Captain Tracy wrote:
Nerys Myk wrote:
If the writers wanted to get the message across that someone is a book expert, they would name the character "Liberace" not cast Liberace in the role.
Any more than they would purposefully cast famed Attorney MELVIN BELLI
, The King of Torts, to play the Gorgon in 'And The Children Shall Lead?
A LAWYER playing a LAIR?
Tricky thing about those "Stone-age" STAR TREK writers, you have to look all around. Sometimes the clues are in what the characters say, and sometimes in what they do (being two things which do not always work in concert), and sometimes you just have to think real hard about the effort that went into to trying to get you to think for yourself.
Yes, because Belli would love to appear in a role the plays into the demeaning stereotypes of his profession.
Obviously Memory Alpha
has been fooled by some clever deception, no doubt instigated by a lawyer.