History Trivia / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

19th Apr '18 10:43:22 AM AmuckCricetine
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* Spock's pointed ears were almost the victim of panicky Creator/{{NBC}} executives, who were afraid that superstitious hordes of TV viewers would think he was Satanic. They went so far as to airbrush the points out of a number of promotional photographs. Creator/GeneRoddenberry managed to save Spock's ears by promising plastic surgery for the character if audience response was poor. As we know, it was anything ''but'' bad. After Spock's popularity was established, no one at NBC would ever admit to being anything but ''for'' pointed ears.

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* ** Spock's pointed ears were almost the victim of panicky Creator/{{NBC}} executives, who were afraid that superstitious hordes of TV viewers would think he was Satanic. They went so far as to airbrush the points out of a number of promotional photographs. Creator/GeneRoddenberry managed to save Spock's ears by promising plastic surgery for the character if audience response was poor. As we know, it was anything ''but'' bad. After Spock's popularity was established, no one at NBC would ever admit to being anything but ''for'' pointed ears.
31st Mar '18 10:10:35 PM wyattte
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-->'''Shatner:''' While talking to Patrick about his dedication to the craft, it came to me suddenly that during the filming of the series, I'd basically been a lazy bum, turning in hack performances for an easy paycheck. I'd been doing them a complete disservice to the other actors. Unfortunately, it was too late to apologize to James Doohan or DeForest Kelley, but I did get a chance to apologize to Leonard before he died. The magnanimous son-of-a-bitch forgave me.

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-->'''Shatner:''' While talking to Patrick about his dedication to the craft, it came to me suddenly that during the filming of the series, I'd basically been a lazy bum, turning in hack performances for an easy paycheck. I'd been doing them a complete disservice to the other actors. Unfortunately, it was too late to apologize to James Doohan Creator/JamesDoohan or DeForest Kelley, Creator/DeForestKelley, but I did get a chance to apologize to Leonard before he died. The magnanimous son-of-a-bitch forgave me.



** Creator/YvonneCraig was a guest star in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy," and she was not exactly a fan of how Shatner was behaving on set, which included him ''physically'' moving her around for "the betterment of his profile." The kicker is that at the end of one of the shooting days, she walked in on him with his toupée on.

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** Creator/YvonneCraig was a guest star in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy," and she was not exactly a fan of how Shatner was behaving on set, which included him ''physically'' moving her around for "the betterment of his profile." The kicker is that at the end of one of the shooting days, she walked in on him with without his toupée on.
31st Mar '18 10:09:26 PM wyattte
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** Creator/WilliamShatner, while working on his documentary ''The Captains,'' had a revelation after talking with Creator/PatrickStewart about his own performances. To hear Shatner tell it...
-->'''Shatner:''' While talking to Patrick about his dedication to the craft, it came to me suddenly that during the filming of the series, I'd basically been a lazy bum, turning in hack performances for an easy paycheck. I'd been doing them a complete disservice to the other actors. Unfortunately, it was too late to apologize to James Doohan or DeForest Kelley, but I did get a chance to apologize to Leonard before he died. The magnanimous son-of-a-bitch forgave me.


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** Apparently, Shatner was oblivious to much of his co-stars' disdain, until he sat them down for interviews while working on the book ''Star Trek Memories,'' and many of them called him out over his glory-hogging, especially Creator/NichelleNichols. Shatner has at least ''somewhat'' mellowed out since then.
** Creator/YvonneCraig was a guest star in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy," and she was not exactly a fan of how Shatner was behaving on set, which included him ''physically'' moving her around for "the betterment of his profile." The kicker is that at the end of one of the shooting days, she walked in on him with his toupée on.
29th Mar '18 3:26:54 PM Hjortron18
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* QuoteSource: This series provides the page quote for:
** InTheOriginalKlingon
** {{Kuudere}}
** PuppetKing
** WorthyOpponent


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!! This series [[QuoteSource provides the page quote]] for:

* InTheOriginalKlingon
* {{Kuudere}}
* PuppetKing
* WorthyOpponent
29th Mar '18 3:19:54 PM Hjortron18
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* QuoteSource: This series provides the page quote for:
** InTheOriginalKlingon
** {{Kuudere}}
** PuppetKing
** WorthyOpponent
23rd Mar '18 9:23:01 PM Brainbin
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** Don't expect to ever hear Sulu say "''Oh, my''." That's Creator/GeorgeTakei's personal {{catchphrase}}. Sulu himself was the only regular who lacked a memorable CatchPhrase or VerbalTic, one of the reasons he didn't show up in too many parodies (and when he did, he was usually the StraightMan). More recently, given Takei's predilection for AdamWesting, parodies of Sulu are basically parodies of Takei (including the CampGay antics--see below).

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** Don't expect to ever hear Sulu say "''Oh, my''." That's Creator/GeorgeTakei's personal {{catchphrase}}. Sulu himself was the only regular who lacked a memorable CatchPhrase or VerbalTic, one of the reasons he didn't show up in too many parodies (and when he did, he was usually the StraightMan). [[note]]For their famous "Last Voyage of the Starship ''Enterprise''" sketch, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' decided to cast the show's ''production designer'' in the role of Sulu, which he has reprised in every ''Star Trek'' parody the show has done ever since.[[/note]] More recently, given Takei's predilection for AdamWesting, parodies of Sulu are basically parodies of Takei (including the CampGay antics--see below).
6th Mar '18 5:03:52 AM Klopfer
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*** The archival record doesn't seem to agree with this claim, which is probably something Roddenberry (as usual) invented later to embellish his heroism. There's only one surviving memo from NBC in the UCLA archives concerning female crew members in general, and it's actually asking for MORE female extras because NBC thought the show might be more interesting for women that way.
21st Dec '17 7:20:24 AM nlpnt
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** Overlaps with a sort of physical SeinfeldIsUnfunny with communicators resembling early-2000s flip phones whose form factor was directly inspired by Star Trek communicators...
12th Dec '17 4:22:42 PM ClintEastwood
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* UnfinishedEpisode: More details [[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Undeveloped_Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series_episodes here]].
2nd Dec '17 1:23:23 PM fruitstripegum
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** It's impossible to look at the [=PADD=]s and not be reminded of the Ipads. The same thing with isolinear chips and USB sticks.
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