Things you love about Star Trek

Eggs Mayonnaise

All In With The Nuts
Yup. Lucy and Desi Arnaz started Desilu Studios to produce I Love Lucy. Desi ran the studio. When they divorced, Lucy bought Desi out and ran the studio alone. Star Trek was one of the shows Desilu developed and produced while she was boss.

The first pilot starred Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike, but it didn't sell. Lucy ordered another pilot, this time with some tweaks, including recasting the main role with William Shatner as Kirk. The rest is history. DENNY CRANE.
 

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Zombie Hunter
"I really like the one where he read the Constitution after ending all the fighting in a future revolution."
"William Shatner,"
-The Scofflaws.
 

CaptainWacky

I want to smell dark matter
Nog - From petty thief in the first episode to newly promoted Lieutenant (JG) in the last, did any character have a better journey than Nog? Maybe the fact that he was a guest character (though I really think by the end he was in more episodes than series regular Jake Sisko) allowed the writers more flexibility with his character, but I think more than anythng it was Aron Eisenberg's great performance that convinced the writers to keep developing him. When Eisenberg died and I saw a photo of him, I stupidly thought for a second "wait that's not what he looks like" because his acting was so convining through the latex that I literally thought he was real. Okay that could just be me being insane but I think it's the acting.

 

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Edith Keeler's death from The City on the Edge of Forever. A moment that perfectly represented Kirk, McCoy and Spock at their core of duty, heart and logic.

 

CaptainWacky

I want to smell dark matter
And better than the version in Ellison's original script where Spock had to physically restrain Kirk to stop him saving her.
 

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The Enterprise leaving Drydock in TMP.

That really was a great bridge design. But way too relentlessly grey. I realize it is more in line with the bridge in the pilot, and that the bridge for the series was so Technicolor because "HEY LOOK, EVERYONE! COLOR TV!" But a red turbolift door and a few other red accents; maybe varying the grey with a more powder blue shade for the panels or something and this would be a really sharp looking bridge. Now I gotta see what it looked like for TWoK. Hmm. They left it pretty much alone. I guess the red uniforms are what makes it more dynamic. And, you know, having and actual *plot* that advances and has characters we care about.
 
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