Why the Change?

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by BillJ, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. The Wormhole

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    The Legacies trilogy.
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Ah, so it DIDN'T happen on the show after all, then? ;) So why would the novels need to come up with anything?
     
  3. The Wormhole

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    Recognition. How do you establish that she's Majel Barrett's character from The Cage? Have someone call her Number One. But in this story she's a Captain with her own command, why is anyone calling her Number One? Here's why...
     
  4. Tim Thomason

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    Well, Spock is half-human. He has just as much right to being called "human" as he does to all the times he has been identified as a "Vulcan".
     
  5. Tenacity

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    because that would place another nonhuman in the senior command group, a step away from being a homosap only club
     
  6. Noname Given

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    You realize GR was banging Majel at the time he wrote that (IE Anything to impress her ;))
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    Well, we did break down and give her an actual name as well . . . just because getting through three books without mentioning her real name was going to be a headache. :)
     
  8. Maurice

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  9. Herbert

    Herbert Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm just fine with her being human. For me, canon is what I see on the screen.
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Unnecessary. Her time on the Enterprise could be clearly referenced without using a nickname like that.
     
  11. FormerLurker

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    There's even a way to use the nickname without using it to address her.

    "She was Captain Pike's Number One."

    Carry on from there.
     
  12. Vger23

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    Not just for you, but for everyone..."On the screen" is essentially the Star Trek franchise's definition of canon.
     
  13. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    My familiarity with "Illyria" is for three reasons:

    1. Shakespeare's comedy "Twelfth Night" is set there; fraternal twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked, Viola thinks Sebastian is dead, and when she's told where she is, she asks in bewilderment, "What will I do in Illyria?".

    2. Illyria is one of the nations in the old Civilization board game. I had to play them a couple of times, and it's a pain to be stuck off in a corner of the gameboard.

    3. It's mentioned in Xena: Warrior Princess (I don't recall the context, as it's been a very long time since I last saw any episodes of that show).

    I can see it now. She's got the viewscreen on and is introducing herself to an alien captain:

    "Greetings. I am Captain Number One of the Federation Starship (whatever her ship's name is)."

    The alien responds politely, then asks in confusion: "How many captains does your ship have, anyway?" :confused:
     
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