Pick 1 Episode, Add, Modify or Delete One Thing To Improve It

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  1. Spock's Barber

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  2. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    "The Alternative Factor." Kill it in outline stage.
     
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  3. Maurice

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    The speed of phasers and photons was never established in TOS, so that's a change that would have meant nothing in the 1960s. The "simple impulse" line is the thing that should have been changed.
     
  4. Jayson1

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    "The Enemy Within" Add a subplot about launching a shuttlecraft to rescue the landing party to only be destroyed by intense winds, which is something I also would add to the surface stuff, in addition to the extreme cold.

    "Mudd's Woman" Add some male prostitute's in addition to the women.

    "A Taste of Armageddon" For the love of God, get ride of the funny looking hats.

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  5. uniderth

    uniderth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No! If anything we nee MORE Nona. Damn that girl is FOIN!

    Perhaps it's like when you delete something on a computer. You don't actually delete it, you just remove the directory pointing to the data allowing the space to be overwritten. You can still recover deleted data.
     
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  6. FormerLurker

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    You don't even need to go that far. Just add a line of dialog about how the atmosphere prevents using shuttlecraft, reason unstated. Out of universe, it's because they didn't have the shuttlecraft yet, but they knew it was coming. So presage it with a line about how they can't use it. That brings the viewers back to see if it's there yet.
     
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  7. Jayson1

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    I agree but I think it was just be more exciting to see a shuttle try and mount a rescue only to blow up. I imagine it would be really expensive as well if they did it in the 60's but with modern CGI it could be done much cheaper I suspect.

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    And while we're at it, let Joe Tormolen stab himself with something besides a butter knife in "The Naked Time."
    Yep.
    Yep x 2.
    Yep x 3.
     
  9. Pauln6

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    I meant rather that in subsequent episodes and movies, photon torpedoes need to loaded and explode whereas phaser banks just need to be charged to fire beams at will from the bridge. The effects and purpose of the weapons in the episode look and feel like torpedoes.
     
  10. FormerLurker

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    Phaser control may have been reconfigured due to the events of Balance of Terror. For the rest of the series Sulu just fired them from his station on the bridge.
     
  11. johnnybear

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    Apart from Plato's Stepchildren I prefer my TOS just the way it is! :bolian:
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  12. Spock's Barber

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    Given the choice of one less episode or having Plato's Stepchildren, I reluctantly agree that the more TOS we have, the better off we are.
     
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    If Kirk beamed back on board with a different set of clothes the last thing I think of would be that they had the wrong Kirk.
    They had the wrong Kirk about 4 times in TOS and no-one seemed to notice for some time until he started a killing spree or something.
    I would think as you did that perhaps Kirk got lucky.
     
  14. Spock's Barber

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    I'm surprised that mirror Spock didn't immediately notice that the passive, subdued Kirk he beamed up wasn't the mirror Kirk.
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    That's because you're thinking like a civilized man, not like a barbarian!
     
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    Have Crewman Green played by a realistically more handsome actor. Also maybe he could have escaped the creature and warned the captain.
     
  17. johnnybear

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    So Bruce Watson wasn't a good-looking thespian then, Green? He was good at biting his thumb though as seen on screen! :D
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  18. FormerLurker

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    It was the second knuckle of the forefinger, johnnybear. Watch it again if you wish. The best part of it was it was a bit of business the director came up with to show the audience that the creature was taking on someone else's appearance.
     
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    That's the tastiest knuckle right there.
     
  20. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    If we'd gotten a fourth season, Spock would've built a Real Kirk Detector.