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Old September 3 2013, 02:56 PM   #6
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Re: TOS and purely comedic episodes

DS9, despite its reputation as the "dark Star Trek" was actually very comedic. There were the annual Ferengi comedy episodes, plus most episodes usually had comedic moments or brilliant one-liners.

Although word is the other shows were actually discouraged by Paramount to have comedy (DS9 being the show they didn't care enough about to interfere with). I think I remember hearing once someone high-up at Paramount said a franchise like Star Trek which attracts actors of Patrick Stewart's calibre needs to be treated with a regal dignity and can't afford to do comedy.

But hey, it's well known Paramount's suits just don't understand Trek.
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