History Trivia / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

14th Jul '16 3:10:55 PM Ripburger
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* WagTheDirector: The story is that Shatner spent a lot of time taking lines away from other actors. Things worsened when the movies became popular. Think about it: Nichelle Nichols, who doesn't get a lot of work, gets mayve 12 lines in the whole movie. That's it, that's her acting job for this decade. Apparently, Shatner was always sidling up to directors and saying things like, "You know, this scene really doesn't make much sense. It would be so much more dramatic if you just went into tight close-up on ''me'', and then I could say the line, instead of Nichelle."\\\

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* WagTheDirector: The story is that Shatner spent a lot of time taking lines away from other actors. Things worsened when the movies became popular. Think about it: Nichelle Nichols, who doesn't get a lot of work, gets mayve maybe 12 lines in the whole movie. That's it, that's her acting job for this decade. Apparently, Shatner was always sidling up to directors and saying things like, "You know, this scene really doesn't make much sense. It would be so much more dramatic if you just went into tight close-up on ''me'', and then I could say the line, instead of Nichelle."\\\
14th Jul '16 3:10:33 PM Ripburger
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* WagTheDirector: The story is that Shatner spent a lot of time taking lines away from other actors. Things worsened when the movies became popular. Think about it: Nichelle Nichols, who doesn't get a lot of work, gets mayve 12 lines in the whole movie. That's it, that's her acting job for this decade. Apparently, Shatner was always sidling up to directors and saying things like, "You know, this scene really doesn't make much sense. It would be so much more dramatic if you just went into tight close-up on ''me'', and then I could say the line, instead of Nichelle."\\\
When called out on it, his response was always the same: ''I was just trying to make the best, most dramatic movie, and that simply meant more of ''me''.'' His castmates could do nothing as their roles were whittled down to nothing. You could say that it was sour grapes, but consider this: Shatner has always said that he wasn't the only star of the show, that the show revolved around him and Nimoy. But none of the actors hate Nimoy. Because he didn't treat them like extras.
28th Apr '16 12:29:32 PM CaptEquinox
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*** He said "she'll blow soon" once, in "The Corbomite Maneuver.
23rd Apr '16 6:12:51 PM DrRomoray
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** Much is made of the show’s diversity, but rarely is it acknowledged that NBC wanted that diversity [[http://web.mit.edu/21l.432/www/readings/NBC_Chapt12.pdf more than Gene Roddenberry.]]
10th Apr '16 7:27:53 AM PaulA
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** Skip Homeier played the main antagonist in both "Patterns of Force" and "The Way to Eden".
9th Apr '16 9:57:46 PM PaulA
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* AlanSmithee: The writer of "Return to Tomorrow" had himself credited under a pseudonym in protest against a change that was made to the ending.

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** Two episodes in the third season, "That Which Survives" and "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.
6th Apr '16 6:31:49 AM PaulA
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* TheMerch: One of the rarest of the Mego action figures to come out in the '70s (and the only one tied to a specific episode) was of a Cheron from "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield".
6th Apr '16 6:29:16 AM PaulA
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** In one episode, Spock rightly points out that "evolution is man evolving from apes" is a grossly misleading and deliberate mischaracterization--but describes evolution as life forms [[EvolutionaryLevels evolving from "lower" to "advanced" stages]]. Now, evolution is understood as life forms changing over time to suit their environment. While they ''usually'' become more complex than their ancestors, they do sometimes become less complex if losing a trait 1. makes them more successful in their environment or 2. doesn't hurt them either way.

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** In one episode, "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", Spock rightly points out that "evolution is man evolving from apes" is a grossly misleading and deliberate mischaracterization--but describes evolution as life forms [[EvolutionaryLevels evolving from "lower" to "advanced" stages]]. Now, evolution is understood as life forms changing over time to suit their environment. While they ''usually'' become more complex than their ancestors, they do sometimes become less complex if losing a trait 1. makes them more successful in their environment or 2. doesn't hurt them either way.
25th Mar '16 3:29:50 PM Wyldchyld
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Lt. Cdr. Gary Mitchell in the second pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" is played by Gary Lockwood, who also played Dr. Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey. No wonder HAL wasn't too happy with him...
** The android servant in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" is Lurch from ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''. He also voices Balok in "The Corbomite Maneuver".
** In "Miri", Miri is Mattie from ''Film/TrueGrit'', the "Bonk Bonk" boy is Dill from ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'', and Jahn is C.W. Moss from ''Film/BonnieAndClyde''.
** Sarek is the Romulan Commander? No wonder Spock has daddy issues...
** In "The Apple", [[Series/StarskyAndHutch Hutch]] is an alien who wants to know what kissing is.
** Spock's mom is also the mom of [[Series/FatherKnowsBest James Jr., Betty and Kathy]]. Then she married [[Series/StElsewhere Dr. Daniel Auschlander]].
** In "Friday's Child", [[{{Series/Batman}} Catwoman]] is Eleen. Captain Greer of ''Series/TheModSquad'' is Kras.
** [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 Count Baltar]] is a Klingon commander!
** ''[[Series/{{Batman}} Batgirl]]'' was a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe in "Whom Gods Destroy". Also ''[[Series/{{Batman}} the Riddler]]'' played Commissioner Bele in "Let that be your Last Battleground".
** One for film music fans--Music/BasilPoledouris never wrote any music for ''Star Trek'' but he turns up as an extra in three episodes: as a mook in "Errand of Mercy" and "Patterns of Force", and as a redshirt (who survives an especially redshirt-unfriendly episode) in "Obsession".
** In "The Trouble with Tribbles", [[Series/TheTimeTunnel Whit Bissell]] is the station's commander, and Rollo from the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "Once Upon a Time" is now an interstellar trader.
** Mel the Cook from ''Series/{{Alice 1976}}'' is a gang boss in "A Piece of the Action".
** Rojan in "By Any Other Name" is played by Warren Stevens, who was the ship's doctor in ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', one of Trek's spiritual forebears.
** "Assignment: Earth" isn't the only time Teri Garr had a [[Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind close encounter with an alien visitor]], or dealt with [[Film/YoungFrankenstein a rotating wall]].
** [[TheBrainThatWouldntDie Dr. Bill Cortner]] played Rael in "Wink of an Eye" ([=MiSTies=] will remember Dr. Bill from [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E13TheBrainThatWouldntDie the episode of MST3K where Mike succeeded Joel]]).
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Majel Barret did her best Creator/MaeWest impression when voicing the malfunctioning computer in "Tomorrow Is Yesterday". She would use that seductive purr again when voicing M'Ress in ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''.
** [[Disney/TheJungleBook One of the wolves who raised Mowgli]] is head of the Organian council!
** [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Piglet]] is an immortal murderous energy being in "Wolf in the Fold".
** James Doohan, a registered voice actor capable of a variety of accents other than the Scottish, does the radio commercial for ''Bang Bang'' "the sweetest little automatic in the world" in "A Piece of the Action" and the computer voice in "The Ultimate Computer".
** In the Japanese dub:
*** Kirk is voiced by Masaaki Yajima, who voiced [[GiantRobo Dr. Kusama]] and [[Anime/ShinMazinger Zeus]].
*** Scott is voiced by the late Osamu Kobayashi and later by Creator/KenjiUtsumi ([[FistOfTheNorthStar Raoh]])
4th Feb '16 11:09:20 AM R.G.
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** ''[[Series/{{Batman}} Batgirl]]'' was a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe in "Whom Gods Destroy".

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** ''[[Series/{{Batman}} Batgirl]]'' was a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe in "Whom Gods Destroy". Also ''[[Series/{{Batman}} the Riddler]]'' played Commissioner Bele in "Let that be your Last Battleground".
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