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Old April 5 2013, 09:24 PM   #31
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Re: "Plato's Stepchildren:" Kirk-Uhura Rape Scene?

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A thesaurus is often helpful in word choice, I've used Roget's for thirty years or so. If you don't have access to one, this site can sometimes suffice: http://thesaurus.com/
Well, that is a bit on the snarky side (fortunately I enjoy a good snark).

And it wasn't a lack of thesaurus-ness. It was a starting point from whence a good, healthy discussion sprang.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:34 PM   #32
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A thesaurus is often helpful in word choice, I've used Roget's for thirty years or so. If you don't have access to one, this site can sometimes suffice: http://thesaurus.com/
Well, that is a bit on the snarky side (fortunately I enjoy a good snark).
It wasn't intended to be, I truly apologize if you interpreted it that way.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:34 PM   #33
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I will be honest in that one or two responses struck me as being the byproduct of denial...
This is a slightly unfair assumption. Many of these Trek legends began long before the internet. The only way one could research facts was to go to a library and consult something like the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, or other reference. I believe the "first inter-racial kiss" business actually started due to TV Guide saying how important it was during the week of the original broadcast.
Most of the denial I saw in this thread was regarding whether or not the scene constituted sexual assault. For example, one poster compared it to a child having to kiss their Aunt.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:37 PM   #34
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This is a slightly unfair assumption. Many of these Trek legends began long before the internet. The only way one could research facts was to go to a library and consult something like the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, or other reference. I believe the "first inter-racial kiss" business actually started due to TV Guide saying how important it was during the week of the original broadcast.
What research is needed? What does it matter where it started? Folks can quash these things as they occur. Eventually, it vanishes. Like weeding a garden.

PS: I used the word "quash" without the aid of one them -- watcha call it -- "thesaurusaurus."
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Old April 5 2013, 09:43 PM   #35
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Well, that is a bit on the snarky side (fortunately I enjoy a good snark).
It wasn't intended to be, I truly apologize if you interpreted it that way.
Well, I did. Your sincere apology, however, salved the wound.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:51 PM   #36
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This episode wasn't shown on the BBC, but only because it featured a "sadistic plot"
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Old April 5 2013, 10:03 PM   #37
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This episode wasn't shown on the BBC, but only because it featured a "sadistic plot"
Seriously?

I had never heard that before. Did they ever reverse that edict? Has it ever aired in the UK? Anyone know other international instances of such censorship?

I know stations in southern states of the USA have refused to air specific episodes of various shows never thought of it on a global scale. More info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old April 5 2013, 10:21 PM   #38
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It was finally aired in 1992. And Miri was not shown after it's original release until 1993.

There was also TNG - The High Ground, which was cut because it said ireland was reunited through terrorism. It was only shown unedited on the bbc for the first time in 2007.
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Old April 5 2013, 10:58 PM   #39
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The United States never got any UK shows with bare breasts showing (before cable anyway), though one time a Benny Hill episode slipped through.
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Old April 5 2013, 11:14 PM   #40
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The United States never got any UK shows with bare breasts showing (before cable anyway), though one time a Benny Hill episode slipped through.

I remember that! I think Benny Hill was a vampire in that one!
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The United States never got any UK shows with bare breasts showing (before cable anyway), though one time a Benny Hill episode slipped through.

I remember that! I think Benny Hill was a vampire in that one!
All I remember is he's outside a house and sees a half naked woman in an upper window. She reacts and closes the shutters. It was very brief, but I was like
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Old April 6 2013, 12:03 AM   #42
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The United States never got any UK shows with bare breasts showing (before cable anyway), though one time a Benny Hill episode slipped through.
I recall a Monty Python episode or two that showed breasts. That was through PBS wherein some got it broadcast over air and others via cable. That was late 1970s I think.
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I recall a Monty Python episode or two that showed breasts. That was through PBS wherein some got it broadcast over air and others via cable. That was late 1970s I think.
I almost mentioned them, but thought I was misremembering (common for me after 60 it seems). PBS took more risks though, like topless Valerie Perrine in "Steambath". Benny was on regular channels.
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Old April 6 2013, 01:38 AM   #44
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This episode wasn't shown on the BBC, but only because it featured a "sadistic plot"
Seriously?

I had never heard that before. Did they ever reverse that edict? Has it ever aired in the UK? Anyone know other international instances of such censorship?
The U.S. ABC network refused to air the Avengers episode "A Touch of Brimstone" back in the '60s. The entire theme of the episode was considered too, well, kinky.



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PBS took more risks though, like topless Valerie Perrine in "Steambath".
Unless I'm remembering wrong, Ms. Perrine's breasts were modestly covered by a towel throughout the play. Still pretty racy for American TV in 1973.
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Old April 6 2013, 03:11 AM   #45
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I recall a Monty Python episode or two that showed breasts. That was through PBS wherein some got it broadcast over air and others via cable. That was late 1970s I think.
I almost mentioned them, but thought I was misremembering (common for me after 60 it seems). PBS took more risks though, like topless Valerie Perrine in "Steambath". Benny was on regular channels.
I recall seeing breasts in Danger UXB when it was shown on PBS.
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