I just started to watch Star Trek for the first time. So I have only seen some episodes of season 1.
But why didn't this semon demon get famous but instead that black girl uhura?
Janice Rand has much more screentime and dialoge than Uhura and clearly there is sexual tension between her and kirk.
The producers decided to eliminate her character, thinking that Kirk shouldn't be attached to any single woman. That and something happened between the actress who portrayed her and the production staff, I can't remember what though.
Everything else anons are saying. She was sacked behind the scenes, they wrote her character out of the show to fit it, and they figured it was going to make more sense for Kirk to not have a love interest and just be a manwhore instead.
It works for the better in my opinion, but it's a shame we missed out on more delicious short skirt and legs from that actress. She was a fucking messsss in real life behind the camera after she got canned