Brutal Strudel wrote:
On another note, did anyone else catch that this is the only time we see a landing beam down in shifts, solely for the plot-driven reason that there needed to be a very high red shirt body count?
I'm sure many have caught that over the years; I certainly did, and it's always annoyed me. They really went overboard with the gratuitous deaths here, although "Obsession" has a higher body count (though the victims were originally going to come back to life at the end -- perhaps explaining why Mr. Leslie is still around later despite dying in the episode).
I don't recall there being ANY female security officers in TOS.
There were several in the animated series, though -- Anne Nored in "The Survivor" and various extras in "The Lorelei Signal."