Talk:Mirror, Mirror (Star Trek: The Original Series)

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Goatee question[edit]

It is basically true that this episode introduced the idea that one's "evil twin" would be goateed? --Lenoxus 00:14, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

I think the "goateed" evil twin cliché started with this, but I'm not certain. Your bringing it up though just made me realize now, why the evil twin character of one of the heroes in a certain online comic I read, "Order of the Stick", sports a goatee. :D Cyberia23 00:31, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
That's what I'm here for. ;) --Lenoxus 03:50, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Scott & Sulu[edit]

There's no mention (or explanation) as to why, Lt. Sulu is a superior officer to Lt. Cmdr Scott on the ISS Enterprise. Remember he explains that with Kirk & Spock dead, he (Sulu) would be in command. GoodDay (talk) 21:38, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

It must be one of the ways in which the Mirror Universe differs from the real universe. Kirk mentioned that one moves up in rank by killing, so Sulu must have killed more people. Mr. College (talk) 20:57, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Also, it might've been a script blooper. GoodDay (talk) 15:27, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

ISS Enterprise image[edit]

The image of the mirror universe Enterprise by itself doesn't significantly aid in our understanding of the episode -- even the CGI model introduces merely cosmetic changes. A more appropriate image would perhaps retain the CGI version, but juxtapose it with the same shot/model in the original broadcast. I haven't removed the image from the article yet, but probably will in a week or so -- the article text discusses changes to the model in relation to the original; absent the original as a point of comparison, this image is inappropriate. --EEMIV (talk) 02:08, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Plot[edit]

I think since the entire universe is a Mirror, with the exception of the landing party of 4, we don't need to preface every character's name with mirror-, as in "mirror-Spock" and "mirror-Sulu". So I deleted those references. Beadmatrix (talk) 08:56, 18 October 2012 (UTC)Beadmatrix

Guys, the plot can't include every detail you might see on screen. It's got to be a little streamlined. Beadmatrix (talk) 06:57, 22 October 2012 (UTC)Beadmatrix

Scotty sabotages the phasers?[edit]

"while Scotty sabotages the ship's phasers to buy time for the Halkans. "

This is incorrect. Scotty ATTEMPTED to sabotage the phasers, but was turned away by heavy security he encountered in Engineering. This is relevant as it really put the pressure on Kirk. Note: I have never seen any of the "remastered" episodes, but this is how it was in the original. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.101.10.51 (talk) 22:24, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

References in other Star Trek stories[edit]

It might be of interest to add a section where the mirror episode was used in other stories in other Star Trek series. I missed most of "Deep Space Nine", but I heard there was contact between the two universes. Also, there was an episode of "Enterprise" that takes place in that universe after a star ship lost in an Original Series episode makes its way to the mirror universe, in captain Archer's time.

By the way, that so many things are the same in both universes implies a causal connection between the two.

209.131.230.93 (talk) 05:38, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

My mistake. That is covered in the article about the "Mirror Universe", which is linked to in this article. 216.188.209.250 (talk) 18:21, 26 June 2013 (UTC)