Re: Why Did Gene drop Christopher Pike?
The show strayed from that somewhat in the latter seasons, and the movies even more so, which has led to the modern perception of the TOS cast as larger-than-life space-opera heroes. But they were meant to be very naturalistic characters, believable people doing a job that just happened to be in space, and in the first season you can see that very clearly.
"No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space."
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