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Old May 26 2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Re: Kirk and (spoiler) . . . peas in a pod?

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So how come Pike made right call, but Marcus went too far?

Kirk is rambunctious and still learning. Khan is evil.
Well, there is that . . . .
I was being a bit flip there.

One was recruited to inject a sense of "passion" that was seemingly lacking in Starfleet. The other was recruited against his will to do the bidding of a Starfleet Admiral hellbent on going to war with an edge.

Intent and common-sense is why one made the right call while the other didn't. Kirk doesn't work out, he gets tossed back to a dive in Iowa. Khan doesn't work out and you end up with a genetically enhanced superman on the loose.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"

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