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Old March 29 2013, 03:10 AM   #19
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Re: Captain Kirk, Authority and the 1960s

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I think it was part of the WWII mind set. Roddenberry and others were vets and no doubt drew upon that when writing Kirk. Citizens turned soldiers with a healthy disregard for authority seems to common theme in WWII set film and television. McHale's Navy, Hogans Heroes and Kelly's Heroes come to mind. MASH, though set in the Korean War, is another one.
You don't think it might have something to do with those shows being made in the 60's?
Made in the 60's by guys who lived through the 40's.
Using your examples this didn't seem to set in until the 60s. Shouldn't this streak have ran through 50s productions as well?
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