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Old March 15 2013, 07:47 PM   #28
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Re: Space Seed Lost Scenes

The teaching-Kirk-about-the-glasses thing is like the bit in "Shore Leave" when Sulu somehow thinks it necessary to explain how a gun works. "It fires lead pellets propelled by expanding gases from a chemical explosion." It's bad writing -- a cheap way of saying "Hey, this is the future!"

Does a modern archery hobbyist have to explain how the flexible bow stores potential energy, which becomes kinetic energy propelling the arrow forward when the bowstring is released?

EDIT: After reading some of the preceding posts, I do see how Kirk might possibly be a bit unsure about how to use the antique-style half-spectacles.

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... Shatner ceases to wear the wig, etc...
Wouldn't happen - Shatner did doff the wig for The Deadly Years, but he's very self-conscious about his hair.
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