Re: Anti-Spock racism/general disrespect for the XO
TBH, I was kind of getting tired of the Spock/McCoy racist banter with one another after 3 seasons of if. I'm glad the movies gave them some character development wherein they both got over it (more or less) and grew as characters.
It was still there in The Wrath of Khan and in bits and pieces in the other films.
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