History YMMV / StarTrektheOriginalSeries

21st Sep '17 9:38:12 PM WarriorsGate
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Although ''The Motion Picture'' is often shellacked for its egregiously sluggish editing, the original series contains some ''boring-ass'' scenes of the bridge crew staring at the viewscreen in complete silence while special effects happen, solely to pad the runtime out to fifty minutes. See the very first post-pilot episode, "The Corbomite Maneuver", for a good example.
15th Sep '17 6:55:48 AM SpaceDrake
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** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E2WhoMournsForAdonais}} Who Mourns for Adonais?]]", Kirk and Bones regret the upcoming loss of a skilled female officer given what seems like her impending marriage to Scotty, with no thought to the possibility that a married woman would keep her job. Making it weirder is that the previous season's episode "Balance of Terror" featured two crew members getting married with no explicit mention of the woman quitting her job.
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E3TheParadiseSyndrome}} The Paradise Syndrome]]" is a perfect storm of every offensive "Native American" and MightyWhitey trope imaginable, plus Miramanee is played by a white actress in brownface.

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** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E2WhoMournsForAdonais}} Who Mourns for Adonais?]]", Kirk and Bones regret the upcoming loss of a skilled female officer given what seems like her impending marriage to Scotty, with no thought to the possibility that a married woman would keep her job. Granted, this is textbook thinking for the mid-20th century, but it still feels weird. Making it weirder is that the previous season's episode "Balance of Terror" featured two crew members getting married with no explicit mention of the woman quitting her job.
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E3TheParadiseSyndrome}} The Paradise Syndrome]]" is a perfect storm of every offensive "Native American" and MightyWhitey trope imaginable, plus Miramanee is played by a white actress in brownface. It was also ''completely standard'' for mid-20th-century TV.



** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield}} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]", well-intentioned as it is, can be pretty cringe-inducing with its portrayal of both sides of the racial divide as being equally responsible for the hatred between them, even as it also clearly portrays one race as having put the other under horrible oppression. The Watts riots were still a recent memory at the time, but at our current remove from that, it can easily come off as putting undue blame on black people in their fight for equality.

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** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E15LetThatBeYourLastBattlefield}} Let That Be Your Last Battlefield]]", well-intentioned as it is, can be pretty cringe-inducing with its portrayal of both sides of the racial divide as being equally responsible for the hatred between them, even as it also clearly portrays one race as having put the other under horrible oppression. The Watts riots were still a recent memory at the time, but at our current remove from that, it can easily come off as putting undue blame on black people in their fight for equality. (Granted, the real problem is that it's ''simultaneously'' trying to drop a big ol' aesop about racial-based conflict between heavily armed powers having a terrible risk of leading to global extinction - i.e., it was trying to comment on the ever-present US-Soviet tensions and the not-even-decade-old Cuban Missile Crisis - but the obvious white/black thing muddles that part of the message.)
11th Sep '17 7:29:53 PM WarriorsGate
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** Creator/WilliamShatner is often the butt of jokes for his LargeHam delivery that quickly alternates between drawn-out and rushed. He actually didn't get like this until the third season, where the quality of material he had to work with took a significant drop.

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** Creator/WilliamShatner is often the butt of jokes for his LargeHam delivery that quickly alternates between drawn-out and rushed. He actually didn't get like this until the third season, where the quality of material he had to work with took a significant drop. drop and was often handed to him at the last minute, meaning he had to scramble to remember those lines ''on the spot''.
1st Sep '17 7:08:51 PM Oberoniss
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** Evil Kirk's assault of [[BrotherChuck Rand]] during "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin}} The Enemy Within]]" is pretty awful in light of the fact that Grace Lee Whitney was later sexually assaulted by one of the ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Trek]]'' producers.
*** You can go ahead and say it. It was Gene. It's very clear in her book. Creator/LeonardNimoy knew about it and supported her.

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** Evil Kirk's assault of [[BrotherChuck Rand]] during "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin}} The Enemy Within]]" is pretty awful in light of the fact that Grace Lee Whitney was later sexually assaulted by one of the ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Trek]]'' producers.
*** You can go ahead and say it. It was Gene. It's very clear in her book. Creator/LeonardNimoy knew about it and supported her.
producers, possibly Roddenberry.
27th Aug '17 1:39:27 AM Cindylover1969
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** Indeed, '''all''' the music of the series is available on a massive box set.
27th Aug '17 1:38:06 AM Cindylover1969
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** Indeed, '''all''' the music of the series is available on a massive box set.
14th Aug '17 12:13:58 PM Hyrin
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*** Spock and T'Pring were never married. It is more akin to a couple being put into an arranged marriage, but the woman has fallen in love with someone else but also wants access to the resources that her betrothed's family owns.
3rd Aug '17 5:32:12 AM StarSword
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* MemeticBadass: Scotty, because he survived all the way to TNG despite wearing a {{red shirt}}.
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."
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