Questions tagged [star-trek-tos]

For questions specifically about Star Trek: The Original Series which aired in 1966. Always use in conjunction with the [star-trek] tag. Users should clarify if they want to include or exclude the TOS-era films in the answers, since we have no separate tag for those.

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Red shirt tradition beginning?

Who first noticed that ST:TOS red shirts were an endangered species? Was it one of the fans or in a forum? Subsidiary question: did the producers ever talk contemporaneously about the phenomena?
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Why Did Spock Need Kyle's Agonizer?

In Mirror, Mirror, when there is trouble with the transporter at the start of the episode, we hear this exchange: SPOCK: Regrettable that this society has chosen suicide. Mister Kyle, you were ...
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Does T'Pau start the 'Vulcanism' presented in TOS?

Does T'Pau mark the beginning of that kind of Vulcan culture and self-concept that will later be embodied by Spock? Her rise to power is accompanied by a clear break in how Vulcans perceive ...
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What was the green drink that Scotty could not identify?

In the Star Trek: TOS episode "By Any Other Name", Scotty gets alien captor Tomar drunk. Tomar asks him about one particular bottle: TOMAR: "What is it?" SCOTTY: "Well, it's… uh…" (Scotty ...
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Is Khan Noonien Singh a follower of Sikhism?

In TOS Space Seed, Lt. Marla McGivers identifies Khan Noonien Singh as a Sikh. (Looking at Khan) From the northern India area, I'd guess. Probably a Sikh. They were the most fantastic warriors. ...
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In which Star Trek TOS episode do the protagonists have to stay awake?

I am seeking to identify a Star Trek TOS (IIRC) episode. In my unreliable recollection, two Starfleet protagonists out of Spock, Bones, and Kirk are stranded on a planet and have to stay awake until ...
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Why isn't there any consequence of Kirk's actions in “The Enterprise Incident”?

In the episode "The Enterprise Incident" the Enterprise crosses the neutral zone into Romulan space to confront the Romulans and allow Kirk to steal their cloaking device while being disguised as a ...
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Are the musical plants in Star Trek TOS's the Cage a reference to A Journey To Other Worlds?

In Star Trek TOS Episode The Menagerie, we see on a visit to Talos IV, singing plants. This was produced in 1966. On reading John Astor's A Journey in Other Worlds, we also read of singing plants on ...