I forgot about this, but back during Christmas Break, I put Star Trek in front of my cat to see what he would do. To my surprise, he actually did watch it. However, he only seemed mildly entertained - that is, until Scotty started talking. Then my cat actually paused the episode and stared at him. He just stared at Scotty and wouldn’t let me press play for, like, four or five minutes. After that, he watched for a while, but gradually lost interest and started dozing, only looking up when he heard Scotty’s voice.
Can someone please explain to me why my cat loves Scotty so much? Was James Doohan secretly some sort of magical cat whisperer? What is this?
Thank You Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana! (Writer of ‘The Enterprise Incident,’ ‘This Side of Paradise,’ & ‘Journey to Babel.’
“If you put Dorothy’s scripts together as a group - especially ‘The Enterprise Incident,’ ‘Journey to Babel,’ and ‘This Side of Paradise’ - she gave us, by far, the best stories where we interacted with women who were fully developed characters in their own right…Star Trek was a product of the sexist sixties, and that was sometimes reflected in the writing, where women characters were often treated as stereotypical love interests or altogether ignored. Dorothy’s scenes not only avoided such stereotypes, but were dramatically intriguing.” - Leonard Nimoy (I Am Spock) On Star Trek Writer Dorothy Fontana.
"The human concept of friend is most nearly duplicated in Vulcan thought by the term t’hy’la, which can also mean brother and lover.”