History Recap / StarTrekS1E3WhereNoManHasGoneBefore

1st Jul '16 7:41:09 PM Hyrin
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** Sulu is present but is not the helm officer.

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** Sulu is present but is not the helm officer.officer (he is the ship's botanist).
27th Mar '16 5:07:40 PM shawn_allen
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* FreezeFrameBonus: As Kirk and Spock are reviewing Mitchell's ESP record, it mentions an incident on Deneb IV where Mitchell held a psychic conversation with one of the natives. Later, Kirk and Mitchell mention the same incident, but Gary mentioning ''less'' after-effects, "except for the eyes."
5th Jan '16 8:22:45 PM LtFedora
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** The make-up on Spock is noticeably different from the rest of the show, giving him a somewhat comical appearance if you're comparing it to his "normal" look.

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** The make-up on Spock is noticeably different from the rest of the show, giving him a somewhat comical appearance if you're comparing it to his "normal" look. He also wears command yellow rather than science blue.
21st Nov '15 12:58:52 PM StarTropes
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* ClothingDamage: Of course Kirk's first fistfight of the show would get his shirt ripped.



* WhamShot: The shot of Dehner with silver eyes.

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* WhamShot: The shot of Dehner with silver eyes.eyes.
* WizardDuel: Mitchell vs Dehner, complete with ShockAndAwe.
31st Aug '15 8:59:00 PM SonicJordan
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* SuddenlyShouting \ SayMyName
** '''KIRK:''' Did you hear him joke about compassion? ABOVE ALL ELSE, A GOD NEEDS COMPASSION, MITCHELL!!
25th Aug '15 11:53:52 PM Llygodenfawr
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The ''Enterprise'' is crippled by a mysterious electric field, damaging it's engines, killing nine crewmen and shocking both Dehner and Lieutenant Commander Gary Mitchell. Mitchell is taken to the infirmary where he has developed [[GlowingEyesOfDoom strange silver eyes.]] Being an old Academy friend of Kirk, the captain personally attends to Mitchell only to find that he has been speed-reading through the ship's library at the blink of an eye. Kirk and Spock consult the ship's records to find that Dehner and Mitchell scored the highest ESP ratings. Mitchell slowly begins to develop strange powers such as reading minds, telekinetic skills and clairvoyance. While Dehner is taken in by Mitchell's transformation, Spock recognizes that Mitchell is becoming colder, more ruthless and will develop powers beyond their imagination. Spock recommends that the ''Enterprise'' head to the planet Delta Vega where a lithium-cracking station could help repair the ship's engines. Bereft of humans, Mitchell could be marooned there. Either that or execute him. Kirk, torn between his old friend and what he has become, struggles with the decision.

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The ''Enterprise'' is crippled by a mysterious electric field, damaging it's its engines, killing nine crewmen and shocking both Dehner and Lieutenant Commander Gary Mitchell. Mitchell is taken to the infirmary where he has developed [[GlowingEyesOfDoom strange silver eyes.]] Being an old Academy friend of Kirk, the captain personally attends to Mitchell only to find that he has been speed-reading through the ship's library at the blink of an eye. Kirk and Spock consult the ship's records to find that Dehner and Mitchell scored the highest ESP ratings. Mitchell slowly begins to develop strange powers such as reading minds, telekinetic skills and clairvoyance. While Dehner is taken in by Mitchell's transformation, Spock recognizes that Mitchell is becoming colder, more ruthless and will develop powers beyond their imagination. Spock recommends that the ''Enterprise'' head to the planet Delta Vega where a lithium-cracking station could help repair the ship's engines. Bereft of humans, Mitchell could be marooned there. Either that or execute him. Kirk, torn between his old friend and what he has become, struggles with the decision.
5th May '15 8:37:47 AM Lance
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* SacrificialLamb: The obvious one is Gary Mitchell himself, as he's introduced as being Kirk's closest and oldest friend, but he's KilledOffForReal by the end of the episode. More broadly, however... the ''entire cast'' were talked about in the network sales brochures and the like as if they were all going to be regular characters if the show was green-lit, so unexpectedly killing off Lee Kelso two-thirds of the way through the episode might also count (as we might otherwise have been led to believe he's going to survive and remain the show's navigator).
24th Apr '15 8:46:23 PM PirateDan
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* [[SwordOverHead Rock Over Head]] Kirk hesitates to smash Gary's head in with a huge rock. This was not a good idea
24th Feb '15 1:13:22 PM HeroGal2347
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* PrematurelyMarkedGrave: Commander Gary Mitchell has gained tremendous psionic powers, threatening the Enterprise and its crew. When Captain Kirk tracks him down and confronts him, Mitchell causes a grave and a headstone to appear. The headstone has Kirk's name and the stardates of his birth and (anticipated) death.
22nd Feb '15 2:14:21 AM PaulA
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* TheDanza: Gary Lockwood as Gary Mitchell.



* WatsonianVersusDoylist: The two explanations given for the James R. Kirk tombstone. Various Watsonian explanations include it being an in-joke between Kirk and Mitchell, or simply a goof on his part (Mitchell had [[AGodAmI god-like powers]], but as Kirk points out, is still human.) The Doylist explanation? The "R" stands for "Rice", a name Roddenberry liked to use for his characters (the protagonist of ''The Lieutenant'' was William Rice). For whatever reason, it was later changed to "T" (which didn't stand for "Tiberius" until [[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries TAS]]).
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