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Old August 22 2012, 08:26 PM   #10
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Re: This Side of Paradise question (spoiler)

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. . . As he stands at the transporter after packing his things, something dawns on him and he cries, "No! I can't leave!"
Actually, it's more like:

"NO! . . . I . . . can't . . . LEAVE!!

Shatner's drawn-out delivery drives home the point, I think. There's an inner conflict going on between the spore influence and Kirk's dedication to his command and his ship. And, of course, we know which has to win in the end.
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
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