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. Buy this shirt now if you love it.
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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.
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And the song that Leonard Nimoy did and that episode, ended up on one of his albums with all three versus being sung. Star Trek Red Suicide Squad. Because we’ve moved on from cardboard walls and cheesy lizard suits. We moved to cardboard acting and cheesy story telling. 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.