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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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'''Original air date:''' February 16, 1967


* RecycledSoundtrack: The creation of this episode evidently reused a lot of music from earlier episodes. For instance, most of the music used in this installment was taken from "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E3CharlieX Charlie X]]", composed by Fred Steiner. Some of Alexander Courage's cues from "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" were reused too, most notably the "Talosian illusion" theme. One piece of music from "[[Recap/StarTrekSE14WhereNoManHasGoneBefore Where No Man Has Gone Before]]" was reused in the climactic fight scene in Engineering between Kirk and Khan.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: The creation of this episode evidently reused a lot of music from earlier episodes. For instance, most of the music used in this installment was taken from "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E3CharlieX "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E2CharlieX Charlie X]]", composed by Fred Steiner. Some of Alexander Courage's cues from "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" were reused too, most notably the "Talosian illusion" theme. One piece of music from "[[Recap/StarTrekSE14WhereNoManHasGoneBefore "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore Where No Man Has Gone Before]]" was reused in the climactic fight scene in Engineering between Kirk and Khan.


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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Kirk, Bones and Scotty give Spock a good shake when they admit a certain admiration for Khan, even if they still acknowledge he's evil.

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: This seems to be the reason Kirk keeps underestimating Khan. In fact, while discussing Khan in the briefing room, Kirk, Bones and Scotty give Spock a good shake when they admit a certain admiration for Khan, even if they still acknowledge he's evil. Spock is vocally uncomfortable romanticizing Khan's history, and he's got good reason to be, considering what Khan's planning that very moment.



** Scotty scores a one-punch knockdown of one of Khan's henchmen, before escaping the briefing room.

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** Scotty scores a [[OneHitKO one-punch knockdown knockdown]] of one of Khan's henchmen, before escaping the briefing room.



** Hey Kirk, why is only [[RedShirt one guard]] [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy watching a genetically-enhanced superhuman?]]



* KickTheDog: One of Khan's men slaps Uhura after she shoots him a DeathGlare.
* LargeHam: Kirk, as usual. Not even a silly little thing like suffocation can stop Jimmy-boy from serving up the ham.

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* KickTheDog: One of Khan's men slaps Uhura after she refuses to follow one of Khan's orders. She shoots him a DeathGlare.
DeathGlare in response.
* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Kirk, as usual. Not even a silly little thing like suffocation can stop Jimmy-boy from serving up the ham.ham.
** Khan has all the pomposity and charisma you'd expect from an EvilOverlord. Especially when you upset him.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Come on, Kirk, his name is ''[[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Khan]]''. WhyDontYaJustShootHim. Of course, technically, "Khan" is his title, not his name, which is "Noonien Singh."

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Come on, Kirk, his name is ''[[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Khan]]''. WhyDontYaJustShootHim. WhyDontYaJustShootHim Of course, technically, "Khan" is his title, not his name, which is "Noonien Singh."



* TakeOverTheWorld: Seemingly Khan's objective.

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* TakeOverTheWorld: Seemingly Khan's objective.raison d'etre; in fact, he mentioned to his awakened followers that the entire ''universe'' could be theirs, once they have the ''Enterprise.''

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* PlanetBaron: Khan becomes this after he is defeated but given a planet to colonize and rule, though we learn in ''The Wrath of Khan'' that the planet later died, prompting Khan to seek revenge on Kirk for marooning him there.

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** The depiction is obviously cheesy, but the idea was that Kirk knew 23rd century fighting techniques far more advanced than anything Khan has ever seen. He's much stronger, but inexperienced.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The ending becomes this in retrospect, as it sets up the events of ''The Wrath of Khan''.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: The creation of this episode evidently reused a lot of music from earlier episodes. For instance, most of the music used in this installment was taken from "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E3CharlieX Charlie X]]", composed by Fred Steiner. Some of Alexander Courage's cues from "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]" were reused too, most notably the "Talosian illusion" theme. One piece of music from "[[Recap/StarTrekSE14WhereNoManHasGoneBefore Where No Man Has Gone Before]]" was reused in the climactic fight scene in Engineering between Kirk and Khan.


* DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Dr. McCoy, with a newly-awakened Khan holding a scalpel to his throat, merely tells him that the recommended procedure for a quick kill would be to sever the carotid artery. After Khan praises McCoy for bravery, he simply states that it would be a quicker death than the jugular vein that was Khan's initial target.

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* DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Dr. McCoy, [=McCoy=], with a newly-awakened Khan holding a scalpel to his throat, merely tells him that the recommended procedure for a quick kill would be to sever the carotid artery. After Khan praises McCoy [=McCoy=] for bravery, he simply states that it would be a quicker death than the jugular vein that was Khan's initial target.

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* DiagnosisFromDrBadass: Dr. McCoy, with a newly-awakened Khan holding a scalpel to his throat, merely tells him that the recommended procedure for a quick kill would be to sever the carotid artery. After Khan praises McCoy for bravery, he simply states that it would be a quicker death than the jugular vein that was Khan's initial target.

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** Hey Khan, what compelled you to let the only non-genetically superior member of your team, who explicitly expressed discontent in watching her former captain die, to roam freely within the ship at that precise moment?


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[[caption-width-right:331:[[AVillainNamedKhan Khan Noonian Singh]]. [[AffablyEvil Charming. Sociable.]] [[EvilOverlord Tortures people who don't give him what he wants.]]]]



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[[caption-width-right:331:[[AVillainNamedKhan Khan Noonian Singh]]. [[AffablyEvil Charming. Sociable.]] [[EvilOverlord Tortures people who don't give him what he wants.]]]]


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[[SarcasmMode We're sure that leaving them behind will in no way]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan come back to bite the crew later on...]]


* GoLookAtTheDistraction: Marla tells the guy in charge of killing Kirk to keep an eye on him -- and then uses the [[InstantSedation off-button hypospray]] on him.


* SuperStrength: To a minor degree. Khan brags that he has five times the strength of Kirk, a fit but average-sized man, and Bones says that in his professional medical opinion, Khan "can lift both of us with one arm." Khan can crush a phaser in his hands, pull open the door to his quarters on the ''Enterprise'' unaided, and effortlessly throw Kirk across the room.

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* SuperStrength: To a minor degree. Khan brags that he has five times the strength of Kirk, a fit but average-sized man, and Bones says that in his professional medical opinion, Khan "can lift both of us with one arm." Khan can We see him pry knock out a guard in one punch, crush a phaser in his hands, pull open the door to his quarters on the ''Enterprise'' unaided, and effortlessly throw Kirk across the room.

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