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Old July 18 2013, 12:31 AM   #72
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Re: Fact-Checking Inside Star Trek: The Real Story

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EnsignHarper wrote: View Post
Even though Scott was IN more shows, it wasn't until Gene Coon came along that someone figured out what to do with the character. The difference between the first and second seasons, is the difference between the character being 'Scott', and the character being 'Scotty'.
I'm not sure what you're saying here. Gene Coon came onboard as producer early in the first season, beginning with "Miri," and was the credited writer of five episodes in the first season, more than he wrote in the second or third.
Scott went from being stalwart to something more than that by late 1st season, so it is easy to attribute that to Coon. Until we have that THESE ARE THE VOYAGES book we won't know for sure, but I'd bet he did the better stuff as cowriter on ARMAGEDDON, which is seriously good Scotty work. And we already know he encouraged Gerrold to play up the Scotty/Kirk stuff in TRIBBLES.
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