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Old July 5 2013, 05:11 PM   #124
Jonas Grumby
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Re: Star Trek morality test - best and worst episodes

^ Beat me to it, T'Girl!

I'll just add that, while I don't see the lack of a chair for the sergeant as any sign of disrespect or ill treatment, the fact is for all we know Kyle did offer him a chair, and possibly other amenities as well. There was just no need to actually show it.

From a storytelling point of view, the polite offer of food clearly and concisely established the courtesy with which the sergeant would be treated. A second scene of a crewman bringing him a chair would have only superfluously made the same point again.
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