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Old May 26 2013, 05:43 AM   #73
Gov Karnstein
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Re: Amok Time doesn't make sense.

Jonas Grumby wrote: View Post
Big Daddy wrote: View Post
Could you explain to me how it makes sense then that T'Pau should leave out that rather important detail to Kirk (especially after Spock tells her that Kirk does not understand that Spock will do what he must)?
You're attributing to T'Pau a concern for Kirk's welfare that is nowhere evident at this point in the episode. She's pissed that he is even there at all.

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For that matter, wouldn't Spock have let Kirk in on the possibility that he might have to fight someone to the death when he confided to Kirk in his quarters about what was happening to him?
And now you're attributing to Spock the ability to foresee the future. He had no way of knowing T'Pring would invoke the challenge, and certainly no way of foreseeing how Kirk could end up as his challenger.
And she'd given Kirk the opportunity to decline the challenge since he wasn't Vulcan.

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
It's a TV show that needs to build mystery and suspense. They aren't going to let the cat out of the bag all at once.
Indeed not, it wouldn't be half as interesting a deconstruction of the stoic Vulcan mystique.
We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound... our home has no boundaries beyond which we cannot pass. We live in music, in a flash of color... we live on the wind and in the sparkle of a star! Endora, Bewitched
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