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Old August 26 2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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Re: Do you think Starfleet felt Kirk had failed any of the missions?

I disagree. Kirk and his crew were being held against their will. And Apollo had shown little hesitation in injuring or even killing someone if they opposed him. Apollo didn't openly invite them down for a friendly chat. He bullied them into acquiescing to his demands.

Apollo would only talk on his terms which involved the total capitulation of Kirk and his crew and the destruction of the Enterprise and thereby stranding them planetside.

Apollo's abilities had long corrupted him into behaving like a spoiled brat. He would be considerate to others only on his terms and not because he had any genuine consideration for others.

I rather liked how the fan production "Pilgrim Of Eternity" picks up on that wherein when Apollo is rendered powerless and essentially mortal he starts behaving with more deference and consideration because he can't bully anyone into doing anything they don't want to do anymore. If he had approached the Enterprise crew in that manner originally he could indeed have been a fount of historical information and Kirk and company would have been only too happy to talk with him.
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