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Old July 21 2013, 05:36 AM   #34
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Re: The Menagerie/The Cage

BillJ wrote: View Post
I never understood why Mendez needed to be an illusion? It just threw a complication into the believability of the story.
I'd say it was two things. They wanted some extra "sci-fi jazz" for wonderment and surprise value, and they wanted to get a superior off Kirk's back, because Kirk makes a more compelling audience representative when he's in charge.
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