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Old June 14 2010, 11:37 PM   #18
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Re: Can Pine's Kirk work as an authority figure?

captrek wrote: View Post
First, it wasn’t a potentially fatal scenario. It was a simulation.
Ya, i's kind of hard to experience fear in the face of certain death when computerized klingon ships go 'boom!' and all you get is a red light that goes beep. Really effective. I could go into detail on how the writers missed the point on what the test was really all about, maybe some other time.

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As for keeping everybody else in the dark, he obviously enjoyed the flair of it, but it was also necessary. If Spock or the other test administrators had known what was going to happen, they would have reversed the tampering (or, if they couldn’t fix it in time, they would have aborted the simulation).
Keeping your own crew informed and keeping the administrators informed are two different things.
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