to Vulcans, also have pointed ears, and Spock comes in for some FantasticRacism when the visual similarity is noticed.



* PuppeteerParasite: In "Operation: Annihilate!", parasitic creatures that resemble flying pancakes attack planetary colonists—and eventually Spock.
** In "Wolf in the Fold", the Enterprise crew encounters "Redjac", a noncorporeal parasite responsible for numerous serial killings throughout the centuries. One of the humans it possessed was Jack the Ripper.

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* PuppeteerParasite: PuppeteerParasite:
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In "Operation: Annihilate!", parasitic creatures that resemble flying pancakes attack planetary colonists—and eventually Spock.
** In "Wolf in the Fold", the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' crew encounters "Redjac", a noncorporeal parasite responsible for numerous serial killings throughout the centuries. One of the humans it possessed was Jack the Ripper.Ripper.
%%** "Catspaw"



* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In "Miri", the kids on a planet identical to Earth were hundreds of years old.
** In "Requiem for Methuselah", Flint was thousands of years old and posed as various historical figures.

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* %%* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld:
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In "Miri", the kids on a planet identical to Earth were are hundreds of years old.
** In "Requiem for Methuselah", Flint was is thousands of years old and [[JuliusBeethovenDaVinci posed as various historical figures.figures]].
%%* RebelliousPrincess



* SelfDestructMechanism: Multiple examples

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* %%* SelfDestructMechanism: Multiple examplesexamples
%%* SendInTheSearchTeam: "Patterns of Force", "Bread and Circuses", "Return of the Archons"



* SpaceAmish: "The Way to Eden" features a group seeking a world where they can set up such a society. In the end, it doesn't work out [[spoiler: (both because the planet they've chosen is uninhabitable, and because their leader is a nut),]] but it's interesting that, out of the whole crew, the one who is most sympathetic to their goal is [[RoundedCharacter Spock.]]

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%%* SolarCPR: "All Our Yesterdays"
* SpaceAmish: SpaceAmish:
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"The Way to Eden" features a group seeking a world where they can set up such a society. In the end, it doesn't work out [[spoiler: (both because the planet they've chosen is uninhabitable, and because their leader is a nut),]] but it's interesting that, out of the whole crew, the one who is most sympathetic to their goal is [[RoundedCharacter Spock.]]



* SpotTheImposter: In "Whom Gods Destroy", Spock sees Kirk standing right next to an insane shapeshifter who is posing as Kirk. Spock identifies the imposter getting into a fight and noticing that one Kirk orders them both shot to prevent the imposter from escaping. Knowing that the imposter would never give that kind of command, Spock stuns the other one. This may be the origin of the "shoot us both" gambit, which itself is so well-known that [[EvolvingTrope today]] it's more likely that the evil one will use it, expecting the decider to shoot the other one (several such examples are below).

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* SpotTheImposter: SpotTheImposter:
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In "Whom Gods Destroy", Spock sees Kirk standing right next to an insane shapeshifter who is posing as Kirk. Spock identifies the imposter getting into a fight and noticing that one Kirk orders them both shot to prevent the imposter from escaping. Knowing that the imposter would never give that kind of command, Spock stuns the other one. This may be the origin of the "shoot us both" gambit, which itself is so well-known that [[EvolvingTrope today]] it's more likely that the evil one will use it, expecting the decider to shoot the other one (several such examples are below).one.



** "The Man Trap" featured a shapeshifting creature that drained the salt from people. It shapeshifted several times before settling on shifting into [=McCoy=]'s form. It could be spotted by its tendency to curve its index finger and nibble slightly on the arc of the finger.
** In "The Enemy Within", Kirk is split by a transporter accident into his "good" and "evil" halves. In what might be considered a subversion, it turns out Kirk's "evil" half is not so much evil, as driven by passion and base instinct, and Kirk's "good" half, the logic and intellect side, is incapable of acting competently without it ([[LargeHam though there are those who might argue Shatner was incapable of acting competently anyway...]]).

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** "The Man Trap" featured features a shapeshifting creature that drained drains the salt from people. It shapeshifted shapeshifts several times before settling on shifting into [=McCoy=]'s form. It could can be spotted by its tendency to curve its index finger and nibble slightly on the arc of the finger.
** In "The Enemy Within", Kirk is split by a transporter accident into his "good" and "evil" halves. In what might be considered a subversion, it turns out Kirk's "evil" half is not so much evil, as driven by passion and base instinct, and Kirk's "good" half, the logic and intellect side, is incapable of acting competently without it ([[LargeHam though there are those who might argue Shatner was incapable of acting competently anyway...]]).it.



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



%%* StockholmSyndrome: "Metamorphosis"
%%* StopTrick
%%* StrangeBedfellows: "Day of the Dove"



* TeenageWasteland: "Miri" featured a planet where a virus had killed off all the adults, leaving the children to look after themselves.

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* TeenageWasteland: "Miri" featured features a planet where a virus had has killed off all the adults, leaving the children to look after themselves.



%%* TerminallyDependentSociety: "The Apple"



* ThoseWackyNazis: "Patterns of Force" featured a planet of Nazis!

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* ThoseWackyNazis: "Patterns of Force" featured features a planet of Nazis!



* TimeStandsStill: "Wink of an Eye" features aliens who move so fast that they're invisible to the naked eye and everyone else appears frozen to them. (Interestingly enough, so long as none of the aliens or the people they abducted into their 'timeframe' by means of a drug are actually around to watch, both they and the crew seem to [[MeanwhileInTheFuture function in parallel and on the same timescale]] just fine. This point is never addressed.)

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* TimeStandsStill: TimeStandsStill:
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"Wink of an Eye" features aliens who move so fast that they're invisible to the naked eye and everyone else appears frozen to them. (Interestingly enough, so long as none of the aliens or the people they abducted into their 'timeframe' by means of a drug are actually around to watch, both they and the crew seem to [[MeanwhileInTheFuture function in parallel and on the same timescale]] just fine. This point is never addressed.)


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%%* TimeTravel: "Tomorrow Is Yesterday", "The City on the Edge of Forever", "Assignment: Earth"
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%%* TimeTravel: "Tomorrow Is Yesterday", "The City on the Edge of Forever", "Assignment: Earth"



%%* WhoEvenNeedsABrain: "Spock's Brain"

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%%* * WhoEvenNeedsABrain: In "Spock's Brain"Brain", [[TitleDrop Spock's brain]] is stolen by aliens who use it as a computer to run their planet's infrastructure. For some reason, his autonomic functions still work, but he is completely unconscious. Kirk has to get the brain back quickly, because Spock's Vulcan physiology is especially dependent on that tremendous brain. (While a brain-dead human could be kept "alive" easily for quite some time.) So that they can restore the brain quickly when they find it, [=McCoy=] rigs up a device that fits on Spock's head and allows his lifeless body to walk around, manipulated by a remote control. [[ContextSensitiveButton With three buttons.]] Music/{{SPOCK}} has made a song called "Mr. Spock's Brain", based on the above episode.



%%* YouAreInCommandNow: "Catspaw"
%%* YouCantFightFate: "The City on the Edge of Forever"

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%%* * YouAreInCommandNow: "Catspaw"
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In "Catspaw", a landing party that includes Scott and Sulu is taken prisoner. Kirk assigns himself and Spock to the rescue party, which ''also'' gets captured. This leaves Assistant Chief Engineer Lt. [=DeSalle=], an obscure character that most viewers have never heard of, in command of the ''Enterprise''. ([=DeSalle=] appeared in a grand total of 3 episodes.) Robert Bloch's original script had everyone senior to Uhura off the ship, and left her in command, but ExecutiveMeddling wouldn't allow for a black woman being put in command of the ''Enterprise''.
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YouCantFightFate: In "The City on the Edge of Forever"Forever", Edith Keeler must die so that Germany doesn't win World War II and wipe the Federation from existence. (Had she lived, she would have founded a peace movement that would have delayed the United States' entry into the European front of WWII, allowing Nazi Germany sufficient time to develop the atomic bomb and thus win the war.)
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%%* StealthInSpace: "Balance of Terror", "The Enterprise Incident"



%%* StockholmSyndrome: "Metamorphosis"
%%* StrangeBedfellows: "Day of the Dove"



%%* TeenageWasteland: "Miri"

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%%* * TeenageWasteland: "Miri""Miri" featured a planet where a virus had killed off all the adults, leaving the children to look after themselves.



%%* TerminallyDependentSociety: "The Apple"



%%* TimeStandsStill: "Wink of an Eye"

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%%* * TimeStandsStill: "Wink of an Eye"Eye" features aliens who move so fast that they're invisible to the naked eye and everyone else appears frozen to them. (Interestingly enough, so long as none of the aliens or the people they abducted into their 'timeframe' by means of a drug are actually around to watch, both they and the crew seem to [[MeanwhileInTheFuture function in parallel and on the same timescale]] just fine. This point is never addressed.)
** Kirk receives the drug when it's slipped into his coffee, inadvertently making it look like he's on CaffeineBulletTime.
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%%* SpotTheImposter: "Whom Gods Destroy"; "The Man Trap"; "The Enemy Within"

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%%* * SpotTheImposter: In "Whom Gods Destroy"; Destroy", Spock sees Kirk standing right next to an insane shapeshifter who is posing as Kirk. Spock identifies the imposter getting into a fight and noticing that one Kirk orders them both shot to prevent the imposter from escaping. Knowing that the imposter would never give that kind of command, Spock stuns the other one. This may be the origin of the "shoot us both" gambit, which itself is so well-known that [[EvolvingTrope today]] it's more likely that the evil one will use it, expecting the decider to shoot the other one (several such examples are below).
*** Spock knew that the shapeshifter in question couldn't hold another identity for more than a few minutes. He says so, and explains that all he has to do is wait. That's when the "Shoot him! No, shoot us both" dialogue occurs.
*** Leonard Nimoy hated this episode, noting that as TheSmartGuy Spock should have been able to easily and quickly create the kind of highly personal trick questions only his best friend, Kirk, should be able to answer properly to identify himself. According to Spock, he did not make his choice based on the order to shoot them both, but rather based on which one was winning: Kirk was recovering from an illness and thus was at a disadvantage against the healthier duplicate.
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"The Man Trap"; Trap" featured a shapeshifting creature that drained the salt from people. It shapeshifted several times before settling on shifting into [=McCoy=]'s form. It could be spotted by its tendency to curve its index finger and nibble slightly on the arc of the finger.
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"The Enemy Within"Within", Kirk is split by a transporter accident into his "good" and "evil" halves. In what might be considered a subversion, it turns out Kirk's "evil" half is not so much evil, as driven by passion and base instinct, and Kirk's "good" half, the logic and intellect side, is incapable of acting competently without it ([[LargeHam though there are those who might argue Shatner was incapable of acting competently anyway...]]).
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