Hi, I'm a new guy so I hope you don't mind me butting in but when I saw a thread about Amok Time I just had to chime in. What I never understood was why Kirk didn't back out when he learned that the fight was to the death. Or, put another way, I always thought it was kind of deceitful of T'Pau to not clarify that to Kirk before asking him if he accepted the challenge. IIRC, she did say something to the effect that their laws were not binding on them, but she might have mentioned the whole fight to the death thing. Kirk might have changed his mind had he known that in advance.