Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by LeadHead, Jun 23, 2011.
T'PAU: If both survive the lirpa, combat will continue with the ahn woon.
KIRK: Uh...what do you mean, if both survive?
T'PAU: This combat is to the det.
(Hey, if people can spell 'wessel' phonetically, I can do the same with 'det'. )
T'Pau: This combat is to the death.
Kirk shits his pants.
KIRK: Now wait a minute, ma'am. Who said anything about a fight to the death?
(Brian: it would have looked wrong if you'd spelled it "death" anyway! )
MCCOY: These men are friends. To force them to fight until one of them is killed...
T'PAU: I can forgive such a display only once. Challenge was given and lawfully accepted. It has begun. Let no one interfere.
(And so the fight begins, first with a trial of brute strength, then a good swing by Spock slices open Kirk's tunic and cuts his chest. It is clear that the first officer will kill his captain, given the chance. When Kirk is down and unarmed, Spock goes in for the final blow.)
McCOY: Spock! No!
(Kirk rolls out of the way just in time.)
McCOY: Is this Vulcan chivalry? The air is too hot and thin for Kirk. He's not used to it.
T'PAU: The air is the air. What can be done?
MCCOY: (holding up a hypo) I can compensate for the atmosphere and the temperature with this. At least it'll give Kirk a fighting chance.
T'Pau: Thee may proceed.
MCCOY: You're going to have to kill him, Jim.
Kirk: Kill Spock? That's not what I came to Vulcan for, is it? What's that?
MCCOY: It's a tri-ox compound. It'll help you breathe. Now be careful!
KIRK: Sound medical advice.
T'PAU: The ahn woon.
(The bells sound, and both men are given long straps with weights and tassels on the ends. Spock demonstrates it use by lassoing Kirk's legs and knocking him down with it before holding it in the middle to use first as a flail, and finally to strangle his opponent.)
MCCOY; Get your hands off of him, Spock! He's finished. He's dead.
T'PAU: I grieve with thee.
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