King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
I wonder how long it was between the last rerun of "Space Seed" and the debut of WoK?
Since it was in syndication, the chances are that somewhere it played within days. And a small portion of fans may have had VCRs or other technology capable of recording. If comparisons were to be made, it was definitely possible.
And I think 'genetically engineered' is just updating the Khan story for the 21st century. The details are just changed - not the intention. Genetic engineering wasn't dreamed of realistically in the 60s or 80s.
Genetic engineering was the update in TWOK.