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6th Feb '18 6:55:28 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** How was this a punishment? Because Cartwright preferred Cajun. Even after the memory wipe, every time he added tomato to a dish, another little piece of him died.
6th Feb '18 6:05:31 AM CanuckGod
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**** and seems to have aged quite well in the intervening century, aside from a bout of brockpetersitis...
29th Jan '18 12:31:10 PM Bense
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** The conspirators believe they are acting in the best interests of the Federation by provoking the Klingons to war. They ditched the boots with someone who couldn't possibly be guilty quite possibly because they didn't want to get any innocent Starfleet personnel in trouble.
29th Jan '18 9:02:45 AM CrypticMirror
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** Anti-gravity magnetic boots are probably a bit harder to destroy than a pair of old Doc Martins, and even leather boots are hard to cut up. Even if they could, it still leaves them with the same problem. Being discovered in possession of a bucket full of anti-gravity boot bits is still as damning, if not moreso. They cannot destroy them, they cannot flush them overboard, they have to find a way of hiding them and obfuscating their identities. They actually picked a pretty decent way of doing it, they ditched them on someone else. Their only bad choice was picking a guy whose feet couldn't possibly fit in them. Why they chose the guy with webbed feet to ditch them on is the real headscratcher.
28th Jan '18 8:15:32 PM Borjigin
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[[folder: Why don't the assassins destroy the boots by mundane means?]]
* Why not cut the boots to confetti with a plain old knife?
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13th Jan '18 9:18:14 AM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** It's not even as retconned as all that: given the characterization of Kor in "Errand of Mercy," it seems perfectly possible that he would be relatively friendly with Kirk under neutral circumstances, even as he craves the "glorious" experience of facing him in battle.
2nd Jan '18 8:41:05 PM mithril2098
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***This is the approach the newer Trek Novels have taken. In the Star Trek Titan Novel Orions Hounds, you had a vulcan character say the vulcan version, "Only Soval could go to Andoria", and a human character mentally remark they were more used to the 'translation' version using different human history references. The Vulcan version serves as something of a double reference as well, as the Character of Soval is one of the Vulcan ambassadors from the Star Trek Enterprise series, which was set in a time when Vulcan and Andoria were engaged in a cold war type situation of their own. I believe the Soval saying appears in a few other novels as well, as the different writers tried to stay in continuity with each other.
23rd Nov '17 12:42:37 PM costanton11
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** OP here: Came up with another possible answer that I'll add for the benefit of others. In addition to the aforementioned reasons, Kirk is maverick often at odds with Starfleet Command. The conspirators in Starfleet, regarding Kirk as an unreliable loose cannon, may have assigned Kirk to be the fall guy for the additional benefit of getting rid of Kirk. Unfortunately for them, they underestimated Kirk's Determinator status.



** OP here: Came up with another possible answer that I'll add for the benefit of others. In addition to the aforementioned reasons, Kirk is maverick often at odds with Starfleet Command. The conspirators in Starfleet, regarding Kirk as an unreliable loose cannon, may have assigned Kirk to be the fall guy for the additional benefit of getting rid of Kirk. Unfortunately for them, they underestimated Kirk's Determinator status.
23rd Nov '17 12:41:52 PM costanton11
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** OP here: Came up with another possible answer that I'll add for the benefit of others. In addition to the aforementioned reasons, Kirk is maverick often at odds with Starfleet Command. The conspirators in Starfleet, regarding Kirk as an unreliable loose cannon, may have assigned Kirk to be the fall guy for the additional benefit of getting rid of Kirk. Unfortunately for them, they underestimated Kirk's Determinator status.
22nd Nov '17 7:18:48 PM nombretomado
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** It's a ShoutOut to something said to the [[DirtyCommunists Russian ambassador]] by the [[{{Eagleland}} American ambassador]] during the CubanMissileCrisis. It made as little sense in RealLife as it did in Franchise/StarTrek.

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** It's a ShoutOut to something said to the [[DirtyCommunists Russian ambassador]] by the [[{{Eagleland}} American ambassador]] during the CubanMissileCrisis.UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis. It made as little sense in RealLife as it did in Franchise/StarTrek.
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