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Old July 10 2013, 03:08 AM   #29
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Re: Why did Kirk Kill Mitchell?

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I wonder- if ESP ratings were the key to this evolutionary jump, why was not Spock affected? Perhaps the mental abilities of Vulcans was not in the shows lexicon yet..
Perhaps Vulcan mental abilities work on a different 'wavelength' as it were. Similar to TNG, where IIRC there are certain races which may be empathic or telepathic but which Betazoid mental abilities don't work with.
Bringing Spock's telepathic abilities into the story is a retcon, like dragging the Q into it. The first we heard of the Vulcan mind meld was in "Dagger of the Mind."
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