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Old September 12 2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Missing line of dialogue from "Charlie X"

Does it annoy anyone else that the makers of the episode "Charlie X" decided to cut the original scripted ending, where after Charlie's been taken by the aliens and Kirk tells a crying Janice Rand that it's all over now, Janice responds that she's not crying for herself, she's mourning for Charlie? I think it would have made the ending more moving and poignant if they'd kept that in.
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Old September 12 2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Re: Missing line of dialogue from "Charlie X"

It would have been a better ending. But then I think anything giving Janice more lies is a good thing.
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Old September 12 2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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It was probably cut because it wasn't needed. To me it's obvious that she is upset for Charlie and everything that has happened.
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Old September 12 2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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Re: Missing line of dialogue from "Charlie X"

"When I came aboard!"
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Old September 12 2010, 05:00 PM   #5
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Re: Missing line of dialogue from "Charlie X"

In the James Blish adaptation for "Charlie X", (called "Charlie's Law"), there is a scene following the destruction of the Antares in which Kirk berates Charlie for his cold-blooded attitude toward the Anatares' destruction and makes Charlie cry. I don't know if that was in the original script or not. The Blish adaptation does not have Rand saying anything at the end of the show.
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Old September 12 2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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Re: Missing line of dialogue from "Charlie X"

I'm not sure that it would have made a better ending, sadly we will never know. These days, it would have been made and then stuck onto the DVD/BlueRay as an extra.
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Old September 13 2010, 06:25 PM   #7
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Re: Missing line of dialogue from "Charlie X"

ToddPence wrote: View Post
In the James Blish adaptation for "Charlie X", (called "Charlie's Law"), there is a scene following the destruction of the Antares in which Kirk berates Charlie for his cold-blooded attitude toward the Anatares' destruction and makes Charlie cry. I don't know if that was in the original script or not. The Blish adaptation does not have Rand saying anything at the end of the show.

now if that scene existed i do wish it had been left in..
but perhaps moved to the end..kirk trying to get charlie to understand why he is so dangerous..
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Old September 15 2010, 07:21 AM   #8
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^^^Lose control of your Control-V there?
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Old October 13 2010, 04:49 PM   #9
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That has to be one of the saddest and most definitive of TOS endings...

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