[LMB] LMB as Mary-Sue

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Mar 2 04:19:47 GMT 2016

> On Mar 1, 2016, at 7:16 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> A lot of Kirk's love life came from the problem of writers having to find
> plot complications to fill out an episode.  Combine that with the episodic
> nature of the show (actually having things in one episode directly affect a
> later episode was still an undiscovered country, if you'll pardon the
> phrase; I don't think it hit TV until later) and the nature of the man's
> job, and you have a lot of fleeting romances.  He did have enough sense
> (usually) to know that fooling around with his crew (who were, after all,
> the only constant presences in his life) was not a good idea.

Often an episode will end up with a solution that needs to be forgotten in a later episode.

I know that Star Trek (and Wild Wild West) had an episode where a character was able to move super fast.   But only for one episode.

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