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

emergencyfruit wrote: View Post
. . . 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.
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