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Old July 20 2013, 08:00 PM   #31
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Re: The Menagerie/The Cage

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Just caught this on TV part way through and during some of The Cage scenes Spock has a limp... maybe I've just forgotten but can anyone tell me why?
Earlier in the episode Pike makes reference to needing to tend to their own sick and injured first after a prior event on Rigel. Spock might indeed have been limping as an affirmation of Pike's reference.
Yes, that's why.
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Old July 20 2013, 08:19 PM   #32
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Just caught this on TV part way through and during some of The Cage scenes Spock has a limp... maybe I've just forgotten but can anyone tell me why?
Earlier in the episode Pike makes reference to needing to tend to their own sick and injured first after a prior event on Rigel. Spock might indeed have been limping as an affirmation of Pike's reference.
Yes, that's why.
And one guy had a wrap on his wrist and another guy had a bandage on his neck.
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Old July 21 2013, 02:51 AM   #33
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I never understood why Mendez needed to be an illusion? It just threw a complication into the believability of the story.
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Old July 21 2013, 04:36 AM   #34
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I never understood why Mendez needed to be an illusion? It just threw a complication into the believability of the story.
I'd say it was two things. They wanted some extra "sci-fi jazz" for wonderment and surprise value, and they wanted to get a superior off Kirk's back, because Kirk makes a more compelling audience representative when he's in charge.
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Old July 22 2013, 05:03 PM   #35
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...And for that reason, they needed a superior officer to explain why Kirk is so incredibly passive throughout the adventure, essentially content to just watching television!

If Kirk's superiors force him to sit down (i.e. they convene a hearing), then the use of "The Cage" snippets as audiovisual recordings becomes more plausible. But those superiors have to be removed from the picture eventually, to let Kirk act.

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