Re: A question regarding "Patterns of Force"
. . . A joke about whether the main hero would make for a convincing slave trader or not was part of the very first Star Trek pilot episode!
True, but with the difference being that Spock's offhand remark was about Kirk's ability to pass himself off as a Nazi, while Dr. Boyce was asking whether Capt. Pike could really see himself as an Orion trader dealing in slaves.
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”