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Old March 4 2013, 05:15 PM   #33
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Re: Court Martial - Ion Pod revisited

ssosmcin wrote: View Post
The strengths of the series were always the stories and the characters, so most episodes really aren't effected at all.
Well said.

As for the Ion Pod, even as a kid in the 70's, it didn't confuse or bother me that I learned nothing about it. It was a Maguffin, nothing more. Kirk's plight was the real issue, the pod was just 60's "technobabble" to put the proper sci-fi feel on Finney's death. As a kid, I just thought "ion pod" sounded cool and it was enough that the file room guy had to go in it and Kirk was allegedly forced to jettison the thing. I filled in the blanks with my imagination.
Again, well said.
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