Embarassing moments during good episodes

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by TOSalltheway, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. AtoZ

    AtoZ Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 5, 2009
    And this gem from Kirk...."that's in the southern-most part of the galaxy"....or something to that effect.

    I believe it is from "Let That be Your Last Battlefield".....

    It always bothered me, that episode, that conveniently, a door was ajar when Spock was listening in on the attempt to win over some of the crew. Since when did those swooshing doors remain half open?

    And then end of that episode....what is up with Gorshin....and the way he is jogging to the transporter room. Simply....awkward.

    I love TOS though. No question....faults and all.
  2. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer The Mod You've Known for All These Years Moderator

    But...Kirk thought he was an Andorian at the time....
  3. BoredShipCapt'n

    BoredShipCapt'n Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 5, 2012
    Stage 9 forever
    Not everyone keeps their genitals in a different place either....
  4. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes, what the hell do "north" and "south" mean when you're talking about a galaxy? Of course, the line is meant as part of the whole racial allegory thing, which is about as subtle as a charging bull elephant.
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
  6. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
  7. AtoZ

    AtoZ Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 5, 2009
    Then its news to me and that's my ignorance shining through. :wtf:
  8. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer The Mod You've Known for All These Years Moderator

    "Southernmost part of the galaxy" isn't so bad coming from the captain who'd later tell his helmsman to set a course for "thataway".
  9. mythme

    mythme Commodore Commodore

    Jan 18, 2001
    Jim Thorpe, PA, USA
    Yup there is a Galactic north and south...unfortunately the Coal Sack nebula, where Charon is supposed to be near, is not "south"
  10. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

    Sep 10, 2012
    USS Berlin
    Let's please have a look at this line:

    Kirk: That's in the southernmost part of the galaxy, in an uncharted quarter.

    So he somehow seems to know the planet of Cheron and its location, but the region it is in is an "uncharted quarter" [of the galaxy]. :rolleyes:

    Or its just a mythical planet like Eden - and Kirk is asking a trick question to figure out where Cheron might be, hoping Lokai would correct him. :lol:

  11. TorontoTrekker

    TorontoTrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Actually, the Coal Sack Nebula is in Crux, which is one of the constellations closest to the south celestial pole. Which is not the same as the south pole of the galactic coordinate system - in fact, Crux lies on the galactic equator - but I can see how the writers might have gotten that confused (and very few viewers would know the difference, anyway).