History YMMV / StarTrekTheOriginalSeries

17th Sep '16 6:44:46 PM htuttle
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### Captain Ronald Tracey, considered "one of the most experienced men in Starfleet," flips his wig after miring his crew on a bronze age planet. Tracey takes sides in an internal conflict, killing "thousands" of the planet's inhabitants. When Kirk beams down to talk to the Captain, he is promptly tied up Tracey's tribe. There is more than a touch of ''Heart of Darkness'' to this character.

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### Captain Ronald Tracey, considered "one of the most experienced men in Starfleet," flips his wig after miring stranding his crew on a bronze age planet. Tracey takes sides in an internal conflict, killing "thousands" of the planet's inhabitants. When Kirk beams down to talk to the Captain, he is promptly tied up by Tracey's tribe. There is more than a touch of ''Heart of Darkness'' to this character.
17th Sep '16 6:44:14 PM htuttle
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### Captain Ronald Tracey, considered "one of the most experienced men in Starfleet," flips his wig after miring his crew on a bronze age planet. Tracey takes sides in an internal conflict, killing "thousands" of the planet's inhabitants. When Kirk beams down to talk to the Captain, he is promptly tied up Tracey's tribe. There is more than a touch of ''Heart of Darkness'' to this character.
14th Sep '16 8:01:30 PM deathmaster87
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* RelationshipWritingFumble: If Kirk and Spock weren't intended to be in love with each other from day one, [[note]]They weren't.[[/note]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is guilty of quite possibly the greatest RWF in television history.[[note]]It is.[[/note]]

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* RelationshipWritingFumble: If Kirk and Spock weren't intended to be in love with each other from day one, [[note]]They weren't.[[/note]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is guilty of quite possibly the greatest RWF in television history.[[note]]It is.[[/note]]
8th Sep '16 5:38:13 PM Premonition45
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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Scotty has a big fanbase among Scottish Trekkies.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Scotty has a big fanbase among Scottish Trekkies. Creator/CraigFerguson has said that Scottish engineers may be stereotypical, but it was one of the few portrayals at the time that didn't follow [[ViolentGlaswegian another stereotype]].
5th Sep '16 1:31:33 AM quillers
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** "Miri" is sometimes uncomfortable viewing when Kirk flirts openly with a girl just on the verge of puberty (so she could be anything from age 13 to 16), telling her she's 'very pretty' and obviously playing up to the fact she is falling in love with him. It comes across as grooming given how child-like she is, especially when he asks her to go for a walk with him. True he doesn't do anything to her, but it's still icky.
29th Aug '16 12:27:55 AM wyattte
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: ''Fwoof''. TOS catches it ''bad'' these days. Not only has everyone who followed in its footsteps borrowed from it to some degree, but they've ''all'' tried to improve upon a lot of the problems the show had due to a limited budget, technological barriers of the time and the fact that the cast and crew were inventing a lot of tropes as they went. Fans who got into Trek with the newer installments can have trouble watching TOS nowadays.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: ''Fwoof''. TOS catches it ''bad'' these days. Not only has everyone who followed in its footsteps borrowed from it to some degree, but they've ''all'' tried to improve upon a lot of the problems the show had due to a limited budget, technological barriers of the time and the fact that the cast and crew were inventing a lot of tropes as they went. Not to mention the ValuesDissonance of a show made in the 60s. Fans who got into Trek with the newer installments can have trouble watching TOS nowadays.



** "Day Of The Dove," speaking of brownface, is a particularly egregious example, as it's used for most if not all of the Klingons of this episode. As [[Blog/MarkDoesStuff Mark Oshiro]] detailed in his review of the episode, the Klingons in this episode, who appear to be darker than any Klingons seen before, are also at the most brutal that they've been in the series to date.

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** "Day Of The Dove," speaking of brownface, is a particularly egregious example, as it's used for most if not all of the Klingons of this episode. As [[Blog/MarkDoesStuff Mark Oshiro]] detailed in his review of the episode, the Klingons in this episode, Klingons, who appear to be darker than any Klingons seen before, are also at the most brutal that they've been in the series to date.
29th Aug '16 12:17:04 AM wyattte
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** "Day Of The Dove," speaking of brownface, is a particularly egregious example, as it's used for most if not all of the Klingons of this episode. As [[Blog/MarkDoesStuff Mark Oshiro]] detailed in his review of the episode, the Klingons in this episode, who appear to be darker than any Klingons seen before, are also at the most brutal that they've been in the series to date.
8th Aug '16 11:17:00 PM wyattte
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** The titular "Charlie X" and his final comeuppance. A MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and final panic, or a sociopath willing to say anything to stay in this realm? Hell, Charlie in general. Misunderstood JerkassWoobie or just a brat with godlike power and a HairTriggerTemper?
6th Aug '16 5:28:50 PM LongLiveHumour
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** "The Naked Time" features a frozen female corpse that is very obviously a shop-window dummy: it doesn't even have human proportions!
5th Aug '16 6:01:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously Took The Bad Episode Seriously]]: Creator/DeForestKelley, an old-school character actor, made a living out of doing this, and carries on with it throughout the series, with aplomb. Contrast Creator/WilliamShatner and ''especially'' Creator/LeonardNimoy, both of whom visibly [[TheyJustDidntCare stop trying]] whenever the writing is particularly sub-par.

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* [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously Took The Bad Episode Seriously]]: TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Creator/DeForestKelley, an old-school character actor, made a living out of doing this, and carries on with it throughout the series, with aplomb. Contrast Creator/WilliamShatner and ''especially'' Creator/LeonardNimoy, both of whom visibly [[TheyJustDidntCare stop trying]] trying whenever the writing is particularly sub-par.
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