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Old August 29 2013, 05:48 PM   #18
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Re: STVI without the racism

Kinokima wrote: View Post

I don't recall McCoy ever using the term freak. I am not denying that McCoy pointed out Spock's Vulcan features but it's not racist because the intent of the writers in this instance was not racism.
Kirk called him a "freak" while trying to free him from the control of the spores in This Side of Paradise:

This Side of Paradise wrote:
KIRK: What can you expect from a simpering, devil-eared freak whose father was a computer and his mother an encyclopedia?
Scotty called him a "freak" while under duress from the squiggly alien in The Day of the Dove:

The Day of the Dove wrote:
SCOTT: Then transfer out, freak!
I can't ever remember McCoy calling Spock a "freak".
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