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Re-Watching Star Trek TOS lately. I started watching on Amazon Prime then just gave in and bought the 3 seasons on Bluray. Pretty nice sets you can watch them either remastered with better effects and sound, or the original versions with mono sound .... or remastered effects with mono sound.... whatever.

Anyway haven't really watched them since I was young and I never watched every episode. The Next Generation was 'my' generations Star Trek. I always saw TOS when it came on and I like the Kirk, Spock, Bones trio,... but I didn't appreciate it as much as I am now.

Some quick observations about The Original Series,...

There are pretty women in practically every episode...

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Green skin? not a deal breaker...

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the psychiatrist in the episode called 'Dagger of the Mind' ...
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...uhm,... yes please .. more of this...
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The mini-skirts kick ass.


but also what I'm noticing about Kirk that I didn't appreciate as a younger man...

Kirk gives no Fucks. None. He acts like a Commander... not a pussy, not a wuss, not second-guessing his choices, not asking the ships counselor for advice or deferring command to his 'Numbah One',.. <Will Ryker>... he doesn't call his Klingon buddy when he needs some ass kicked...

Nope, .. Kirk is like, "Do what I say and do it now, Ensign! Don't make me repeat myself. Spock I don't want to hear shit outta you, Bones go poor me a drink, Scotty make the impossible possible or find a new job."

Kirk is a BOSS

and when all else fails he just punches a mofo in the face, turns around and bangs some hottie.

I've always known Kirk was cooler than Picard, but now that I'm watching all the episodes in order I can appreciate it in a different way.
 

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I made a Kirk mask for halloween (since I have the Shatner mold for my Michael Myers masks) .. hair needs styling and eyebrows need trimming but not too bad so far...

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I bought the cheesy blue and orange gun they sell on Amazon for like $12 and repainted it to match the show...

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picked up the communicator and metal 2009-style insignia that attaches with magnets. It's pretty cool.

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Got the 2009 style shirt (I couldn't find a TOS style shirt that didn't look really cheap) I imagine you have to find a fan-site costumer that makes them higher quality. This one will work ok though for halloween. I'm going to take it to a tailor up the street and have her adjust it so it fits better.


... and for fun I picked up the ship for my shelves...

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Good stuff. My Uncle got me watching Star Trek TOS as a kid, and it's been cool re-visting episodes I remember. Like the Salt Vampire and stuff.

Good times.
 

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The other thing I always liked about TOS, was they seemed to have a great chemistry together.

But, you missed another aspect of Kirk. He didn't hesitate getting together with those super attractive women, green skin, black, pink, you name it. Piccard was married to his ship, bah. Bakula's Archer on ST: Enterprise, was similar in many respects to what you liked about Kirk, but he had a bit of an anger control problem, and replaced command presence with angry yelling. But, he came closer to what you like about Kirk.
 

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yeah I was watching an episode last night and he was like, "Dont make me say it again" or "I expect to give an order only once" ... something like that, and it struck me how much of a Commander he is.

He doesn't take any shit.
 

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man I'm telling you,.. Dr. Noel....
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She's got that young Geena Davis thing going on a little bit...

'Course Kirk is like, "Gimme some sugar, mama!"
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and they pretty heavily implied that Kirk had already shagged her :laugh2:
 

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Less is more- I couldn't watch "new +improved" Star Trek-this was pure 60's camp. Kirk was an anti-hero- I like his "asshole - " ways. I learned early in life -people take kindness for weakness- never blink or hesitate- good lesson. Kirk takes what he wants to-this is how to live life.
 

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Re-Watching Star Trek TOS lately. I started watching on Amazon Prime then just gave in and bought the 3 seasons on Bluray. Pretty nice sets you can watch them either remastered with better effects and sound, or the original versions with mono sound .... or remastered effects with mono sound.... whatever.

Anyway haven't really watched them since I was young and I never watched every episode. The Next Generation was 'my' generations Star Trek. I always saw TOS when it came on and I like the Kirk, Spock, Bones trio,... but I didn't appreciate it as much as I am now.

Some quick observations about The Original Series,...

There are pretty women in practically every episode...

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Green skin? not a deal breaker...

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the psychiatrist in the episode called 'Dagger of the Mind' ...
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...uhm,... yes please .. more of this...
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The mini-skirts kick ass.


but also what I'm noticing about Kirk that I didn't appreciate as a younger man...

Kirk gives no Fucks. None. He acts like a Commander... not a pussy, not a wuss, not second-guessing his choices, not asking the ships counselor for advice or deferring command to his 'Numbah One',.. <Will Ryker>... he doesn't call his Klingon buddy when he needs some ass kicked...

Nope, .. Kirk is like, "Do what I say and do it now, Ensign! Don't make me repeat myself. Spock I don't want to hear shit outta you, Bones go poor me a drink, Scotty make the impossible possible or find a new job."

Kirk is a BOSS

and when all else fails he just punches a mofo in the face, turns around and bangs some hottie.

I've always known Kirk was cooler than Picard, but now that I'm watching all the episodes in order I can appreciate it in a different way.
Triggered!
 

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The writing was often really good.
City on the Edge of Forever (Harlan Ellison) (He also inspired Terminator)

While the USS Enterprise is orbiting an unexplored planet, Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy is treating an injured Lt. Sulu when the Enterprise is rocked by a time distortion and McCoy accidentally injects himself with an overdose of cordrazine, a dangerous drug. Delusional and paranoid, McCoy flees from the bridge to the transporter room, beaming himself down to the planet below. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) leads a landing party to look for McCoy, and they come across an ancient glowing stone archway, which turns out to be the cause of the time distortions. They discover the archway to be sentient, and this "Guardian of Forever" (voiced by Bartell LaRue) explains that it is a doorway to any time and place. While Spock (Leonard Nimoy) is recording historic images from the portal, McCoy escapes through it. The landing party suddenly loses contact with the Enterprise, and the Guardian informs them that McCoy has altered the past, and that the Enterprise, and all that they knew, is gone.

The Guardian permits Kirk and Spock to follow McCoy in an effort to repair the timeline. Spock times their passage so as to arrive where McCoy did ahead of when he will arrive, and they find themselves in New York City in 1930, during the Great Depression. After stealing clothes from a fire escape to blend in, they meet a woman named Edith Keeler (Joan Collins), who runs the 21st Street Mission. They are given a place to sleep, along with doing odd jobs to earn money. Spock works to devise a method of interfacing with his tricorder and analyze its recorded images to determine how McCoy has altered history. While they await his arrival, Kirk and Keeler spend time together, and Kirk begins to fall in love.

McCoy arrives, and stumbles into the mission, unnoticed by Kirk and Spock, and Keeler nurses him back to health. Spock completes his work and discovers Keeler was supposed to die that year in a traffic accident. Spock learns Dr. McCoy altered the past by saving Keeler's life and, in the altered timeline, Keeler founded a pacifist movement on the eve of World War II. This causes the United States to delay its entrance into the war, allowing Nazi Germany time to develop nuclear weapons, which they launch in their V-2 rockets to conquer the world. Kirk admits his love for Keeler, and Spock answers that Keeler must die in order to prevent millions of deaths and restore the future.

Going with Kirk to see a movie, Keeler mentions McCoy. Kirk, shocked and excited, tells her to stay where she is and calls Spock to tell him this. The Starfleet trio reunite in front of the mission. Observing this and curious, Keeler crosses the street to join them, and she steps right in front of a fast-moving truck. Kirk turns to save Keeler from the truck, but a shout from Spock freezes him in his tracks. Then Kirk blocks McCoy from saving her and she is struck and killed. McCoy, not knowing why Kirk and Spock did what they did, is stunned and in disbelief that Kirk had knowingly stopped him from saving Keeler.

With history restored, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are returned to the Guardian's planet where the rest of the landing party is waiting. When the Guardian declares that "many such journeys are possible", a brokenhearted Kirk simply states "Let's get the hell out of here," and the landing party beams off the planet back to the Enterprise.
 


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