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Old July 11 2013, 01:18 PM   #46
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Re: Why did Kirk Kill Mitchell?

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the planet. He had to be stopped, period.

And glassing the planet with a starship would be more effective than a phaser rifle and a fist fight.
It would also destroy the lithium cracking station and probably render the ecosphere uninhabitable.
Not that it matterd as It was unmanned and there were willing to sacrifice it anyway if Kirk had died.
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Old July 11 2013, 01:43 PM   #47
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I can't really see Kirk first calmly arranging for Mitchell's ultimate destruction via radiation bombardment, and then succumbing to red haze and deciding that he absolutely needed to punch him in the jaw as well...

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I don't mind punching Gary to further make him dazed and confused, but if you're going to kill a guy, a punch to the gut, a double fist to the neck, two chops and a flip aren't the best ways to do it. A punch to keel him over and then choke the life out of him. Or grab that rock a little sooner and don't pause to ask for forgiveness.

I love the episode and the fight is great, but it just seems a little silly that the intent to kill is depicted in a standard TV style brawl. Of course, with the clarity of 45 years of watching the episode, it's easy for me to say stuff like "I would have bought it if Kirk tried to start with a killing blow, but Gary blocked and it became a fight as Mitchell defended himself." The episode was still awesome from start to finish and sold the series. I'm nitpickin', but only to pass the time.
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Old July 11 2013, 11:32 PM   #48
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Not that it matterd as It was unmanned and there were willing to sacrifice it anyway if Kirk had died.
I was under the impression that the radioactive bombardment was meant to destroy life, not the station.
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Old July 12 2013, 06:48 PM   #49
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Radiation will kill people, not destroy buildings and equipment. So the automated station would still be operational.
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Old July 12 2013, 08:50 PM   #50
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I was under the impression that the radioactive bombardment was meant to destroy life, not the station.
Radiation will kill people, not destroy buildings and equipment. So the automated station would still be operational.
Yes, that's why Kirk specifically wanted the planet subjected to a lethal concentration of neutron radiation in the event he failed to kill Mitchell. The neutron bomb, a weapon designed to cause maximum casualties from radiation rather than heat and blast, was very much in the news at the time.
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