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Old January 29 2014, 02:11 AM   #16
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My thoughts were that McCoy was correct in his assessment of what would happen on that planet and that the conflict there would only be resolved once the greater conflict which spawned it (that between the Federation and the Klingon Empire) was resolved.

I recently rewatched the TNG episode "Too Short a Season" and wonder if the writers of that episode took the concept of the man supplying arms to both sides from "A Private Little War".
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Old January 29 2014, 03:14 AM   #17
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I actually remember this thread. The wiki entry has been changed since, though, so I assume the 'original Jameson'=Kirk claim was untrue.
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Old January 29 2014, 08:10 AM   #18
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I'd imagine that something similar would happen to any number of planets in the Fed/Klingon border area. They can't fight each other due to the Organians so they tend to fight proxy wars. You probably wouldn't be able to supply the natives with phasers but you can teach them to build weapons of their own. A similar situation probably played out on dozens of planets.

You can actually imagine something similar happening in A Private Little War when Kirk is encouraging the Organins to rise up against the Klingons even though they have made it quite clear that they are willing to follow the Klingons instructions. Kirk knew that Kir had said he would do and he still committed sabotage that would be blamed on the natives. Federation first, natives second seems to be how the Prime Directive is interpreted in these situations. When you have a culture that hasn't had any contact with another spacefaring race (or government) then you can pull out the purer version of the PD.
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Old January 29 2014, 08:31 AM   #19
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I actually remember this thread. The wiki entry has been changed since, though, so I assume the 'original Jameson'=Kirk claim was untrue.
IIRC, the original Jameson = Kirk pitch was mentioned in the "ST:TNG Companion".
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Old June 12 2014, 01:10 AM   #20
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So now that the book is out, can anyone tell me where it takes place in regards to the movies? Pre-TMP? Post-TMP/Pre-TWOK? Post STV/Pre-TUC? The only other thread I can find on it is the review thread, and I'd like to avoid spoilers if I can. Thank you!
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So now that the book is out, can anyone tell me where it takes place in regards to the movies? Pre-TMP? Post-TMP/Pre-TWOK? Post STV/Pre-TUC? The only other thread I can find on it is the review thread, and I'd like to avoid spoilers if I can. Thank you!
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Old June 13 2014, 12:15 AM   #22
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So now that the book is out, can anyone tell me where it takes place in regards to the movies? Pre-TMP? Post-TMP/Pre-TWOK? Post STV/Pre-TUC? The only other thread I can find on it is the review thread, and I'd like to avoid spoilers if I can. Thank you!
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