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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Bones vastly overestimates the amount of water in a normal human body, and nonsensically claims that removing all the water from a person's body would leave behind only tiny salt crystals.





Of all the TOS episodes, this is the one that was made into a [=ViewMaster=] set. And in another piece of trivia, "The Omega Glory" script was originally written as [[Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore one]] of [[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen three]] potential [[PilotEpisode pilot episodes]] after the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage original pilot "The Cage"]] got rejected by NBC. The aim supposedly being that the three scripts would showcase to the network different things that the series format could do (something that "The Cage" was criticized for not doing). To this end, the show being something of a literal SpaceWestern seems designed to showcase Roddenberry's original format pitch of ''Star Trek'' being a kind of WagonTrainToTheStars.

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Of all the TOS episodes, this is the one that was made into a [=ViewMaster=] set. And in another piece of trivia, "The Omega Glory" script was originally written as [[Recap/StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore one]] of [[Recap/StarTrekS1E6MuddsWomen three]] potential [[PilotEpisode pilot episodes]] after the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage original pilot "The Cage"]] got rejected by NBC.Creator/{{NBC}}. The aim supposedly being that the three scripts would showcase to the network different things that the series format could do (something that "The Cage" was criticized for not doing). To this end, the show being something of a literal SpaceWestern seems designed to showcase Roddenberry's Creator/GeneRoddenberry's original format pitch of ''Star Trek'' being a kind of WagonTrainToTheStars.



* AllThereInTheManual: In the shooting script, the main characters mention the Yangs and Kohms are too close to human to be a coincidence. They speculate they're a remnant of the early space program, setting up the ending where Kirk realizes the Yangs still have a copy of the Constitution. It's not hard to see echoes of the [=McCarthy=] era in Kirk lecturing Americans who have lost their way on what the nation's founding principles mean. But the scene was cut (possibly because it clashes with the timeline), and most viewers just rolled their eyes at the coincidence of an alien planet independently developing the US Constitution.

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* AllThereInTheManual: In the shooting script, the main characters mention the Yangs and Kohms are too close to human to be a coincidence. They speculate they're a remnant of the early space program, setting up the ending where Kirk realizes the Yangs still have a copy of the Constitution. It's not hard to see echoes of the [=McCarthy=] UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy era in Kirk lecturing Americans who have lost their way on what the nation's founding principles mean. But the scene was cut (possibly because it clashes with the timeline), and most viewers just rolled their eyes at the coincidence of an alien planet independently developing the US Constitution.


* SeriesContinuityError: Costumer William Theiss gives the USS ''Exeter'' crew their own insignia instead of the Starfleet chevron patch worn by the ''Enterprise'' crew. [[http://www.startrek.com/article/starfleet-insignia-explained This is a mistake]] that spawned a fan theory that every starship got its own patch, when in fact the intent was for the chevron to be akin to branch insignia, worn by all Starfleet starship personnel.

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* SeriesContinuityError: Costumer William Theiss gives the USS ''Exeter'' crew their own insignia instead of the Starfleet chevron patch worn by the ''Enterprise'' crew. [[http://www.startrek.com/article/starfleet-insignia-explained This is a mistake]] that spawned a fan theory that every starship got its own patch, when in fact the intent was for the chevron to be akin to branch insignia, worn by all Starfleet starship personnel. The mistake ultimately led to ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' giving crew members of the USS ''Defiant'' their own badge in "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly In a Mirror, Darkly]]".


--> '''Cloud William:''' "Ay plegli ianectu flaggen, tupep like for stahn "
--> '''Kirk:''' "And to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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--> '''Cloud William:''' "Ay plegli ianectu flaggen, tupep like for stahn "
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'''Kirk:''' "And to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


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* SeriesContinuityError: Costumer William Theiss gives the USS ''Exeter'' crew their own insignia instead of the Starfleet chevron patch worn by the ''Enterprise'' crew. [[http://www.startrek.com/article/starfleet-insignia-explained This is a mistake]] that spawned a fan theory that every starship got its own patch, when in fact the intent was for the chevron to be akin to branch insignia, worn by all Starfleet starship personnel.


* DramaticAmmoDepletion: Tracey has Kirk at phaser-point, ready to kill him. He pulls the trigger -- and th phaser is out of power.

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* DramaticAmmoDepletion: Tracey has Kirk at phaser-point, ready to kill him. He pulls the trigger -- and th the phaser is out of power.


* BigDamnHeroes: Sulu and two Redshirts who don't have time to die beam in in the nick of time.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Sulu and two Redshirts who don't have time to die beam in down in the nick of time.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Averted. [=McCoy=] thinks his guard is not paying attention and starts to reach for a communicator. As his hand gets near the guard's very large sword stops him.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Averted. [=McCoy=] thinks his guard is not paying attention and starts to reach for a communicator. As his hand gets near the guard's very large sword stops him. He then acts like he was just reaching for a drink.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Yangs = Yankees, Kohms = Communists.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Yangs = Yankees, Kohms = Communists. It's even pointed out InUniverse.
* DramaticAmmoDepletion: Tracey has Kirk at phaser-point, ready to kill him. He pulls the trigger -- and th phaser is out of power.


* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Spock being able to mentally compel someone to do what he wants; the only other episodes in which he used similar powers to those were "By Any Other Name" and "A Taste of Armageddon".

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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Spock being able to mentally compel someone to do what he wants; wants, without touching them; the only other episodes in which he used similar powers to those were "By Any Other Name" and "A Taste of Armageddon".

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So did they recover the ''Exeter''? With the spaceframe perfectly intact, surely she could be decontaminated and re-crewed.


* StockFootage: The shot of Sulu manning the helm station with an empty captain's chair in the background in mid-Act One is recycled from "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1Arena Arena]]".

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* StockFootage: The shot of Sulu manning the helm station with an empty captain's chair in the background in mid-Act One is recycled from "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1Arena "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E18Arena Arena]]".

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* StockFootage: The shot of Sulu manning the helm station with an empty captain's chair in the background in mid-Act One is recycled from "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1Arena Arena]]".

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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Kirk recognized what Cloud William was supposed to be saying when he saluted the flag but after countless generations, the language had become corrupted, the words [[ShamCeremony becoming mere ritual]], and losing all meaning.
--> '''Cloud William:''' "Ay plegli ianectu flaggen, tupep like for stahn "
--> '''Kirk:''' "And to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


* MoneyDearBoy: Roddenberry selected this episode for the Viewmaster adaption because as the episode's writer, he'd earn royalties on it.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Roddenberry selected this episode for the Viewmaster adaption because as the episode's writer, he'd earn royalties on it.


* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Yangs are a species of very long-lived folk. To impress Kirk, Tracey calls over a seemingly-young soldier who tells Kirk he's over four-hundred in Earth years. ("His father is well-over ''a thousand''," adds Tracey.) Tracey assumes this is due to some youth potion, but to his regret, it is not.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Yangs Kohms are a species of very long-lived folk. To impress Kirk, Tracey calls over a seemingly-young soldier who tells Kirk he's over four-hundred in Earth years. ("His father is well-over well over ''a thousand''," adds Tracey.) Tracey assumes this is due to some youth potion, but to his regret, it is not.

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