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Old March 7 2014, 11:04 AM   #37
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Re: Episode of the Week : Charlie X

GalaxyX wrote: View Post
The episode was decent except for the ending. Why couldn't those beings just take his power away and give him back to Kirk as a regular human being?
Because they couldn't.

Of course, it's an arbitrary device to give the story a downbeat ending. But I'm reminded of Roger Ebert's comment on the harrowing speeder-bike chase through the dense forest in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He wondered why the bikes couldn't just fly above the treetops. Answer: Because That's Not How They Work!

(Come to think of it, maybe it was Gene Siskel who said that. I'm not sure.)
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