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Old July 12 2014, 09:59 PM   #106
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Re: "The Conscience of the King": Plot Holes and Questions.

I see he couldn't resist putting an extra chair in there!

Nice reminder about the half station on the opposite side though, thanks. They were the control panels which blew out in WNMHGB, wheren't they? And later replaced, of course.
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I see he couldn't resist putting an extra chair in there!

Nice reminder about the half station on the opposite side though, thanks. They were the control panels which blew out in WNMHGB, wheren't they? And later replaced, of course.
Yes. That's the WNMHGB panel we're talking about--although those white drop-in control panels were relocated to corridor walls later in the first season. Some similar (but a more blending-in black-colored) panels replaced them (well, re-replaced them). Interestingly, those two half stations sometimes have chairs and sometimes they don't. (For example, they have chairs but are unmanned when Kirk and Spock walk by the "front" of the bridge at the end of "The Doomsday Machine.")
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Old July 12 2014, 10:57 PM   #108
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??? Where on earth are you getting any of that? That's a lot to read into a couple of glances, with almost no dialogue. "Painful" and "regret" are complete projections on your part. Kirk just doesn't say very much to Ruth, or about Ruth. We've got damn little to go on. When he plucks the rose and starts reminiscing, just before Ruth appears, he has a fond smile on his face. Clearly his memories of her are not all painful.
JimZC, I disagree with you here; I always took Kirk's reactions to Ruth as one one lost love/longing. If you have ever run into a woman you were once in love with--but the relationship was interrupted by anything other than anything in a category of "bad experience," then you will understand Kirk's behavior.

His expression/behavior said he was immediately placed back at the point when he was fully invested in her; at first, he could not believe his eyes (considering the nature of the planet), but he fell into a longing remembrance of what was--obviously--a special part of his past.

The direction and Shatner's believable, careful performance did not require a page of dialogue to convey what he was feeling.
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Old July 13 2014, 09:51 AM   #109
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For years I had it in my head that the starboard half-console had a sort of quarter - circle's worth of controls on the desk, quite bizzare. I now realise where I got that idea from:

Quite apart from the fact that there's clearly room for a full half circle's worth of controls on the desk, there's not even a chair there. A curious artistic choice.
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Old July 13 2014, 12:23 PM   #110
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For years I had it in my head that the starboard half-console had a sort of quarter - circle's worth of controls on the desk, quite bizzare. I now realise where I got that idea from:

Quite apart from the fact that there's clearly room for a full half circle's worth of controls on the desk, there's not even a chair there. A curious artistic choice.
Another curious artistic choice is the positioning of the characters. Sulu seems to have Kirk at some disadvantage here, based on Kirk's body language, he seems more...indecisive than usual. In fairness, though, maybe he's just getting used to life with no legs.

And Spock, standing at a distance, looking somehow helpless to get involved...
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Sulu's just not happy that Kirk accidentally sent out everyone's salary info on an open channel.
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