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Old March 15 2013, 06:14 PM   #25
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Re: Space Seed Lost Scenes

The theory was that although Kirk would recognize goggles, or protective eyewear or even sunshades---he wouldn't easily recognize the small, spindly Fraklin 'half-glassess' readily.

Of course, if he was alone he would have examined them and figured it out. But seeing as how they were a gift and McCoy was standing right there, he just says, "What is it?"

Not a mind blowing leap for such momentary confusion, IMO.

And yeah folks the ABC/Director's cut that includes the extended dialogue has been seen since 1982---you might want to check it out!
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