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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Alexander's realization, after having gotten to know the ''Enterprise'' visitors, that he is worthy of respect as an individual.
--> He's right. I should have warned you. They were treating you the same way they treat me, just like me... only you fight them. All the time, I thought it was me -- my mind that couldn't move a pebble. They even told I was lucky they bothered to keep me around -- and I believed them! The arms and legs of everybody's whim. Look down. Don't meet their eyes. [[StepfordSmiler Smile. SMILE!]] Those great people... [[FeetOfClay they were GODS to me]]. But you showed me what they really are. Now I know... Don't you see? It's not me or my size. It's ''them!'' It's '''them!''' It's '''''them!'''''


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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Alexander's realization, after having gotten to know the ''Enterprise'' visitors, that he is worthy of respect as an individual.
--> He's right. I should have warned you. They were treating you the same way they treat me, just like me... only you fight them. All the time, I thought it was me -- my mind that couldn't move a pebble. They even told I was lucky they bothered to keep me around -- and I believed them! The arms and legs of everybody's whim. Look down. Don't meet their eyes. [[StepfordSmiler Smile. SMILE!]] Those great people... [[FeetOfClay they were GODS to me]]. But you showed me what they really are. Now I know... Don't you see? It's not me or my size. It's ''them!'' It's '''them!''' It's '''''them!'''''


* FairForItsDay: The famous interracial kiss is often criticized for its UnfortunateImplications, because they were KissingUnderTheInfluence thanks to [[AliensMadeThemDoIt aliens]]. Due to the racism of the time, the showrunners and actors had to fight very, very hard to get even ''that'' to happen -- the executives ordered them to shoot alternate takes without the kiss (which Creator/WilliamShatner deliberately messed up every time by pulling faces), they wanted Spock to kiss Uhura instead (because he was [[DiscountLesbians an alien, so it didn't count]]), and they outright would not budge on allowing it to be consensual. Even so, stations in the Deep South refused to air the episode at all, resulting in it being the lowest rated episode of the entire original series.

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* FairForItsDay: The famous interracial kiss is often criticized for its UnfortunateImplications, because they were KissingUnderTheInfluence thanks to [[AliensMadeThemDoIt aliens]]. Due to the racism of the time, the showrunners and actors had to fight very, very hard to get even ''that'' to happen -- the executives ordered them to shoot alternate takes without the kiss (which Creator/WilliamShatner [[WagTheDirector deliberately messed up up]] every time by pulling faces), they wanted Spock to kiss Uhura instead (because he was [[DiscountLesbians an alien, so it didn't count]]), and they outright would not budge on allowing it to be consensual. Even so, stations in the Deep South refused to air the episode at all, resulting in it being the lowest rated episode of the entire original series.


* HilariousInHindsight: One of the suggestions for the "kiss scene" from the execs was to have Spock kiss Uhura instead. Cut to [[Film/StarTrek the Abramsverse]] 40 years later, and Spock & Uhura are in a rather passionate relationship involving significant amounts of kissing.

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* HilariousInHindsight: One of the suggestions for the "kiss scene" from the execs was to have Spock kiss Uhura instead. Cut to [[Film/StarTrek [[Film/StarTrek2009 the Abramsverse]] 40 years later, and Spock & Uhura are in a rather passionate relationship involving significant amounts of kissing.


* OlderThanTheyThink: Contrary to popular belief, this wasn't the first interracial kiss on US TV. That honor most likely goes to [[Series/ILoveLucy Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz]], with other contenders being [[Series/ISpy Robert Culp and France Nguyen]] and even an earlier episode of ''Star Trek'', [[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror "Mirror, Mirror"]], which had a kiss between Barbara Luna (who was Eurasian) and Creator/WilliamShatner. "Ah," you may think, "but it was the first ''black/white'' interracial kiss." Still, no. As far as can be determined, the first black-white interracial kiss was shared between Creator/SammyDavisJr and Creator/NancySinatra on Sinatra's 1967 TV special, ''Movin' With Nancy'', where Davis plants a kiss on her after the two share a song.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Contrary to popular belief, this wasn't the first interracial kiss on US TV. That honor most likely goes to [[Series/ILoveLucy Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz]], with other contenders being [[Series/ISpy Robert Culp and France Nguyen]] and even an earlier episode of ''Star Trek'', [[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror "Mirror, Mirror"]], which had a kiss between Barbara Luna (who was Eurasian) and Creator/WilliamShatner. "Ah," you may think, "but it was the first ''black/white'' interracial kiss." Still, no. As far as can be determined, the first black-white interracial kiss was shared between Creator/SammyDavisJr and Creator/NancySinatra on Sinatra's 1967 TV special, ''Movin' With Nancy'', where Davis plants a kiss on her after the two share a song. It ''does'', however, appear to have been both the first white/black French kiss on American television, as well as the first white/black kiss on a ''seasonal'' television show as opposed to a special.

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* SignatureScene: For history, it's the kiss between Kirk and Uhura. For the fans, it's the scene where Alexander rides Kirk like an untamed horse while Kirk makes ridiculous bellowing sounds.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Contrary to popular belief, this wasn't the first interracial kiss on US TV. That honor most likely goes to [[Series/ILoveLucy Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz]], with other contenders being [[Series/ISpy Robert Culp and France Nguyen]] and even an earlier episode of ''Star Trek'', [[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror "Mirror, Mirror"]], which had a kiss between Barbara Luna (who was Eurasian) and Creator/WilliamShatner. "Ah," you may think, "but it was the first ''black/white'' interracial kiss." Still, no. As far as can be determined, the first black-white interracial kiss was shared between Creator/SammyDavisJr and Creator/NancySinatra on Sinatra's 1967 TV special, ''Movin' With Nancy'', where Davis plants a kiss on her after the two share a song.


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The Kirk/Uhura kiss. Seriously. We humble Tropers can, in truth, probably not over-emphasize how big a deal this was at the time. Not only did the cast and crew have to fight ''tooth and nail'' to make it happen, but another face to consider is that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia miscegnation laws]] had only been declared unconstitutional nationwide a mere ''sixteen months'' prior to the episode's first airing. It was still refused an airing in much of the country and made general news headlines. It's quite possible every interracial romantic moment on American TV in the following ''half-century'' owes a nod to ''TOS'' for being among the first to kick down that door at all. And yet today, the scene comes across as pedestrian and even kind of [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] in ways.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The Kirk/Uhura kiss. Seriously. We humble Tropers can, in truth, probably not over-emphasize how big a deal this was at the time. Not only did the cast and crew have to fight ''tooth and nail'' to make it happen, but another face facet to consider is that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia miscegnation laws]] had only been declared unconstitutional nationwide a mere ''sixteen months'' prior to the episode's first airing. It was still refused an airing in much of the country and made general news headlines. It's quite possible every interracial romantic moment on American TV in the following ''half-century'' owes a nod to ''TOS'' for being among the first to kick down that door at all. And yet today, the scene comes across as pedestrian and even kind of [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] in ways.

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* HilariousInHindsight: One of the suggestions for the "kiss scene" from the execs was to have Spock kiss Uhura instead. Cut to [[Film/StarTrek the Abramsverse]] 40 years later, and Spock & Uhura are in a rather passionate relationship involving significant amounts of kissing.


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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The Kirk/Uhura kiss. Seriously. We humble Tropers can, in truth, probably not over-emphasize how big a deal this was at the time. Not only did the cast and crew have to fight ''tooth and nail'' to make it happen, but another face to consider is that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia miscegnation laws]] had only been declared unconstitutional nationwide a mere ''sixteen months'' prior to the episode's first airing. It was still refused an airing in much of the country and made general news headlines. It's quite possible every interracial romantic moment on American TV in the following ''half-century'' owes a nod to ''TOS'' for being among the first to kick down that door at all. And yet today, the scene comes across as pedestrian and even kind of [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate]] in ways.

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* FairForItsDay: The famous interracial kiss is often criticized for its UnfortunateImplications, because they were KissingUnderTheInfluence thanks to [[AliensMadeThemDoIt aliens]]. Due to the racism of the time, the showrunners and actors had to fight very, very hard to get even ''that'' to happen -- the executives ordered them to shoot alternate takes without the kiss (which Creator/WilliamShatner deliberately messed up every time by pulling faces), they wanted Spock to kiss Uhura instead (because he was [[DiscountLesbians an alien, so it didn't count]]), and they outright would not budge on allowing it to be consensual. Even so, stations in the Deep South refused to air the episode at all, resulting in it being the lowest rated episode of the entire original series.


* TheissTitillationTheory: Gender flipped. The peplos worn by the women display the shoulders and arms, but are still modest compared to the scanty tunics Spock and Kirk are forced into.

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* TheissTitillationTheory: Gender flipped. The peplos worn by the women display the shoulders and arms, but are still modest compared to the scanty tunics Spock and Kirk are forced into.into.
* TheWoobie: Alexander, after being used for centuries as Parmen's ChewToy.

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* {{Narm}}: Some of the "terrible" things the crew is forced to do come off as more silly than menacing, especially Kirk acting like a horse while being ridden by Alexander.


--> He's right. I should have warned you. They were treating you the same way they treat me, just like me... only you fight them. All the time, I thought it was me -- my mind that couldn't move a pebble. They even told I was lucky they bothered to keep me around -- and I believed them! The arms and legs of everybody's whim. Look down. Don't meet their eyes. [[StepfordSmiler Smile. Smile!]] Those great people... [[FeetOfClay they were ''gods'' to me]]. But you showed me what they really are. Now I know... Don't you see? It's not me or my size. It's ''them!'' It's '''them!''' It's '''''them!'''''

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--> He's right. I should have warned you. They were treating you the same way they treat me, just like me... only you fight them. All the time, I thought it was me -- my mind that couldn't move a pebble. They even told I was lucky they bothered to keep me around -- and I believed them! The arms and legs of everybody's whim. Look down. Don't meet their eyes. [[StepfordSmiler Smile. Smile!]] SMILE!]] Those great people... [[FeetOfClay they were ''gods'' GODS to me]]. But you showed me what they really are. Now I know... Don't you see? It's not me or my size. It's ''them!'' It's '''them!''' It's '''''them!'''''


* TheissTitillationTheory: Gender flipped. The peplos worn by the women display the shoulders and arms, but are still modest compared to the scanty tunics Spock and Kirk are forced into.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had Christine kissing with Spock, Kirk with an attractive yeoman, and Dr. [=McCoy=] with Uhura, then everybody changing around. NBC objected to this as "too sexual", so they reworked it various ways. In a 2013 interview with the Vancouver ''Sun'', Nichelle Nichols [[http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-19/little-known-sci-fi-fact-uhuras-famed-trek-kiss-wasnt-meant-be-kirk revealed]] that for a while, the plan was to have Uhura and Spock go into a clinch. Nichols and Nimoy practiced assiduously until Shat caught them at it and declared if anyone was going to kiss Nichols, it would have to be ''him''. (Another version of the story has producer Fred Freiberger taking the credit for insisting it had to be Kirk and Uhura.) The Spock-Uhura idea makes sense with previous hints and attempts on the part of Nichols and Nimoy and some of the staff writers, going back to [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap the very first episode]], to suggest that Spock and Uhura would eventually get together.

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* TheissTitillationTheory: Gender flipped. The peplos worn by the women display the shoulders and arms, but are still modest compared to the scanty tunics Spock and Kirk are forced into.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had Christine kissing with Spock, Kirk with an attractive yeoman, and Dr. [=McCoy=] with Uhura, then everybody changing around. NBC objected to this as "too sexual", so they reworked it various ways. In a 2013 interview with the Vancouver ''Sun'', Nichelle Nichols [[http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-19/little-known-sci-fi-fact-uhuras-famed-trek-kiss-wasnt-meant-be-kirk revealed]] that for a while, the plan was to have Uhura and Spock go into a clinch. Nichols and Nimoy practiced assiduously until Shat caught them at it and declared if anyone was going to kiss Nichols, it would have to be ''him''. (Another version of the story has producer Fred Freiberger taking the credit for insisting it had to be Kirk and Uhura.) The Spock-Uhura idea makes sense with previous hints and attempts on the part of Nichols and Nimoy and some of the staff writers, going back to [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap the very first episode]], to suggest that Spock and Uhura would eventually get together.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had Christine kissing with Spock, Kirk with an attractive yeoman, and Dr. [=McCoy=] with Uhura, then everybody changing around. NBC objected to this as "too sexual", so they reworked it various ways. In a 2013 interview with the Vancouver ''Sun'', Nichelle Nichols [[http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-19/little-known-sci-fi-fact-uhuras-famed-trek-kiss-wasnt-meant-be-kirk revealed]] that for a while, the plan was to have Uhura and Spock go into a clinch. Nichols and Nimoy practiced assiduously until Shat caught them at it and declared if anyone was going to kiss Nichols, it would have to be ''him''. This makes sense with previous hints and attempts on the part of Nichols and Nimoy, going back to [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap the very first episode]], to suggest that Spock and Uhura would eventually get together.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had Christine kissing with Spock, Kirk with an attractive yeoman, and Dr. [=McCoy=] with Uhura, then everybody changing around. NBC objected to this as "too sexual", so they reworked it various ways. In a 2013 interview with the Vancouver ''Sun'', Nichelle Nichols [[http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-19/little-known-sci-fi-fact-uhuras-famed-trek-kiss-wasnt-meant-be-kirk revealed]] that for a while, the plan was to have Uhura and Spock go into a clinch. Nichols and Nimoy practiced assiduously until Shat caught them at it and declared if anyone was going to kiss Nichols, it would have to be ''him''. This (Another version of the story has producer Fred Freiberger taking the credit for insisting it had to be Kirk and Uhura.) The Spock-Uhura idea makes sense with previous hints and attempts on the part of Nichols and Nimoy, Nimoy and some of the staff writers, going back to [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap the very first episode]], to suggest that Spock and Uhura would eventually get together.


* TheissTitillationTheory: Gender flipped. The peplos worn by the women display the shoulders and arms, but are still modest compared to the scanty tunics Spock and Kirk are forced into.

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* TheissTitillationTheory: Gender flipped. The peplos worn by the women display the shoulders and arms, but are still modest compared to the scanty tunics Spock and Kirk are forced into.into.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script had Christine kissing with Spock, Kirk with an attractive yeoman, and Dr. [=McCoy=] with Uhura, then everybody changing around. NBC objected to this as "too sexual", so they reworked it various ways. In a 2013 interview with the Vancouver ''Sun'', Nichelle Nichols [[http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-19/little-known-sci-fi-fact-uhuras-famed-trek-kiss-wasnt-meant-be-kirk revealed]] that for a while, the plan was to have Uhura and Spock go into a clinch. Nichols and Nimoy practiced assiduously until Shat caught them at it and declared if anyone was going to kiss Nichols, it would have to be ''him''. This makes sense with previous hints and attempts on the part of Nichols and Nimoy, going back to [[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap the very first episode]], to suggest that Spock and Uhura would eventually get together.

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