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Old January 21 2014, 06:24 PM   #5
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Re: PD: a captain vows to sacrifice his ship and crew rather...

Wasn't it Merrick in "Bread and Circuses" who explained the PD that way?
Kirk clearly puts ship and crew first.
In most PD eps where Kirk clearly intervenes, isn't there a ship-in-danger variable that weakens the moral dilemma? I wish there weren't, frankly, but I know the dramatist ptb back then thought you needed that artificial (we KNOW the E will be safe and sound at the end of 48 minutes of show) device.
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