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Old May 31 2013, 03:59 AM   #10
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Re: What if Gary Mitchell didn't die?

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Both pilots had a "McCoy". It's safe to say that that the Doctor character would not be dropped to secondary status.
But the second pilot was written around Mitchell turning into a megalomaniac and being killed. I'm sure if the show wanted a "triumvirate" that had Mitchell as the emotional element instead of the doctor character, the doctor would have been demoted to secondary status in the beginning.
To do that, Mitchell would have to be completely rewritten. The guy we see in WNMHGB does not fill the Doctor role of "emotion." He's a cocky womanizer, not unlike the guy Kirk would evolve into. If Kirk was more cerebral, Mitchell might be the Riker to his Picard.
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