My favourite fact about Star Trek TOS is that, because automatic doors weren’t invented yet, the ‘automatic doors’ in TOS were really just some guy yanking a rope and pulley system to make them slide open. Problem was the person was far enough away that they couldn’t see when exactly the doors needed to be open, and relied on a signal from somebody just off set. The actors, however, had to act as if they were 100% confident the doors were going to open at the exact time and moment despite the fact that they occasionally did not which lead to multiple occasions in which the actors walked directly into the doors while they were opening.
What's going on with the TOS crew during Discovery? Part.1
To provide some context:
The first episode of discovery takes place in the year 2256
The Enterprise (NCC 1701) launched around 2245. The Enterprise is 11 years old in Discovery and still very much a new starship.
Discovery takes place is three years after the Canon events of the first Original Series pilot and the flashback in the later TOS episode “The Menagerie,” (2253)
During the time of the first Discovery episode Christopher Pike is still in command of the USS Enterprise and is finishing up a 5 year exploratory mission.
Spock is 26 years old and is serving on the USS Enterprise as its science officer.
James T. Kirk is 23 years old and is a Lieutenant aboard the USS Republic. He is finishing his last year in a five year officer training regimen through Starfleet Academy. it will be 9 years till Kirk takes command of the Enterprise.
Nyota Uhura is 17 years old and is more than likely attending classes at Starfleet Academy for advanced phonology and advanced acoustical engineering. She is also a rising star in Starfleet Academy’s Chorale Ensemble. It will be 10 years till she is a Lieutenant assigned aboard the Enterprise.
Montgomery Scott is 34 years old and has been in starfleet for 14 years. it can be assumed that he is serving in an engineering department of a starship or as an engineering advisor for the Deneva colony. it will be 9 years before he is assigned to the Enterprise.
-when kirk gets in a fight and you can see his underoos -when spock puts his hands on his hips and sighs -dr. mccoy having no clue how to doctor and then healing the patient anyway -when the director shines the light on kirk’s eyes like he’s in a romance movie -when they wear the eyeshadow -wondering if you’ve gone blind and then realizing no the camera is just focusing on a woman for .02 seconds -when kirk apologizes for doing a wrong thing -when kirk gets ready to Physically Fight a racist/sexist person -spock looking into an endless blue light box. what does he see?? -when spock intentionally cracks a joke at the end of an episode end everyone just chuckles because they are happy to be alive and together -dr. mccoy and spock standing .02 cm away from one another at all times for no reason -when spock raises his eyebrow and the music goes bwomp bwom -when they have to pretend they are lifting something Very Heavy when really it is foam and weighs .02 ounces