Re: "Plato's Stepchildren:" Kirk-Uhura Rape Scene?
Roddenberry had known (or known of) Nichols at least since "The Lieutenant" days, where she made an appearance. A relationship of such type isn't unbelievable, since Inside Star Trek: The Real Story
mentions her hiding under Gene's desk in a sweater and no knickers.
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