"It's that relationship between Marmalade Atkins and her ghastly nouveau riche parents that’s at the core of her bad attitude. Most of the stories spring from Mr and Mrs Atkins ever more desperate attempts to get rid of their daughter in a succession of ill-fated schools, culminating in her being sent into space, in a doormobile..." An appreciation from the Tygertale blog.
She’s one of the most legendary female characters on TV. Ever. She’s flawed, and she’s strong, and she’s weak, and she’s complicated. She’s a person. Sometimes she cracks under the pressure. But she’s got a job to do, and she gets it done.
Were you a nerdy, outcast teen-aged girl in 1968? Then this very logical and sensitive advice from Spock was directed exactly at YOU. (Writ by Leonard Nimoy, in character) The plea for understanding came from a girl outcast because she was biracial, but Spock spoke to the isolated child everywhere.