Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by ThatsMrCaptaintoyou, Mar 27, 2021.
Sulu had been in command before, and he and Uhura were at least near next in line.
No matter who was placed in charge, they were gonna screw up so Kirk could save the day. Better some one off Commodore than a regular.
Yes, especially when Shatner was the one calling the shots. TFF, for example, was all about how awesome Kirk was even when betrayed by everyone which is what it was going to be in the original scenario, Kirk betrayed by absolutely everyone, including Bones and Spock, and then saving the day all by himself...
Except he had to be saved by Spock...
At least in the final version.
Well, yes...that's the version that counts.
Not when it comes to showing the size of Shatner's ego.
Ok. People put way too much emphasis on that. It's a movie.
It's noteworthy that Scotty was never turned, and rescued the Big Three from the brig.
Maybe because he hit his head against the bulkhead...
It must have made him immune to Sybok's shenanigans...
Or maybe it was Uhura's unprecedented lust...
Some things are better left a mystery.
As I recall, he hit his head on the bulkhead right after rescuing them.
You're right. My mistake.
Is that your initial report?
Sure. Someone had probably seen the show. Scotty was awesome and always immune to everything. Except the kids/Gorgan in And the Children Shall Lead (his threat to kill Kirk and Spock is just atrocious and really jolts me in an episode that - yes - actually has a lot of nice touches), the sound in Way to Eden, and the alien in Day of the Dove (but he recovered fast). Oh, and Sylvia and Korob's "magic." Other than that the dude is so tough that nothing - space madness (x2), interdimensional phasing, a bar full of Klingons, a superman just asking for a punch in the face or even neural gas - slows him down. He even manages not to be overcome by the deranged Spock in Operation: Annihilate!
Hey, I really had fun typing out those episode titles!
It is a great shame he did not play the role of the punching bag in "For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky", let alone making that much-needed guest appearance in "Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad" as Mudd's very first victim, or "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry" as Ripper's. In theory, he could also have helped Quark out in "Looking For Par'Mach In All The Wrong Places", possibly being seduced by Grilka, electrocuted by a test run of the remote petting rig, and backhanded by Quark, Bashir, Worf, Thopok, Tumek and Morn in turn. Oh, and Dax and Grilka, too.
But in TFF, the MO of the CEO is his saving grace, as he sticks to his CROs and doesn't attend the social hubbub; there's simply no time for him to get corrupted.
Of course, a Poster on TrekBBS (APoT) could just follow the usage recommendations of their favorite style manual* when reducing an episode(ep) title to an abbreviation(ABBR.) APoT would then avoid confusion by listing, after the first use of the ep title, the ABBR they intended to use for the remainder of the post. Now, in a thread where the ep title is in the title of the thread (like the thread "Friday's Child Ending"), APoT should be able to jump straight to FC without such ABBR hand-wringing.
*(such as the Associated Press(AP) one or the Modern Language Association (MLA) one)
While this suggestion ("Suggestion") has merit, id est, it is worthy of due consideration, one prefers strict compliance with the collective will ("Collective Will") of numerous APoTs (as defined supra) rather than attempt or appear to attempt to subvert Collective Will through such measures as, exempli gratia, Suggestion. Moreover, it was fun to exercise fingers and thumbs and all manner of appendages in typing out lengthy titles of episodic installments, videlicet, I enjoyed it. Operation: [Don't] Abbreviate!
@Phaser Two As can be demonstrated by its many offerings The Collective Will (The CW) is often full of melodramatic teenage angst and should probably not be taken seriously.
No quarrel here!
No, he's in STSTCAL.
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