History Recap / StarTrekS1E18Arena

16th Sep '16 1:18:47 PM Chubzhac
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* DisproportionateRetribution: We're meant to think the Gorns may have been justified in repelling what they saw as an invasion of their territory, but this kind of ignores their killing helpless women and children.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: We're meant to think the Gorns may have been justified in repelling what they saw as an invasion of their territory, but this kind of ignores their killing helpless women and children. It's made worse when you consider the fact that the Gorn can understand our language, meaning that they decided to kill everyone at the outpost without trying to communicate with them and knowingly refused their attempt to surrender.
5th Sep '16 9:34:05 PM HeroGal2347
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* InsultBackfire: Spock accuses Bones of being a sensualist. "You bet your pointed ears I am!" the good doctor says proudly. It isn't often one of Spock's insults backfires on him!

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* InsultBackfire: Spock accuses Bones of being a sensualist.sensualist when the doctor mentions how much he's going to enjoy having non-reconstituted food. "You bet your pointed ears I am!" the good doctor says proudly. It isn't often one of Spock's insults backfires on him!
5th Sep '16 4:46:55 PM themisterfree
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* NoNameGiven: The Gorn Captain's name is never mentioned.

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* NoNameGiven: The Gorn Captain's name is never mentioned. Some Expanded Universe sources gave him different names: either [[IHaveManyNames S'alath, S'slee or S'salk]].
20th Jul '16 6:22:08 PM firejewel
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* NoNameGiven: The Gorn Captain's name is never mentioned.
9th Mar '16 9:35:26 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Kirk's makeshift cannon. Future ''Franchise/StarTrek'' media would end up repeatedly mentioning that Kirk got ''really'' lucky that the cannon didn't just blew up and killed him.
20th Jan '16 7:42:56 PM LtFedora
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: A minor example--the sound effect of the ''Enterprise'' firing phasers is different from what it will end up being.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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A minor example--the sound effect of the ''Enterprise'' firing phasers is different from what it will end up being.being.
** An aversion, as this is the first mention of a "Federation" that Kirk works for. It would be fully named in "A Taste of Armageddon."
5th Nov '15 3:24:41 PM MarkLungo
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* WowingCthulhu: During the first encounter with the Gorn, the Enterprise and the Gorn ship are stopped in space by a mysterious and powerful race called the Metrons, who take Kirk and the Gorn captain to a deserted planet to fight to the death. When Kirk finally gains the advantage, he refuses to strike the final blow which surprises the Metrons, who finally manifest before him, and admit they had not expected him to have the advanced trait of mercy.

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* WowingCthulhu: During the first encounter with the Gorn, the Enterprise and the Gorn ship are stopped in space by a mysterious and powerful race called the Metrons, who take Kirk and the Gorn captain to a deserted planet to fight to the death. When Kirk finally gains the advantage, he refuses to strike the final blow which surprises the Metrons, who finally manifest before him, and admit they had not expected him to have the advanced trait of mercy.mercy.
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13th Sep '15 10:05:11 AM SteveMB
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* BloodSport: Kirk accuses the Metrons of this, declaring "You'll have to get your entertainment somewhere else" after refusing to kill the defeated Gorn.
29th Jul '15 11:35:07 AM wyattte
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6th Jul '15 4:24:49 PM HeroGal2347
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* SwordOverHead: Kirk, in this position with the Gorn, refuses to kill him.

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* SwordOverHead: Kirk, in this position with the Gorn, refuses to kill him.him.
* WowingCthulhu: During the first encounter with the Gorn, the Enterprise and the Gorn ship are stopped in space by a mysterious and powerful race called the Metrons, who take Kirk and the Gorn captain to a deserted planet to fight to the death. When Kirk finally gains the advantage, he refuses to strike the final blow which surprises the Metrons, who finally manifest before him, and admit they had not expected him to have the advanced trait of mercy.
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