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Old July 23 2009, 03:37 PM   #18
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Re: Star Trek Newspaper Comic Strips

One thing I forgot to add: there's one aspect that the UK comics got "wrong" that I wish TOS had actually done. Intriguingly, in the UK strips, Uhura routinely serves as the bridge watch officer (i.e. she has the conn) while the command crew is away or during the night shift. It's portrayed as perfectly acceptable and not the least bit strange to have a woman in a command position, and this is in comic strips published in 1969-70. That's impressive.

But brother, is this Starfleet ever violent compared to the one onscreen. A very trigger-happy bunch, especially Kirk.
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