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Old May 31 2013, 08:37 PM   #13
Geoff Peterson
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Re: What if Gary Mitchell didn't die?

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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.
He was a cocky womanizer in the "Gary Mitchell must die" episode they ended up with. My idea would hold that had they felt they wanted Gary to be the McCoy-like emotional character, they write him like that, the doctor becomes a secondary character, and someone else becomes an omnipotent megalomaniac and dies.
Then it's not really "Gary Mitchell", it's just McCoy without a medical degree.
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