History WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids / StarTrek

10th Apr '16 11:28:34 PM SamMax
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series were generally aired during a family-viewing time (i.e. after five but before nine). Can't speak for the other series, but with ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' throwing out several episodes dealing with heads blowing up, heads being blown ''off'', human laboratory experiments, bloody death scenes, psychological and physical torture (that were advised on by the folks at Amnesty International) and let's not forget the Borg ... you have to wonder whether this was always a good idea.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series were generally aired during a family-viewing time (i.e. after five but before nine). Can't speak for the Among other series, but with things, ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' alone was throwing out several episodes dealing with heads blowing up, heads being blown ''off'', human laboratory experiments, bloody death scenes, psychological and physical torture (that were advised on by the folks at Amnesty International) and let's not forget the Borg ... you have to wonder whether this was always a good idea.
8th Sep '15 2:48:32 PM bwburke94
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* On a "[[KillItWithFire lighter]] [[spoiler:[[Manga/DeathNote Death]]]] [[IncrediblyLamePun note]]", [[TheLancer Riker]] tries to [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre "lance"]] just about everything that is [[BoldlyComing remotely female, alien and humanoid]]. Just having [[MrExposition Deanna Troi]] [[AuthorOnBoard onboard]] in her capacity as a therapist is unusual for a Star Trek series. [[TheCaptain Picard]] also travels back in time and [[CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem his now much younger best friend Martha demands to be "lanced" and he does so, alienating her]].

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* On a "[[KillItWithFire lighter]] [[spoiler:[[Manga/DeathNote Death]]]] [[IncrediblyLamePun note]]", [[TheLancer Riker]] tries to [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre "lance"]] just about everything that is [[BoldlyComing remotely female, alien and humanoid]]. Just having [[MrExposition Deanna Troi]] [[AuthorOnBoard onboard]] in her capacity as a therapist is unusual for a Star Trek series. [[TheCaptain Picard]] also travels back in time and [[CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem his now much younger best friend Martha demands to be "lanced" and he does so, alienating her]].
17th Feb '15 10:06:52 AM Alkochochlik
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** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 DS9]]'' is even worse. The series ''begins'' by showing us the horrific Battle of Wolf 359. In TNG, this happened off-screen, and we only got to see the aftermath. In ''Deep Space Nine'', we see it up close and personal as thirty-nine ships are destroyed, resulting in the deaths of thousands. It only got darker from there. By the end of the series, it had featured racism, intolerance, a hefty dose of WarIsHell, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly Deaths]] by the dozen, genetic modification and slavery, MindRape, maiming, protest by suicide, a form of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human hunting]], PTSD, ''genocide'', backstabbing politics, poisoning of entire planets, and lots of terrorism (with YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters being one of the series' central themes). And a lot of this was done ''by the heroes'', with the show wavering between GreyAndGrayMorality and BlackAndGreyMorality depending on the situation. Deep Space Nine was anything ''but'' meant for kids, likely being one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] pieces of work to ever come out of the franchise.

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** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' is even worse. The series ''begins'' by showing us the horrific Battle of Wolf 359. In TNG, this happened off-screen, and we only got to see the aftermath. In ''Deep Space Nine'', we see it up close and personal as thirty-nine ships are destroyed, resulting in the deaths of thousands. It only got darker from there. By the end of the series, it had featured racism, intolerance, a hefty dose of WarIsHell, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly Deaths]] by the dozen, genetic modification and slavery, MindRape, maiming, protest by suicide, a form of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human hunting]], PTSD, ''genocide'', backstabbing politics, poisoning of entire planets, and lots of terrorism (with YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters being one of the series' central themes). And a lot of this was done ''by the heroes'', with the show wavering between GreyAndGrayMorality and BlackAndGreyMorality depending on the situation. Deep Space Nine was anything ''but'' meant for kids, likely being one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] pieces of work to ever come out of the franchise.
31st Jan '15 1:24:08 PM TheUnsquished
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* ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' wasn't all that friendly either:

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* ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' wasn't all that friendly either:
4th Dec '14 7:31:03 AM Thurisaz314
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24th Feb '14 11:57:13 PM erforce
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** ''Space Seed'' introduced everyone's favorite madman Khan Noonien Singh, who was introduced by ''suffocating Kirk, Uhura, and Spock in the Sickbay Room''. And he got ''worse'' in [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the sequel]].

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** ''Space Seed'' introduced everyone's favorite madman Khan Noonien Singh, who was introduced by ''suffocating Kirk, Uhura, and Spock in the Sickbay Room''. And he got ''worse'' in [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the sequel]].
11th Feb '14 4:47:50 AM igordebraga
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** ''Charlie X'' features the titular character, who can be summed up as [[Series/TheTwilightZone Anthony Freemont]] [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]], and with even ''worse'' fates for anyone who crossed him (at least Anthony's victims were ReleasedToElsewhere after their transformations). Oh, and he blew up a ship, stalked a yeoman and killed her when she slapped him, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and made Spock recite poetry]]. And the race that adopted him ''terrifies'' him, to the point where he's ''begging'' the same people he was just bullying not to let them take him away.

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** ''Charlie X'' features the titular character, who can be summed up as [[Series/TheTwilightZone Anthony Freemont]] [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]], and with even ''worse'' fates for anyone who crossed him (at least Anthony's victims were ReleasedToElsewhere after their transformations). Oh, and he blew up a ship, stalked a yeoman and killed her when she slapped him, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking [[BrainwashedAndCrazy and made forced Spock to recite poetry]].poetry instead of fighting]]. And the race that adopted him ''terrifies'' him, to the point where he's ''begging'' the same people he was just bullying not to let them take him away.



** ''Space Seed'' introduced everyone's favorite madman Khan Noonien Singh, who was introduced by ''suffocating Kirk, Uhura, and Spock in the Sickbay Room''. And he got ''worse'' in the sequel.

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** ''Space Seed'' introduced everyone's favorite madman Khan Noonien Singh, who was introduced by ''suffocating Kirk, Uhura, and Spock in the Sickbay Room''. And he got ''worse'' in [[StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the sequel.sequel]].
9th Feb '14 3:53:12 PM RhoEpsilon
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** ''Patterns of Force'' had apperances from the [[SarcasmMode totally kid-friendly]] Nazis! Complete with racism!

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** ''Patterns of Force'' had apperances from the [[SarcasmMode totally kid-friendly]] Nazis! Complete with racism!racism! Germany had this banned until at least the late 1990s (and even then, it was edited and changed so Nazis wouldn't be mentioned or seen).
4th Jan '14 10:11:20 AM deathmaster87
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* Then there are [[TheVirus The Borg]] and Species 8472. The former feature BodyHorror, YouWillBeAssimilated and FateWorseThanDeath. The latter are OmnicidalManiac race that makes hills out of severed Borg heads for breakfast and [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up planets for dinner]] [[spoiler: It's more complicated but this was in the show]] They '''also''' feature BodyHorror and FateWorseThanDeath, though in ways '''different''' from the Borg. Did we mention they both feature NightmareFuel?

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* Then there are [[TheVirus The Borg]] and Species 8472. The former feature BodyHorror, YouWillBeAssimilated and FateWorseThanDeath. The latter are OmnicidalManiac race that makes hills out of severed Borg heads for breakfast and [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up planets for dinner]] [[spoiler: It's more complicated but this was in the show]] dinner]]. They '''also''' feature BodyHorror and FateWorseThanDeath, though in ways '''different''' from the Borg. Did we mention they both feature NightmareFuel?
4th Jan '14 10:07:40 AM deathmaster87
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** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 DS9]]'' is even worse. The series ''begins'' by showing us the horrific Battle of Wolf 359. In TNG, this happened off-screen, and we only got to see the aftermath. In ''Deep Space Nine'', we see it up close and personal as thirty-nine ships are destroyed, resulting in the deaths of thousands. It only got darker from there. By the end of the series, it had featured racism, intolerance, a hefty dose of WarIsHell, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly Deaths]] by the dozen, genetic modification and slavery, MindRape, maiming, protest by suicide, a form of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human hunting]], PTSD, ''genocide'', backstabbing politics, poisoning of entire planets, and lots of terrorism, with YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters being one of the series' central themes- and a lot of this done ''by the heroes'', wavering between GreyAndGrayMorality and BlackAndGreyMorality. Deep Space Nine was anything ''but'' meant for kids, likely being one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] pieces of work to ever come out of the franchise.

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** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpace9 DS9]]'' is even worse. The series ''begins'' by showing us the horrific Battle of Wolf 359. In TNG, this happened off-screen, and we only got to see the aftermath. In ''Deep Space Nine'', we see it up close and personal as thirty-nine ships are destroyed, resulting in the deaths of thousands. It only got darker from there. By the end of the series, it had featured racism, intolerance, a hefty dose of WarIsHell, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family Unfriendly Deaths]] by the dozen, genetic modification and slavery, MindRape, maiming, protest by suicide, a form of [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame human hunting]], PTSD, ''genocide'', backstabbing politics, poisoning of entire planets, and lots of terrorism, with terrorism (with YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters being one of the series' central themes- and themes). And a lot of this was done ''by the heroes'', with the show wavering between GreyAndGrayMorality and BlackAndGreyMorality.BlackAndGreyMorality depending on the situation. Deep Space Nine was anything ''but'' meant for kids, likely being one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] pieces of work to ever come out of the franchise.
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