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Old January 2 2014, 11:37 PM   #61
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lol! I see. I wonder if the story about Roddenberry showing up for a meeting with his police revolver on his hip came from that time?
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Old January 3 2014, 12:23 AM   #62
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I'm not sure if I've heard that story before. Sounds like a Roddenberry tall tale, but who knows.
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Old January 3 2014, 08:57 PM   #63
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You are most likely right about that! lol
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Old January 3 2014, 09:57 PM   #64
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lol! I see. I wonder if the story about Roddenberry showing up for a meeting with his police revolver on his hip came from that time?
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I'm not sure if I've heard that story before. Sounds like a Roddenberry tall tale, but who knows.
If there's any truth to that it would have been when he was still daylighting as a cop and moonlighting as a TV writer.
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Old January 3 2014, 11:48 PM   #65
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Hadn't heard about that. Considering it was the sixties, just how badly did that go over? I know today a lot of people would pee their pants and panic over it, but in a movie / tv studio where actors are wearing prop guns all the time?
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Old January 4 2014, 08:30 AM   #66
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Harlan Ellison tells a story of going in to pitch for a TV show and methodically disassembling a .45 pistol, reassembling it, cocking it, etc., as he pitched. He's mentioned it on air and in print a couple times, though I don't recall the program he was pitching to.

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Old January 4 2014, 08:57 AM   #67
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Oh yeah, here's my proof that I was there. Somehow I forgot to surrender my pass on the way out. Oops.

Hmmm...that young writer feller needs to grow a beard!
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Old January 4 2014, 09:08 AM   #68
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Cool. I've been on the Sony and Universal lots, but I've only driven past the Paramount gates.
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Old January 4 2014, 09:22 AM   #69
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Cool. I've been on the Sony and Universal lots, but I've only driven past the Paramount gates.
The property may be owned by Sony Pictures, but it'll always be the MGM lot to an old-timer like me!
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Old January 4 2014, 01:35 PM   #70
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3. The Spock/Uhura relationship in the 2009 movie is unmistakably foreshadowed in these eps. Uhura's first scene in Mantrap is her attempt to "make conversation" with Spock. Basically, she's hittin' on him. Same story in Charlie X when she sings to him.
Oh definitely. Although strangely enough it took watching the series after the 2009 movie for me to see it as that, despite it obviously being there all along. And it might be early instalment weirdness, but does Spock seem to react positively to her flirtations in Charlie X, implying that there's something there on his side of it as well?
I don't know the TOS writer's intentions, but I always interpreted Uhura's flirtations as teasing the dog that's not expected to bite. (Kirk is another matter.) It was a challenge to see if she could get a rise out of Spock. Early TOS played Spock as emotionless. Later on it was established that Vulcans are extremely hot-blooded, but choose to follow a stoic philosophy.

As for the "Charlie X" scene, Spock looked like he was relaxing to the inevitable, learning to get along with his human shipmates. The rec lounge was shown as a place where rank didn't matter.

I didn't care for the TREK "reboots." Based on the TOS scenes, the "relationship" between Spock and Uhura is not unfounded, but I would not say it was "unmistakably foreshadowed." The new writers just decided it would be dramatic to have Spock throw tantrums and be all emotional. Shocker, like Spock crying in TMP.

So the "reboot" was true to Uhura's original character. Spock, not so much.
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Old January 4 2014, 03:31 PM   #71
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I don't know the TOS writer's intentions, but I always interpreted Uhura's flirtations as teasing the dog that's not expected to bite. (Kirk is another matter.) It was a challenge to see if she could get a rise out of Spock. Early TOS played Spock as emotionless. Later on it was established that Vulcans are extremely hot-blooded, but choose to follow a stoic philosophy.

As for the "Charlie X" scene, Spock looked like he was relaxing to the inevitable, learning to get along with his human shipmates. The rec lounge was shown as a place where rank didn't matter.

I didn't care for the TREK "reboots." Based on the TOS scenes, the "relationship" between Spock and Uhura is not unfounded, but I would not say it was "unmistakably foreshadowed." The new writers just decided it would be dramatic to have Spock throw tantrums and be all emotional. Shocker, like Spock crying in TMP.

So the "reboot" was true to Uhura's original character. Spock, not so much.
Agreed to a point. TOS' Uhura wasn't a whiny bitch like the JJ version.
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Old January 5 2014, 03:48 AM   #72
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I love Saldana as Uhura. I just wish she'd been given better material to work with.
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Old January 5 2014, 04:26 PM   #73
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I love Saldana as Uhura. I just wish she'd been given better material to work with.
I was pretty cold to her in Star Trek 2009, but she really grew on me in Star Trek Into Darkness.
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Old January 5 2014, 05:00 PM   #74
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I love Saldana as Uhura. I just wish she'd been given better material to work with.
Man, how true that is about so many actors stuck in crap films.
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