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Old September 25 2013, 01:35 AM   #1
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What Are Little Girls Made Of question

Anyone ever notice that Kirk is carrying an Anabolic Protoplaser in the opening scene?



Seems kind of odd. I know it was one of the early episodes, but I can't imagine why they gave it to him to "play" with on the bridge.
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Old September 25 2013, 02:01 AM   #2
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Anyone ever notice that Kirk is carrying an Anabolic Protoplaser in the opening scene?



Seems kind of odd. I know it was one of the early episodes, but I can't imagine why they gave it to him to "play" with on the bridge.
The first time we saw the "Phynburg Oscilating Framizam" (in "Charlie X"), it was used as an engineering tool in the Jefferies Tube. Kirk tinkered with it in "What Are Little Girls..." (as an engineering tool again). The third time they used it (in "Space Seed"), it became a surgical instrument. So it's actually its repurposing as a medical tool that was kind of odd.

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Old September 25 2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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Having Nurse Chapel standing right there besides Kirk offers a way out.

Chapel, McCoy, someone down in Medical just devised some new improvement to the protoplaser, maybe a breakthrough development. They detailed it in a report or log entry to the captain. Kirk took an interest in the ingenuities of his crew.

Kirk calls Chapel up to the bridge as they approach Exo III and start hailing Dr. Korby. Kirk also requests that Chapel bring along that new protoplaser model they developed this week, he'd like to take a look.

Does that work?
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Old September 25 2013, 02:20 AM   #4
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Having Nurse Chapel standing right there besides Kirk offers a way out.

Chapel, McCoy, someone down in Medical just devised some new improvement to the protoplaser, maybe a breakthrough development. They detailed it in a report or log entry to the captain. Kirk took an interest in the ingenuities of his crew.

Kirk calls Chapel up to the bridge as they approach Exo III and start hailing Dr. Korby. Kirk also requests that Chapel bring along that new protoplaser model they developed this week, he'd like to take a look.

Does that work?
Hey I like it! Good job.

Any others?
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Old September 25 2013, 02:25 AM   #5
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Good point Greg.

Any Idea when the publicity photo oh McCoy with his instruments was shot?
It shows it there with his other equipment. I always figured it was photographed
around "The Corbomite Maneuver" though I don't know why.
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Old September 25 2013, 02:39 AM   #6
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Good point Greg.

Any Idea when the publicity photo oh McCoy with his instruments was shot?
It shows it there with his other equipment. I always figured it was photographed
around "The Corbomite Maneuver" though I don't know why.
Well, Kirk wasn't just sitting in his chair noodling with the device. He's using it helping a technician working on a console and brings it with him over to his chair.



I'm not sure when the publicity shot was taken. Third Season of course (based on the cut and seams on McCoy's tunic. Looks to be during "The Tholian Web" based on Majel's wig and the way it is styled. I think those "Photo Club" pictures came with a blurb about where the pictures come from. If we could get that blurb, we might know for sure. (That picture was one of a bunch of shots taken with Majel and/or De Kelley standing in front of the Sick Bay readout with the instruments.)
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Old September 25 2013, 02:59 AM   #7
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Ahh, so I was only off by 2 years! :-)
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Old September 29 2013, 02:31 PM   #8
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Isn't that also what Kirk used to break the glass on Khan's suspended animation chamber?

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Old September 29 2013, 06:39 PM   #9
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Isn't that also what Kirk used to break the glass on Khan's suspended animation chamber?

No, he used the flashlight that Scotty brought along.



(You can see it lying on the transporter console just before the boarding party transports over to the Botany Bay.)

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Old September 29 2013, 11:45 PM   #10
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Having Nurse Chapel standing right there besides Kirk offers a way out.

Chapel, McCoy, someone down in Medical just devised some new improvement to the protoplaser, maybe a breakthrough development. They detailed it in a report or log entry to the captain. Kirk took an interest in the ingenuities of his crew.

Kirk calls Chapel up to the bridge as they approach Exo III and start hailing Dr. Korby. Kirk also requests that Chapel bring along that new protoplaser model they developed this week, he'd like to take a look.

Does that work?


I propose this solution...

KIRK: "Bones, I need you heal this cold sore now! I understand Corby's got some hot androids with him down there, and I don't want any of them really 'turned off!'"

McCOY: (Rolling eyes) "Oooooooooookay, I'll send Chapel up to the bridge with the cold sore Plaser... but you have to promise that you'll let her fix it!"

KIRK: "But of course I will, Bones." (clicks off intercom than starts snickering as Chapel enters the bridge) "You just stand there, Miss Chapel. No one is touching my hunky mug with that plaser!"
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Old September 30 2013, 06:39 PM   #11
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^SchwEnt's sounds better.

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Old October 1 2013, 01:48 AM   #12
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Sorry to go off topic here but I just noticed that McGivers has a phaser. Are there other episodes in TOS where a woman has a phaser? If I hadn't seen the picture here I would have said I've never seen a woman in TOS armed. I've seen the episode plenty of times though.
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Old October 1 2013, 08:55 AM   #13
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Sorry to go off topic here but I just noticed that McGivers has a phaser. Are there other episodes in TOS where a woman has a phaser? If I hadn't seen the picture here I would have said I've never seen a woman in TOS armed. I've seen the episode plenty of times though.
Here's one: Celeste Yarnall in "The Apple"

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Women with phasers:

1. Number One in "The Cage"
2. Yeoman Colt in "The Cage" (well, these two were lasers, not phasers)
3. Yeoman Mears in "The Galileo Seven"
4. Lieutenant Marla McGivers in "Space Seed"
5. Yeoman Martha Landon in "The Apple"
6. Lieutenant Uhura in "The Gamesters of Triskelion"

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Sorry to go off topic here but I just noticed that McGivers has a phaser. Are there other episodes in TOS where a woman has a phaser? If I hadn't seen the picture here I would have said I've never seen a woman in TOS armed. I've seen the episode plenty of times though.
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Old October 1 2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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^ Maybe a couple of others, not Enterprise landing party personnel, but:

7. Nona steals Kirk's phaser in A Private Little War.
8. Andrea's packing in What Are Little Girls Made Of? (though she's an android, and not really a woman).
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