History YMMV / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

17th May '17 10:45:57 PM CaptEquinox
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** In the very earliest days, the fandom were rooting for Spock/Christine, and an equal number seemed to go for Kirk/Uhura and Spock/Uhura. There was also strong fan support for Kirk and Marlene Moreau, the "Captain's Woman" from the mirror universe.

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** In the very earliest days, the fandom were rooting for Spock/Christine, and an equal number seemed to go for Kirk/Uhura and Spock/Uhura. (Several early episodes suggested moderate flirting between Spock and Uhura, and "subtext", if you will, that they were going to end up together.) There was also strong fan support for Kirk and Marlene Moreau, the "Captain's Woman" from the mirror universe.
2nd May '17 9:50:21 PM CaptEquinox
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*** The Writer's Guide has her fourth in command (she originally wore gold, not red). The first time we see her, [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap in the first episode]], she's at Navigation! She took the helm again in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} Court Martial]]" and says she was supposed to do so again in a third season episode, but Roddenberry prevented it. When she confronted him, he said "you can't have females taking over a man's ship."

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*** The Writer's Guide has her fourth in command (she originally wore gold, not red). The first time we see her, [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap in the first episode]], she's at Navigation! She took the helm again in "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]" and "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} Court Martial]]" and says she was supposed to do so again in a third season episode, but Roddenberry prevented it. When she confronted him, he said "you can't have females taking over a man's ship."
28th Apr '17 7:51:59 PM Pren
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Hikaru Sulu's popularity has gone ''way'' up in recent years, in no small part due to Creator/GeorgeTakei's newfound prominence as a civil rights activist. Having an insane number of followers on Website/{{Facebook}} and Website/{{Twitter}} doesn't hurt either.

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Hikaru Sulu's popularity has gone ''way'' up in recent years, in no small part due to Creator/GeorgeTakei's newfound prominence as a civil rights activist. Having an insane number of followers on Website/{{Facebook}} and Website/{{Twitter}} doesn't hurt either.either.
** Harcout Fenton "Harry" Mudd was so popular after the episode "Mudd's Women" that he was brought back for a rematch with the crew in "I, Mudd." This was a ''huge'' deal at the time, as TV shows were expected to maintain strict StatusQuoIsGod with every episode being completely understandable on its own (remember that this was before the invention of any way to record off a television, meaning literally the only way to see an episode was to turn on the TV right as it aired, and if you happened to miss one you could only pray that it showed up in reruns). He also came back in an episode of the animated series, and was even going to be brought forward in time in ''The Next Generation'' before Roger C. Carmel's untimely death. And then he was brought back on ''Discovery'', played by Rainn Wilson.
24th Apr '17 6:54:01 PM CaptEquinox
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He saw women as brainless, decorative objects and (according to Word of Nimoy) believed that all women were "cunts" who could not be trusted[[note]]Nimoy put some of this down to Gene's bitter divorce and bad track record with women in general.[[/note]] and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder should never be allowed to run things]]. The more progressive elements of the show came from Gene Coon, Justman and Dorothy Fontana.

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*** He saw women as brainless, decorative objects and (according to Word of Nimoy) believed that all women were "cunts" who could not be trusted[[note]]Nimoy put some of this down to Gene's bitter divorce and bad track record with women in general.[[/note]] and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder should never be allowed to run things]]. The more progressive elements of the show came from Gene Coon, Justman Justman, Solow and Dorothy Fontana.
24th Apr '17 6:53:05 PM CaptEquinox
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*** Robert Justman and Herb Solow have revealed that the "for a woman" business, the almost-nude alien babes and microskirted female crewmembers as sex toys was all Roddenberry.[[note]]Third season producer Fred Freiberger was no slouch in the sexism department either; several female writers recall him summarizing the show as "tits in space."[[/note]] He saw women as brainless, decorative objects and (according to Word of Nimoy) believed that all women were "cunts" who could not be trusted[[note]]Nimoy put some of this down to Gene's bitter divorce and bad track record with women in general.[[/note]] and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder should never be allowed to run things]]. The more progressive elements of the show came from Gene Coon, Justman and Dorothy Fontana.

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*** Robert Justman and Herb Solow have revealed that the "for a woman" business, the almost-nude alien babes and microskirted female crewmembers as sex toys was all Roddenberry. [[note]]Third season producer Fred Freiberger was no slouch in the sexism department either; several female writers recall him summarizing the show as "tits in space."[[/note]] "[[/note]]
---> '''Bob Justman''', from his book ''Inside Star Trek, The Real Story'': I watched resignedly as Gene, up to his old tricks, kept costume designer Bill Theiss busy, taking a tuck here and a trim there.... just before [Teri Garr]'s first scene on stage, Gene went to work on her costume again. He kneeled down, gathered up her already scant skirt, and told Bill Theiss, ‘It’s too long, Bill.’ Teri rolled her eyes.”
He saw women as brainless, decorative objects and (according to Word of Nimoy) believed that all women were "cunts" who could not be trusted[[note]]Nimoy put some of this down to Gene's bitter divorce and bad track record with women in general.[[/note]] and [[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder should never be allowed to run things]]. The more progressive elements of the show came from Gene Coon, Justman and Dorothy Fontana.



** While marred by the pop-culture idea that he's a playboy, the fact remains that even for today's standards, Kirk is one of the few male heroes who use the stereotypically feminine technique of using their sexuality to get information, similar to Film/JamesBond and Series/TheSaint.

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** While marred by the pop-culture idea that he's a playboy, the fact remains that even for today's standards, Kirk is one of the few American male heroes who use the stereotypically feminine technique of using their sexuality to get information, similar to Film/JamesBond and Series/TheSaint.Film/JamesBond, Series/TheSaint or Brett Sinclair in ''Series/ThePersuaders'' (all British series).
18th Apr '17 2:45:11 AM CaptEquinox
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** According to D.C. Fontana, they were not meant to be lovers, and she's more than a little annoyed with fans' repeated assertions that they were.
18th Apr '17 2:26:27 AM CaptEquinox
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*** The Writer's Guide has her fourth in command (she originally wore gold, not red). She took the helm in " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} Court Martial]]" and says she was supposed to do so again in a third season episode, but Roddenberry prevented it. When she confronted him, he said "you can't have females taking over a man's ship."

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*** The Writer's Guide has her fourth in command (she originally wore gold, not red). The first time we see her, [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap in the first episode]], she's at Navigation! She took the helm again in " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} Court Martial]]" and says she was supposed to do so again in a third season episode, but Roddenberry prevented it. When she confronted him, he said "you can't have females taking over a man's ship."
9th Apr '17 5:09:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** The series' running "I'm a doctor, not a..." gag originated in the comedy ''The Kennel Murder Case''. The coroner in that film, played by Etienne Girardot, repeatedly claims to be a doctor not a reporter, detective, etc.
9th Apr '17 4:21:35 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Strangely, Creator/WilliamShatner is not just Kirk, but also [[Series/BostonLegal Denny Crane]].

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** [[Advertising/TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld I don't always play Redshirts, but when I do, I survive the whole episode.]] (Johnathan Goldsmith appears in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E10TheCorbomiteManeuver}} The Corbomite Maneuver]]").
** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E19TomorrowIsYesterday}} Tomorrow Is Yesterday]]", Captain Kirk is interrogated by... Captain Kirk! That's Officer Kirk from ''Series/HappyDays''--who, in a later ''Happy Days'' episode, was promoted to captain.
** Kirk's attorney in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial}} Court Martial]]" is... [[Series/MagnumPI Ice Pick?]]
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Strangely, Creator/WilliamShatner is not just Kirk, but also [[Series/BostonLegal Denny Crane]].
9th Apr '17 4:11:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In the first pilot, [[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage}} The Cage]]", Vina on Number One's breeding capabilities: "You'd have better luck with a computer!" During the episode's use in "The Menagerie" it was just plain funny, as Creator/MajelBarrett had already been voicing the computer for some time.

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** In the first pilot, [[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage}} "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage}} The Cage]]", Vina on Number One's breeding capabilities: "You'd have better luck with a computer!" During the episode's use in "The Menagerie" it was just plain funny, as Creator/MajelBarrett had already been voicing the computer for some time.



** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E10TheCorbomiteManeuver}} The Corbomite Maneuver]]", Bones needles the svelte Captain Kirk over having put on a few pounds. Shatner had issues with his weight all the way through the series and was constantly exercising. In more recent years, William Shatner has been having serious weight problems.

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** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E10TheCorbomiteManeuver}} The Corbomite Maneuver]]", Bones needles the svelte Captain Kirk over having put on a few pounds. Shatner had issues with his weight all the way through the series and was constantly exercising. In more recent years, William Shatner he has been having serious weight problems.



** Jame's outfit in "Court Martial" is nigh-identical to a [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Scout's]].

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** *** Jame's outfit in "Court Martial" is nigh-identical to a [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Scout's]].



** Compare the older versions of Spock, [=McCoy=] and especially Kirk in " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E12TheDeadlyYears}} The Deadly Years]]" to how they really turned out.

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** Compare the older versions of Spock, [=McCoy=] and especially Kirk in " [[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E12TheDeadlyYears}} "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E12TheDeadlyYears}} The Deadly Years]]" to how they really turned out.
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