Lord Varys Posted June 10, 2021 Share Posted June 10, 2021 4 hours ago, HoodedCrow said: William Shatner, indeed! He was born Canadian and Jewish. His stage presence, voice and skill at proclaiming sold the show at the time. Yes, I know, other actors didn’t like that, and it doesn’t work now, so much. The supporting cast were gifted. If people hate on My Fair Lady, well… Captain Kirk was the main hero, and hero was what people wanted, even if there was a lot of hopeful and ambitious representation on the show. He kept rules, broke them, was sex positive, authoritative (as a Captain seems essential), but consulted. Delegated… though not realistically. Roles of women were somewhat better than usual, and lots of it was groundbreaking. Many of the themes were great, as science fiction can do, and there were wonderful writers. Captain Kirk was never a 'sex positive' guy. He has very few romances in TOS and is actually 'married to his ship' in a clichéd, repressed manner. The morals of TOS imply that a married man - or a man in a romantic relationship - cannot be a proper starship captain (and neither can the bridge crew properly function if they are in romantic relationships). And this is still pretty much a thing in Voyager where the bridge crew also do never properly fraternize - which in their situation is completely ridiculous considering they are stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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