History Trivia / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

12th Sep '17 8:07:40 PM PatPayne
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** In a meta example, the actual colors for the three departments on the ship were blue (for sciences), red (for engineering, and security and miscellaneous operations) and ''lime green'' (for command/line officers). However, the velour costumes for Kirk and other green-shirts came up looking anywhere from a bright yellow to a greenish-tinged gold (as seen in the main page image) on film. A good representation of the color they were ''actually'' shooting for are the wraparound tunic and dress uniform Kirk wore on occasion, which were not made from the same material as the usual tunic. However, subsequent ''Trek'' productions have rolled with this when depicting TOS-era ''Trek'' and retroactively made gold the color, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', which colored the tunics a yellow-orange color, and the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', which used a yellow fabric for the tunics.

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** In a meta example, the actual colors for the three departments on the ship were blue (for sciences), red (for engineering, and security and miscellaneous operations) and ''lime green'' (for command/line officers). However, the velour costumes for Kirk and other green-shirts came up looking anywhere from a bright yellow to a greenish-tinged gold (as seen in the main page image) on film. A good representation of the color they were ''actually'' shooting for are the wraparound tunic and dress uniform Kirk wore on occasion, which were not made from the same material as the usual tunic. However, subsequent ''Trek'' productions have rolled with this when depicting TOS-era ''Trek'' and retroactively made gold the color, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', which colored the tunics a yellow-orange color, and the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Trials and Tribble-ations", which used a yellow fabric for the tunics.tunics that Sisko wore.
12th Sep '17 8:06:01 PM PatPayne
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** In a meta example, the actual colors for the three departments on the ship were blue (for sciences), red (for engineering, and security and miscellaneous operations) and ''lime green'' (for command/line officers). However, the velour costumes for Kirk and other green-shirts came up looking anywhere from a bright yellow to a greenish-tinged gold (as seen in the main page image) on film. A good representation of the color they were ''actually'' shooting for are the wraparound tunic and dress uniform Kirk wore on occasion, which were not made from the same material as the usual tunic. However, subsequent ''Trek'' productions have rolled with this when depicting TOS-era ''Trek'' and retroactively made gold the color, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'', which colored the tunics a yellow-orange color, and the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', which used a yellow fabric for the tunics.
9th Sep '17 11:35:28 PM DarkwingTurducken
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***The reason that he was able to "put the fire out" was because power was cut off. An electrical fire will continue to burn as long as there is power applied and fuel to burn.
9th Sep '17 7:47:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/WilliamShatner was disliked by most of the cast, who accused him of stealing lines and screentime from them. Some saw it as an "us and them" situation (Shatner, Nimoy and Creator/DeForrestKelley on one side, and Creator/JamesDoohan, Creator/GeorgeTakei, Creator/NichelleNichos and Creator/WalterKoenig on the other). Furthermore, Shatner was initially jealous of Nimoy's popularity.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/WilliamShatner was disliked by most of the cast, who accused him of stealing lines and screentime from them. Some saw it as an "us and them" situation (Shatner, Nimoy and Creator/DeForrestKelley Creator/DeForestKelley on one side, and Creator/JamesDoohan, Creator/GeorgeTakei, Creator/NichelleNichos Creator/NichelleNichols and Creator/WalterKoenig on the other). Furthermore, Shatner was initially jealous of Nimoy's popularity.
9th Sep '17 7:46:30 AM ClintEastwood
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* HostilityOnTheSet: Creator/WilliamShatner was disliked by most of the cast, who accused him of stealing lines and screentime from them. Some saw it as an "us and them" situation (Shatner, Nimoy and Creator/DeForrestKelley on one side, and Creator/JamesDoohan, Creator/GeorgeTakei, Creator/NichelleNichos and Creator/WalterKoenig on the other). Furthermore, Shatner was initially jealous of Nimoy's popularity.
4th Sep '17 10:32:12 AM rjd1922
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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 Creator/GeneRoddenberry.]]
** The network chiefs felt the initial pilot episode, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage}} The Cage]]", was too cerebral for the average viewer at home, and turned it down on those grounds. [[NetworkToTheRescue They gave the series another chance]] though, on the proviso that Gene Roddenberry gave them something with a bit more action and a bit less philosophy--and less sex. The concept of an Earthman kept in an environment where any fantasy could be brought to vivid life--with a woman (and then ''two more'' women) who could assume any form he chose--was simply too much for network execs at that time.

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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 Creator/GeneRoddenberry.]]
than]] Creator/GeneRoddenberry.
** The network chiefs felt the initial pilot episode, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage}} "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]", was too cerebral for the average viewer at home, and turned it down on those grounds. [[NetworkToTheRescue They gave the series another chance]] though, on the proviso that Gene Roddenberry gave them something with a bit more action and a bit less philosophy--and less sex. The concept of an Earthman kept in an environment where any fantasy could be brought to vivid life--with a woman (and then ''two more'' women) who could assume any form he chose--was simply too much for network execs at that time.
7th Aug '17 10:27:03 AM Brainbin
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* WordOfGay: Inverted. Since Creator/GeorgeTakei has come out of the closet, many have speculated that Sulu is gay too, but Takei asserted that he had played Sulu as being straight. However:

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* WordOfGay: Inverted. Since Creator/GeorgeTakei has come out of the closet, many have speculated that Sulu is gay too, but Takei asserted that he had played Sulu as being straight. [[note]]Sulu is the only one of the six male regulars who never has a love interest in the show, so technically we have no canon evidence of this either way. In the movies, canon is clear that he has a daughter, but makes no mention of any spouse or partner. Interestingly, only Mirror!Sulu shows any interest in women - you know, the one from the universe where everything is the opposite of how it normally is?[[/note]] However:



** It also led to a minor controversy over the Kelvin Timeline film ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' when they decided to make their version of Sulu gay.

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** It also led to a minor controversy over the Kelvin Timeline film ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' when they decided to make their version of Sulu gay. The writers claimed to have done this in tribute to Takei, but this backfired when Takei himself (who repeated his claim that he played Sulu as straight) was one of the most vocal protestors against it.
4th Aug '17 5:47:19 PM MainManJ
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*** He also says a similar line in the very next episode, "Errand of Mercy" regarding the Organian's true forms:
-->'''Spock''': It's not life as we know it at all.
23rd Jun '17 10:31:31 AM Gosicrystal
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23rd Jun '17 10:27:27 AM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: 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. That the Wednesday launch happened to be Apollo 11 (the first moon landing) was a happy coincidence. In a far sadder coincidence, it's also mentioned that "an important assassination" will take place. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were both assassinated later that year.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: AccidentallyCorrectWriting: In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E19TomorrowIsYesterday}} Tomorrow Is Yesterday]]" 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. That the Wednesday launch happened to be Apollo 11 (the first moon landing) was a happy coincidence. In a far sadder coincidence, it's also mentioned that "an important assassination" will take place. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were both assassinated later that year.
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