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Old June 1 2013, 10:01 PM   #186
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Re: TOS continues...

beamMe wrote: View Post
There can never be any surprising, unexpected changes or lasting consequences for the characters we really care about.
But Trek often served purely as an anthology show. They visited a new civilization each week and THAT was where the novelty was, not so much through long pre-planned character-arcs. I mean, having a show that is almost all bottle-episodes isn't necessarily a bad thing, even though these days dramas have shifted to mostly serial storylines.

TOS really didn't have a lot of lasting consequences for any of the characters. These days you'd probably have call-backs for Edith Keeler, Miramanee, and things like that, but they had Kirk eventually get over his traumatic experiences.

There were only a few isolated episodes that touched on their back-story or were particularly revelatory. Amok Time, Obsession, Shore Leave (with Finnegan) things like that.
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