While it is well known for the kiss, the speech Kirk gives to the little person at the end about size and shape not mattering where he is from was also pretty fucking progressive. Star trek red suicide squad People who complain about Discovery being inclusive seem to forget that TOS was pretty forward thinking and inclusive for it’s time.
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The Kirk/Uhuru kiss wasn’t supposed to be shown because multiple TV stations in the South threatened to boycott the show. Legend has it that the scene was reshot without the kiss but William Shatner held Nichelle Nichols in a way that he was giving the middle finger – rendering the scene unusable. Star trek red suicide squad There were two versions of the scene shot, one with the kiss and the other without. Shatner did things to ruin every take of the no-kiss version like making funny faces and such. As a result the network had no choice but to include the kiss and some Southern stations wouldn’t air it. But history was made.
If you watch the episode, Shatner’s and Nichols never meet I’ve watched this so many times and while the masses herald it as the first inter-racial kiss, it never happened. Their lips did not meet on film. You never saw lips on lips in the episode For me the most unbelievable part was, after they leave they manage to keep the secret of that kind of power from everyone else in the Federation and never have McCoy shut them up again.
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This episode along with Whom Gods Destroy andThe Empath we’re not shown by the BBC in the U.K. for many years after watching all 3 of these episodes when they became available in the U.K. on video I was really disappointed with all 3 of these episodes and was not surprised the BBC never bothered with them If any TOS protagonist deserved to die a “red shirt” death, it was Parmen in this episode. His brutality is hard to look past, thus I never liked this episode. Having Spock do the Flamenco dance was terrible, as was the “I’m tweedle dee, he’s dweedle dum” skit. A memorable episode for a brief historical moment on screen … otherwise, I thought it pretty lousy.