Danger Ace wrote:
Wouldn't this have been a better candidate for the first interracial kiss on American network television?
There's a famous anecdote from this scene, which I probably got from a David Gerrold book. Upon seeing Uhura, Campbell's line was supposed to be, "A Nubian prize!"
[Prize is military jargon for something captured during a battle. The word is most often associated with old sailing ships, when one was taken rather than sunk.]
But anyway, in some kind of Freudian slip, Campbell flubbed the line. He said, "A Nubian slave!" And Nichols supposedly said, "I'll kick you in the ass!"