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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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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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Why would they say in Star Trek TOS Day of the Dove it was dangerous to beam intra-ship?

In Star Trek TOS S03:E07 Day of the Dove it is said to be dangerous to beam intra-ship. Yet in TNG it is common. We even see intra-ship beaming in Star Trek Discovery S1:E08 Si Vis Pacem, Para ...
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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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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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Discrepancy in uniforms around the dinner table: ST:TOS “Space Seed”

In the Star Trek TOS episode "Space Seed", Khan gets a "welcome to our century" dinner. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scott turn out "formal dress" uniform, where everyone else appears to be in their ...
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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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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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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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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 ...