History Recap / StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror

21st Jan '18 6:34:47 AM LtFedora
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* SubspaceAnsible: Being so far from the nearest outpost, Kirk doesn't get a response to his intent to enter the Neutral Zone until the end of the episode.
18th Dec '17 4:52:09 PM ClintEastwood
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* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: The Romulans are introduced.



%% * NobleBirdOfPrey: The Romulan symbol.

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%% * NobleBirdOfPrey: The Romulan symbol.
23rd Mar '17 8:11:11 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* NotSoDifferent: "In a different reality... I could have called you friend."

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* NotSoDifferent: "In "You and I are of a kind. In a different reality... I could have called you friend."
21st Mar '17 4:52:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealityEnsues: The episode opens with the wedding of a never-before seen character, which is broken up when the Romulans' attack. Throughout the episode we keep cutting back to him, until he's killed in the fight, leaving his fiance distraught, and the whole crew mourning the death of a man whose last day alive started as the happiest of his life, indicating that, even if the audience don't see it, those disposable crew members are still people, and their deaths are still mourned.


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* SubStory: The episode is essentially a submarine duel but with starships.
21st Mar '17 1:56:17 AM LtFedora
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* OhCrap: Everyone on the bridge (sans [[TheSpock Spock]], of course) when the Romulan ship decloaks and fires its WaveMotionGun.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Everyone on the bridge (sans [[TheSpock Spock]], of course) when the Romulan ship decloaks and fires its WaveMotionGun.


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** The Romulan Commander also gets one. When flying through a comet, about to ambush the ''Enterprise'', one of the crew says they're no longer being tailed. The Commander realizes that the ''Enterprise'' is ready to ambush ''them'' and he immediately orders an escape manuever.
14th Mar '17 6:12:31 PM jellymouse15
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*MenAreTheExpendableGender: Modern viewers may think that, because both Angela and Tomlinson are getting married, they have an equal chance of being dead by the end of the episode. However, a 1960s audience would have found this unacceptable.
13th Mar '17 2:06:46 PM jellymouse15
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*YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When Spock first discovers the unknown vessel is headed for the Neutral Zone, he addresses Kirk as "Jim." Later, in Kirk's quarters, [=McCoy=] addresses him as "Captain."
28th Feb '17 8:56:49 AM wyattte
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[[caption-width-right:350:A very chaotic debut for the Romulans! [[YouLookFamiliar No, that's not Spock's dad.]]]]
29th Jan '17 6:39:01 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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** The ''Enterprise'' having a separate phaser control room where a crew fires the weapons. In later episodes, this task would be done remotely by Sulu from the helm, without an intermediary.
7th Jan '17 4:07:37 PM nombretomado
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** If only their phasers had been operational at the time. StarFleetBattles assures us that every 2 points of phaser damage reduces a plasma torpedo's warhead yield by 1 point.

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** If only their phasers had been operational at the time. StarFleetBattles TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles assures us that every 2 points of phaser damage reduces a plasma torpedo's warhead yield by 1 point.
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