Re: Why doesn't T'Pau tell Kirk the fight is to the death?
If T'Pau had mentioned that critical info in passing, you'd never have gotten the dramatic third act finish. That's the reason. So T'Pau's ''lawfully accepted'' line regarding the challenge is an utter crock. Still a highly effective episode....
''Way of life, maybe...if you want to call him that. But he ain't no 'legend.' And not 'the man' either. Not even a man.''