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Red shirts have a skewed death rate in TOS due to the nature of their job. The Security role is handled by Ops, which all wear red shirts (Scotty, the engineer, is also Ops). So red shirts die in higher number because Security officers are at a higher risk. They assume guard duties and the dangers inherent to that role. In TNG and beyond, the color ...


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It was a mistake. Out of universe, just a production goof. In universe, Gary Mitchell made a human error. From Memory Alpha: The gravestone Mitchell creates for Kirk says "James R. Kirk". According to D.C. Fontana in the introduction for Star Trek: The Classic Episodes 1, when the mistake was discovered, Gene Roddenberry decided that if pressed for an ...


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makes no sense as anything intentional. Well, it could. The operation being conducted on Sarek is on his heart and involves major blood transfer from Spock. There is a process for sealing of blood vessels called cauterization The practice was once widespread for treatment of wounds. Its utility before the advent of antibiotics was said to be effective ...


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Or was there a story that a writer had submitted that had some scary Halloween related elements that they ended up showing during Halloween? Mostly..but the timing was deliberate. Information can be found in These Are The Voyages: Season Two by Marc Daniels.. In there he quotes the writer, Robert Bloch.. “They wanted a Halloween story,” Bloch told ...


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This drastic change in appearance for Klingons was a bit of a running joke among fans during later series of Star Trek. The writers even acknowledged it during an episode of Deep Space Nine which sees Worf, among others, time-travel back into the original series episode The Trouble with Tribbles. When asked why those Klingons looked funny he curtly replies ...


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The time of the division was marked by violent upheaval on Vulcan. It isn't hard to imagine the records being lost, or the Vulcans never making the connection between those warlike Vulcans who disappeared thousands of years earlier and the Romulan Star Empire. From the Wikipedia entry on Surak: During the "Time of Awakening" a Vulcan schism of those ...


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Space Seed was supposed to be a bottle episode. As few of the regular cast was to be used as possible. Since the Enterprise was on a 5 year journey, we would presume the ship didn't run back to HQ and drop everyone else off; rather only those few regulars were shown as being instrumental to that particular script. In this case, only Kirk, McCoy, Spock, and ...


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Remember that Star Trek takes place in the future and not everyone mentioned has existed. If you ever have questions, I strongly encourage you to check out Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wikia. From Memory Alpha Wikia (information from direct Star Trek canon): Lee Kuan was a noted Human historical political despot on Earth sometime between the mid-20th and ...


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Not to compete with the above answer by CGCampbell, but just to add some further information, Memory Alpha has the following to say on the matter: Khan's apparent recognition of Chekov and his remark "I never forget a face" are somewhat ironic, since Khan's appearance in TOS: "Space Seed" was in the first season and Chekov did not make his first ...


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My impression was that Marcos 12 was a well-known planet with a high level of civilization, and the "millions of friends" were the children there. The Gorgan wanted to bring the children of Marcos 12 under its influence, like it did on Triacus.


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There is a part in the episode at approx 12:30 where Kirk asks the Guardian if they are successful what will happen. The Guardian tells them all will be set back to normal and they will be returned as though nothing happened. The Guardian sends them back. Also notice they come back with uniforms back on, where at the point in the episode, Kirk and Spock do ...


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The 'wailing woman' (or Loulie Jean Norman as she prefers to be called) is present in the Star Trek theme in the pilot (The Cage) and seasons 2 and 3, however the composition was changed slightly between seasons: in season 2, the vocal track was given more prominence and in season 3 the organ track is given more, but you can still hear it if you listen very ...


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As this review by the A.V. Club says: ... this alien creature is called a Mellitus that can possess people and lives off of fear. It's been traveling the galaxy on a killing spree for centuries, and it landed on Argelius because everybody was so happy, and ripe for gutting. and Kirk figures out that Hengist has a connection to the entity, and when ...


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The main difference between Mudd-Androids and Soong-Androids is that Mudd-Androids were created by a long dead alien race in the Andromeda galaxy, while Soong-Androids were the first real human built, and seemingly sentient Androids. The Mudd-Androids were not really Sentient. Just like any other technology in Star Trek, humans were rarely the first to ...


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The original explanations were: They Always looked like that, the budget just didn't allow it. Don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain: Gene Roddenberry tried to explain the differences between The Motion Picture's Klingons and the original ones by saying that the original show had simply never had the budget and makeup technology to envision ...


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Production models It looks like five different scales were used for models used in production and shown on screen. A 33" model was produced as a pre-production reference model, and for publicity shots. This model did make it onto TV, though, as "stock footage", part of the intro, and also as a desktop model in one episode. (The production notes say this ...


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Whitney was a known entity to Roddenberry having worked with him before and had worked quite extensively in TV before. Based on salary, her "billing" seems correct. Grace Lee Whitney came on board as Janice Rand, the Captain’s Yeoman. She was 35. A former stage dancer with more than three dozen credits in television and film, she had recently played a ...


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Yes, there are a couple that I know of (now that we are closer to airing)... ~~~Spoiler Warning~~~~ James Frain will be playing Sarek--He is VERY important to the main character, Michael's (Soniqua Martin) story -- and Rainn Wilson is playing Harry Mudd. But on the whole Discovery advertises new heroes and villains and is exploring 24 Klingon Houses to ...


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Yes, the "three foot" model was used to film some special effects scenes of the U. S. S. Enterprise in outer space. The "three-foot" model (actually 33 inches long instead of 36 inches) was completed and delivered on December 14, 1964, and was used to film all the special effects shots of the Enterprise in space in "The Cage", the first pilot film, up to ...


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For a long time, it was acknowledged but rather explicitly 'not discussed with outsiders.' It was later addressed in Enterprise as the result of a widespread attempt at genetic engineering - the subjects took on human characteristics and were sent to serve on the front lines of the Klingon Defense Forces circa-TOS, ...


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OK, so out-of-universe, it offers the audience a chuckle. Kirk's confident assurance that his taped last orders were something moving, significant, helpful, etc. is skewered by the offhanded dismissive response, "Oh, yeah, that... naahh, didn't have time, it didn't seem important." In-universe, the same joke works just fine. Spock and McCoy were joking ...


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It's verra, verra, verra old scotch whisky. Are you sure it's frost and not dust? I know they're not likely to have a lot of dust on the Enterprise, but if it was dusty when he acquired it, maybe he didn't bother wiping it off. He's likely just hiding it because it's old, and therefore valuable, and he didn't want anyone stealing it from his quarters. ...


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The official answer is, there is no official answer. The biological relationship between Sulu and his daughter Demora is not specifically mentioned in either old or new timeline (although it is addressed in the non-canon old-timeline novel The Captain's Daughter as the result of a one-night-stand)


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The main difference between Mudd-Androids and Soong-Androids is that Mudd-Androids were created by a long dead alien race in the Andromeda galaxy, while Soong-Androids were the first real human built, and seemingly sentient Androids. Not true. In the Star Trek episode "Requiem For Methuselah", Captain Kirk encountered an android far more human than "...


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Actually nobody knows for sure when the Romulans split off from the Vulcans, but it must have been a very long time ago. To summarize a long answer, the Vulcans and the Romulans should have separated several thousand years before Christ. In the original Romulan episode "Balance of Terror" 15 December 1966, Spock says: SPOCK: Referring to the map on ...


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She was originally intended to have a much larger role in the show, but was slowly written out when plans changed. She was released from her contract entirely after eight episodes. The Wikipedia article for Grace Lee Whitney has all the details (sourced from her own memoir.)


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Regarding the intent of the production staff: Morgan Woodward (Capt. Ron Tracy) - No The Omega Glory Director McEveety said "Morgan Woodward was the one I user mostly [in various shows], because he was such an interesting character, I thought. He gave such dimension to a character. He could play crazy and he could play very nice. And, by saying ...


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In the tape Kirk asks them to work together for the benefit of the ship. Spock and Mccoy were known to argue and disagree with each other all the time. Lying to Kirk means that they don't have to admit to him that they'd ever work together, even though it's obvious they did. Their response to Kirk just proves that they followed his orders, he obviously ...


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The CGI model matches the form of the studio used Botany Bay, a DY-100 class ship. One of the original studio models is housed at the Smithsonian museum. And it matches the original sketch designs of the DY-100 ships. Aside from a few retcons like the Woden, all the cgi models are very true to form of the originals. Any significant difference would be ...


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