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Old July 10 2013, 03:45 PM   #35
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Re: Why did Kirk Kill Mitchell?

ZapBrannigan wrote: View Post
You know how this would work in real life: having done exactly the right thing, the thing that had to be done, Kirk would be put on trial for murder.

"Why did you decide to follow Mr. Mitchell?"
KIRK: "Since I was unconscious when Dr. Dehner's powers manifested themselves, I went after her, not Mitchell. She may have only been on the ship a short time, but she was still a member of my crew. Unless absolutely necessary, I refuse to leave a crewman behind."

LAWYER: "And you don't think insuring the safety of the Federation and beyond was a necessary enough reason?"

KIRK: "You read the report. She was still in the early stages of metamorphosis. I was able to reach her humanity and she was instrumental in buying me the time to stop Mitchell."

LAWYER: "Says here that Mitchell regained his powers shortly thereafter."

KIRK: "She still weakened him enough for me to break free and attack."

LAWYER ACTIVATES VIEWSCREEN. THE FIGHT SCENE PLAYS.

LAWYER: "By hitting him in the jaw? In the stomach? Karate chops? Why didn't you simply run for the rifle?"

KIRK: "Now hold on a minute. My report wasn't that detailed. All I said was they gave their lives in the performance of their duties! Where did you get this video?"

LAWYER POINTS TO THE BACK OF THE ROOM. A SHORT, BALD, HUGE SKULLED ALIEN, WITH PULSATING HEAD VEINS, SITTING NEXT TO BEN FINNEY.

KIRK: "Damn it."
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