D.C. on Carolyn Palamas

Carolyn says she loves Apollo. This is a big, big switch from 24 hours ago. I feel we must portray Apollo’s more than human attraction – show Carolyn being wooed – unable to help herself. Otherwise she is just a shallow, fickle broad…She comes off rather badly, I think, and I suggest a re-examination of her character and relationships.

D.C. Fontana in a memo during the writing of “Who Mourns for Adonais?” Eventually she was assigned to re-write it herself, with Roddenberry and Coon taking stabs after her before it was finally filmed. Quoted in These are the Voyages – TOS: Season 2 by Marc Cushman.

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