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Old September 3 2013, 10:27 PM   #16
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Re: TOS and purely comedic episodes

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The Magnificent Ferengi.
I almost mentioned that one too, but didn't want to stack the plate with DS9. "I hate Ferengi." *plop*
Yeah, Keevan got the excruciating death he deserved. I can't help but chuckle every time I watch that pleased grin of his at the end of Rocks and Shoals, knowing he'll get his in the end.

I like to think he's still banging into that wall endlessly until his corpse rots.
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Old September 4 2013, 02:52 AM   #17
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Since those comedic episodes all came in the second season of TOS, maybe Roddenberry & Co. tried to reach a broader audience with that approach. They constantly struggled to keep the show on the air, so they may have even been "urged" in that direction by studio/network officials. Just a possibility of course, that I´m sure someone here can confirm or deny.

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That's what I always figured as well. The comedic episodes are my least favorite as I'm not a fan of comedies of any kind.
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Old September 4 2013, 03:28 PM   #18
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Since those comedic episodes all came in the second season of TOS, maybe Roddenberry & Co. tried to reach a broader audience with that approach. They constantly struggled to keep the show on the air, so they may have even been "urged" in that direction by studio/network officials. Just a possibility of course, that I´m sure someone here can confirm or deny.

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That's what I always figured as well. The comedic episodes are my least favorite as I'm not a fan of comedies of any kind.
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Old September 4 2013, 03:30 PM   #19
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I was listening to the commentary on the tribble episode More Tribbles, More Trouble from the Animated Series by the writerof that episode and the Trouble With Tribbles Episode. He stated that they wanted to do the More Tribbles, More Trouble episode for season 3 of TOS. He was told by the guy who replaced Roddenbderry (can't remember the name) that Star Trek doesn't do comedy!
As much as I like Tribbles, and I adore Trials and Tribble-ations, I'm very glad they didn't do another tribble ep in season 3. There are precious few TOS stories as there are to force a sequel to a self-contained story. More Tribbles was a bit light-weight even by TAS standards, and while it capitalized on the strengths of TOS, it didn't really add anything worthwhile in universe.
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I was listening to the commentary on the tribble episode More Tribbles, More Trouble from the Animated Series by the writerof that episode and the Trouble With Tribbles Episode. He stated that they wanted to do the More Tribbles, More Trouble episode for season 3 of TOS. He was told by the guy who replaced Roddenbderry (can't remember the name) that Star Trek doesn't do comedy!
As much as I like Tribbles, and I adore Trials and Tribble-ations, I'm very glad they didn't do another tribble ep in season 3. There are precious few TOS stories as there are to force a sequel to a self-contained story. More Tribbles was a bit light-weight even by TAS standards, and while it capitalized on the strengths of TOS, it didn't really add anything worthwhile in universe.
I agree. I like the DS9 tribute to the tribbles episode but I am glad that original episode is a stand alone episode. It makes it a little more special.
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