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Old October 14 2013, 09:30 PM   #57
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Re: Amok Time repercussions?

BillJ wrote: View Post
Honestly, rewatching the episode, Kirk should've been able to put together that he was going to have to fight Spock to the death.

Amok Time wrote:
KIRK: He described it to me as meaning marriage or challenge. In the distant past, Vulcans killed to win their mates.
Amok Time wrote:
T'PAU: What they are about to see comes down from the time of the beginning, without change. This is the Vulcan heart. This is the Vulcan soul. This is our way. Kah-if-farr.
Kirk just didn't put two and two together.
There is an old article in Trek Magazine where someone posed the question of what T'Pau was actually referring to, since she spoke those words before T'Pring challenged. Since everyone there except T'Pring and Stonn expected a normal marriage to take place, what was T'Pau warning Kirk about?

The article concluded that the ceremony would have ended with a public consummation (one logical reason why the parents weren't there!) and T'Pau was cautioning Kirk and McCoy that this is what was expected to happen.
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