The Paradise Syndrome was one of the good episodes from season three of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Certainly some Trekkies may not feel the same way as I do about The Paradise Syndrome, but it had the only first in Star Trek: The Original Series. Captain Kirk gets married. Of course, he doesn’t think he’s Captain Kirk at the time, and his wife and family think he’s a god that’s sent to save them from the upcoming storm. And we all know what happens from there, but there was a deleted scene that shows Kirk telling MIramanee the truth about who he is as he realizes he’s not a god and cannot save her people from what’s to come.
This deleted scene would have made The Paradise Syndrome stronger.
In the scene, shared by TrekkieChannel, Kirk asks Miramanee if the only reason she loves him is because she thinks he’s a god then he tells her if she can only love a god, she can’t love him because he’s a man. Though we don’t get an answer from her, she does tell him that he can’t tell her people that he isn’t a god as they would kill him. So she is protecting her husband which clearly shows her love for him.
It’s unfortunate that this scene, for whatever reason, got deleted as knowing that Miramanee knew the truth about Kirk and loved him anyway would have made the episode that much stronger. And Kirk’s short speech about loving him adds an extra flavor to it as well. Fortunately, this is available to be seen on the 2016 Blu-ray release called “The Roddenberry Vault”.