Folks may heard the story of how Gene Roddenberry wanted some salt shakers for “The Man Trap”–which ended up not being appropriate for use as salt shakers–so Gene asked that they be pressed into service as medical and surgical instruments for Doctor McCoy. Gene Roddenberry had this to say in the book The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield & Gene Roddenberry:
One prop (well, series of props) we saw from time to time throughout all three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series was a bunch of trigger sprayers of various sizes with fluids of various “futuristic” medicinal colors. Although they seem a bit dated now, they looked fairly futuristic when trigger sprayers first came out in the early 1960s.
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