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Old August 29 2013, 05:30 AM   #3
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Re: The Recreation Deck Games

The novelization explains the Decker/Ilia game as a pattern matching thing that involves matching someone else's thoughts in some fashion, probably pushing the 'new human' aspect GR was not able to keep in the film, where you had some humans like Decker intrigued by shared or group consciousness, who theoretically were more advanced than the primitive Kirk types who were too stubborn to do the groupmind stuff (unless it was in private w/ Spock.)

I've read that some of the games really did stuff, and that folks on the set played the games between takes. It was either in Susan Sackett's STARLOG trek report or CHEKOV'S ENTERPRISE, don't remember which, but I'm sure THERIN and many others here can correct me if I'm wrong.
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