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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: McGivers certainly does, which is how Khan is able to manipulate her.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: McGivers [=McGivers=] certainly does, which is how Khan is able to manipulate her.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: McGivers certainly does, which is how Khan is able to manipulate her.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The fact that sleeper ships became obsolete in 2018 would seem to imply that that's the year that FasterThanLightTravel was invented. {{Creator/James Blish}}'s 1968 episode novelization outright states that, "they didn't have the warp drive until then," and as late as 1985, ''The Official Star Trek Quiz Book'' places the discovery of warp drive in 2018. This is, of course, at odds with current canon, in which the warp drive was invented in 2063.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The fact that sleeper ships became obsolete in 2018 would seem to imply that that's the year that FasterThanLightTravel was invented. {{Creator/James Blish}}'s 1968 episode novelization outright states that, "they didn't have the warp drive until then," and as late as 1985, ''The Official Star Trek Quiz Book'' places the discovery of warp drive in 2018. This is, of course, at odds with current canon, in which the warp drive was invented in 2063. Michael Okuda's official {{Retcon}} is that sleeper ships were made obsolete by "advances in sublight propulsion technologies," which seems unlikely given the vast distances in space.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The fact that sleeper ships became obsolete in 2018 would seem to imply that that's the year that FasterThanLightTravel was invented. {{Creator/James Blish}}'s 1968 episode novelization outright states that, "they didn't have the warp drive until then," and in any case, it's hard to imagine what else could make sleeper ships obsolete. This is, of course, at odds with current canon, in which the warp drive was invented in 2063.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The fact that sleeper ships became obsolete in 2018 would seem to imply that that's the year that FasterThanLightTravel was invented. {{Creator/James Blish}}'s 1968 episode novelization outright states that, "they didn't have the warp drive until then," and as late as 1985, ''The Official Star Trek Quiz Book'' places the discovery of warp drive in any case, it's hard to imagine what else could make sleeper ships obsolete.2018. This is, of course, at odds with current canon, in which the warp drive was invented in 2063.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The fact that sleeper ships became obsolete in 2018 would seem to imply that that's the year that FasterThanLightTravel was invented. {{Creator/James Blish}}'s 1968 episode novelization outright states that, "they didn't have the warp drive until then," and in any case, it's hard to imagine what else could make sleeper ships obsolete. This is, of course, at odds with current canon, in which the warp drive was invented in 2063.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Probably unintended at the time, but Spock's musing on what they would find upon returning to the planet on a later occasion essentially serves as a SequelHook leading into ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan.''

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The fact that Khan's people are in stasis in a ship called the ''Botany Bay'' would raise alarm bells, as Botany Bay was a prison colony in Australia.
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Probably unintended at the time, but Spock's musing on what they would find upon returning to the planet on a later occasion essentially serves as a SequelHook leading into ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan.''


* AbsenteeActor: Sulu doesn't appear in this episode. He was replaced by Makee K. Blaisdell as Lt. Spinelli.


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* TemporarySubstitute: Sulu doesn't appear in this episode. He was replaced by Makee K. Blaisdell as Lt. Spinelli.


* StealthPun: The Morse code signal that the Botany Bay is transmitting is "CQ" or "seek you."

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* StealthPun: The Morse code signal that the Botany Bay is transmitting is "CQ" or "seek you."" [[note]]In ham radio circles this is a fairly standard way to request a conversation.[[/note]]


The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "The One with Khan".

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The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "The One with "JustForFun/TheOneWith Khan".

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* MeditationPowerup: Khan performs some brief breathing exercises when he first regains enough strength to stand up and just before he prepares to forcibly pull the door of the quarters he's confined in open.

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* SureLetsGoWithThat: [=McGivers=] tells Khan, "I know exactly who you are," and Khan looks pretty worried until she continues, "Leif Ericsson, Richard the Lion-Heart, Napoleon..." and her other romanticized heroes, to Khan's immense relief.


The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "{{The One with}} Khan".

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The FanNickname for this episode is, of course, "{{The "The One with}} with Khan".

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* OpponentInstruction: [=McCoy=] gets his turn at this when he first meets Khan:
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Well, either choke me or cut my throat. Make up your mind.
-->'''Khan:''' English. I thought I dreamed hearing it. Where am I?
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' You're in bed, holding a knife at your doctor's throat.
-->'''Khan:''' Answer my question.
-->'''[=McCoy=]:''' It would be most effective if you would cut the carotid artery, just under the left ear.
-->'''Khan:''' I like a brave man. ''[lowers the scalpel]''

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* StealthPun: The Morse code signal that the Botany Bay is transmitting is "CQ" or "seek you."

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* CatchingUpOnHistory: Khan does this by reading through the Enterprise's computer logs that contain the last 200 years of history that he missed.


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* SuperSpeedReading: One of Khan's powers, which he demonstrates by reading through over 200 years of history in the Enterprise's computer files in a matter of minutes.

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