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Old November 1 2013, 09:37 AM   #11
Robert Comsol
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Re: Why doesn't T'Pau tell Kirk the fight is to the death?

I'd say it's a combination of # 1, 2 and 4 (I don't think Kirk was that disrespectful to merit a possible death sentence). What's noteworthy is that Spock, although in heavy trance, urges T'Pau to explain the consequences of the ritual to Kirk and McCoy and still she doesn't.

Of course, the whole ritual is essentially so embarrassing to "logical" Vulcans, that they just don't want to talk about it but just go with the program.

The fact that T'Pau had rejected a council seat tells me that she feels extremely uncomfortable among non-Vulcans.

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