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** Also keep in mind that the guy responsible for working out the said calculations and accidental time travel happened to be infected by the virus and effectively in the grip of an emotional breakdown.




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* The final act of Karidian's life, TakingTheBullet for Kirk when he has discovered his daughter is the actual killer.



* Spock is under the influence of a LotusEaterMachine, and Kirk has to get him mad enough to shake off its effects--not easy with a Vulcan. Once he's done insulting him, his race, and his girlfriend, and Spock's finally had enough, he throws Kirk around like a rag doll, even bending the metal bar Kirk tries to use to keep him at bay. He's about to remove Kirk's head when he finally comes to his senses. A hilarious moment for Kirk when he's trying to provoke him, and a rare look at what a Vulcan who's [[BewareTheNiceOnes finally had enough]] is capable of.

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* Spock (along with most of the crew) is under the influence of a LotusEaterMachine, and Kirk has to get him mad enough to shake off its effects--not easy with a Vulcan. Once he's done insulting him, his race, race,his parents and his girlfriend, and Spock's finally had enough, he throws Kirk around like a rag doll, even bending the metal bar Kirk tries to use to keep him at bay. He's about to remove Kirk's head when he finally comes to his senses. A hilarious moment for Kirk when he's trying to provoke him, and a rare look at what a Vulcan who's [[BewareTheNiceOnes finally had enough]] is capable of.



* Later in that same episode, Ambassador Fox gets one when he decides to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]] and become {{Ambadassador}} Fox.

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* Later in that same episode, Ambassador Fox gets one when he decides to [[LetsGetDangerous get dangerous]] and become {{Ambadassador}} Fox. Starfleet doesn't promote complete jerks, thank you very much.




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* Kirk's reaction when cornered by the "monster." He knows that the creature in front of him has already killed several men. It is monstrous in form. He is not completely clear on exactly how it kills, so he has no idea what to watch out for. He is armed with a weapon that can destroy it, but only if he is quick enough to strike first. He chooses instead to try and communicate with it.
* Spock agreeing to mindmeld with a creature which has been known to kill with a touch. Considering how dangerous later series have shown mindmelds to be, and he doesn't even know whether the thing has any sort of mind, that probably took some nerve.
* And the Horta herself - she is completely outnumbered by the strange, horrible looking attackers who are destroying her eggs, all that is left of her species, and singlehandedly manages to eliminate much of the opposition, and if not for the starship's arrival, would probably have dealt with the entire mining colony over time.


--->'''Spock:''' After a time, you may find that [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting]]. It is not logical, but it is often true.

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--->'''Spock:''' -->'''Spock:''' After a time, you may find that [[WantingIsBetterThanHaving having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting]]. It is not logical, but it is often true.


[[AC: [[Recap/StarTrekS1E13TheConscienceOfTheKing The Conscience of the King]]

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[[AC: [[Recap/StarTrekS1E13TheConscienceOfTheKing The Conscience of the King]]King]]]]



'''Karidian''': If you're so sure that I'm Kodos, why not kill me now? [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred Let bloody vengeance take its final course!]] [[StrawNihlist And see what difference it makes to this universe of yours.]]

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'''Karidian''': -->'''Karidian''': If you're so sure that I'm Kodos, why not kill me now? [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred Let bloody vengeance take its final course!]] [[StrawNihlist [[StrawNihilist And see what difference it makes to this universe of yours.]]

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* Kirk and Karidian have a very tense conversation where Kirk accuses Karidian of being Kodos the Executioner. Karidian manages to simultaneously take offense that Kirk thinks he's the notorious killer, and quite [[ButHeSoundsHandsome defensive over Kirk's eagerness to judge Kodos for his actions.]] What results is a ShutUpKirk of downright Shakespearian levels.
'''Karidian''': If you're so sure that I'm Kodos, why not kill me now? [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred Let bloody vengeance take its final course!]] [[StrawNihlist And see what difference it makes to this universe of yours.]]

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** Yet another example of a notable black character was Commodore Stone from [[Recap/StarTrekS1E20CourtMartial "Court Martial"]], played by Percy Rodriguez, who conducted Kirk's trial because he ''outranked him!''


* Khan has taken over the ''Enterprise'', with Kirk held inside a decompression chamber, slowly getting deprived of oxygen. Khan demands that the crew bow down before him, but [[UndyingLoyalty the crew firmly refuses]], [[VillainousBreakdown leading Khan to shout "IT'S SO USELESS!"]]

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* Khan has taken over the ''Enterprise'', with Kirk held inside a decompression chamber, slowly getting deprived of oxygen. Khan demands that the crew bow down before him, but the crew, possessing a toughness as the cream of Starfleet that arrogant dictator [[EvilCannotComprehendGood can never understand]] [[UndyingLoyalty the crew firmly refuses]], [[VillainousBreakdown leading Khan to shout "IT'S SO USELESS!"]]


** In fact, if you read their respective autobiographies, it becomes pretty clear that the events of the Kiss Scene are the ''only'' thing the two see eye-to-eye on. Nichols and Shatner really ''don't'' get along.

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** In fact, if you read their respective autobiographies, it becomes pretty clear that the events of the Kiss Scene are the ''only'' thing the two see eye-to-eye on. Nichols and Shatner really ''don't'' get along.along, but on this, they were in complete agreement.


* Sarek gets into an argument with rival ambassador Gav, who decides to make the argument physical. Gav grabs Sarek by the shoulder, who then [[CherryTapping lightly taps]] Gav's palms, who is [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom sent reeling]] [[SuperStrength four feet back and hard into a]] wall. If Kirk hadn't interrupted, Sarek would've clearly shown Gav how [[TooDumbToLive illogical]] [[UnderestimatingBadassery it would be]] to make [[GeniusBruiser a Vulcan]] feel like the logical thing to do is getting into a fistfight.

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* Sarek gets into an argument with rival ambassador Gav, who decides to make the argument physical. Gav grabs Sarek by the shoulder, who then and he responds by [[CherryTapping lightly taps]] tapping]] Gav's palms, who is palms, [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom sent sending him reeling]] [[SuperStrength four feet back and hard into a]] wall. If Kirk hadn't interrupted, Sarek would've clearly shown Gav how [[TooDumbToLive illogical]] [[UnderestimatingBadassery it would be]] to make [[GeniusBruiser a Vulcan]] feel like the logical thing to do is getting into a fistfight.

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* It's understated, [[SmallRoleBigImpact but Flavius' involvement is definitely part of what saved the trio this episode.]]
** First he's chosen as [=McCoy=]'s opponent in the televised fight, and is deliberately trying not to hurt him - even when 'forced' to make the fight entertaining, he gives [=McCoy=] help on how to hold his weapon properly, whereas anyone else would've quickly overpowered the doctor and killed him on the spot.
** Second, when he sees Kirk about to be summarily executed, he runs straight into the thick of things yelling "Murderers! You want death, then fight me!" - this gets him gunned down, but it was just the distraction Kirk needed to grab one of their guns, along with buy the seconds needed for Scotty's planet-wide 'lights out' trick that allows Kirk to get away in the darkness (then find and break out Spock/[=McCoy=]), and which leads into Mevik's [[RedemptionEqualsDeath final redemption]] that gets them beamed away.


* Spock trying to convince T'Pau to release Kirk from participating in the ''Kal-i-fee.'' Spock, who has been beaten up over his [[HalfBreedDiscrimination human half]] for his whole life, gives his people more fuel and even takes a few shots from [[GrandeDame T'Pau]], the woman Kirk described as "all of Vulcan wrapped up in one package." While Spock is never in any physical danger in this scene, it may be the bravest thing he ever does in the entire series.

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* ** Speaking of which, Spock trying to convince T'Pau to release Kirk from participating in the ''Kal-i-fee.'' ''Kal-i-fee'', period. Spock, who has been beaten up over his [[HalfBreedDiscrimination human half]] for his whole life, gives his people more fuel with this request and even takes a few shots from [[GrandeDame T'Pau]], the woman Kirk described as "all of Vulcan wrapped up in one package." While Spock is never in any physical danger in this scene, it may be the bravest thing he ever does in the entire series.


* Spock's solution leads to the pure, grade-A badass image of Spock, Kirk, Bones and Scotty standing up to a crew of gunfighters, and responding to ''direct hits'' [[NoSell with completely deadpan expressions]]. For just that moment, the crew of the Enterprise were the biggest [=BAMFs=] in the galaxy.

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* Spock's solution leads to the pure, grade-A badass image of Spock, Kirk, Bones and Scotty standing up to a crew of gunfighters, and responding to ''direct hits'' [[NoSell with completely deadpan expressions]].expressions]], while the fence behind them is chewed up by the bullets. For just that moment, the crew of the Enterprise were the biggest [=BAMFs=] in the galaxy.




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** One more from that sequence: after Kirk has quickly and easily beaten Wyatt Earp to the ground, he pulls his own pistol. A defenseless, clearly frightened Earp is pretty much looking down the gun's barrel as Kirk cocks the hammer. It would've been very easy to use the illusory gun to kill the illusory Earp for revenge. But Kirk won't commit murder, even in an illusion. So he uncocks the gun, tosses it away, and releases Earp.


'''Kirk:''' I am the Kirk, the creator?\\

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'''Kirk:''' I am the Kirk, the creator?\\Creator?\\



'''Kirk:''' ''You are wrong!'' [[InternalReveal Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. You have mistaken me for him.]] You are in error. You did not discover your mistake. You have made ''two'' errors. You are flawed and imperfect -- and you have not corrected by sterilization, you have made ''three'' errors!\\

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'''Kirk:''' ''You are wrong!'' [[InternalReveal Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. dead! You have mistaken me for him.]] You are in error. error! You did not discover your mistake. You have made ''two'' errors. You are flawed and imperfect -- and you have not corrected by sterilization, you have made ''three'' errors!\\


''Nomad:''' ''[in high-pitched voice]'' [[AC:[[OhCrap ...Error. Error. Error. Examine.]]]]\\

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''Nomad:''' '''Nomad:''' ''[in high-pitched voice]'' [[AC:[[OhCrap ...Error. Error. Error. Examine.]]]]\\


''Nomad:''' [[AC:Error is inconsistent with my prime functions. Sterilization is correction.]]\\

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''Nomad:''' '''Nomad:''' [[AC:Error is inconsistent with my prime functions. Sterilization is correction.]]\\


-->'''Kirk:''' You ''must sterilize'' in case of error?
-->'''Nomad:''' Error is inconsistent with my prime functions. Sterilization is correction.
-->'''Kirk:''' Everything that is in error ''must'' be sterilized?
-->'''Nomad:''' There are no exceptions.
-->'''Kirk:''' Nomad, I made an error in creating you.
-->'''Nomad:''' The creation of perfection is no error.
-->'''Kirk:''' I did not create perfection. I created... error.
-->'''Nomad:''' Your data is faulty. I am Nomad. I am perfect.
-->'''Kirk:''' I am the Kirk, the creator?
-->'''Nomad:''' You are the Creator.
-->'''Kirk:''' You are wrong! [[InternalReveal Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. You have mistaken me for him.]] You are in error. You did not discover your mistake. You have made two errors. You are flawed and imperfect and you have not corrected by sterilization. You have made three errors!
-->'''Nomad:''' ''[in high-pitched voice]'' [[OhCrap ...Error. Error. Error. Examine.]]
-->'''Kirk:''' You are flawed, and imperfect! Execute your prime function!
-->'''Nomad:''' ''[high-pitched, shaking, circuits audibly frying]'' I shall analyze error... analyze...

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-->'''Kirk:''' You ''must sterilize'' ''must'' sterilize in case of error?
-->'''Nomad:''' Error
error?\\
''Nomad:''' [[AC:Error
is inconsistent with my prime functions. Sterilization is correction.
-->'''Kirk:''' Everything
correction.]]\\
'''Kirk:''' ''Everything''
that is in error ''must'' be sterilized?
-->'''Nomad:''' There
sterilized?\\
'''Nomad:''' [[AC:There
are no exceptions.
-->'''Kirk:'''
exceptions.]]\\
'''Kirk:'''
Nomad, I made an error in creating you.
-->'''Nomad:''' The
you.\\
'''Nomad:''' [[AC:The
creation of perfection is no error.
-->'''Kirk:'''
error.]]\\
'''Kirk:'''
I did not create perfection. I created... error.
-->'''Nomad:''' Your
error.\\
'''Nomad:''' [[AC:Your
data is faulty. I am Nomad. I am perfect.
-->'''Kirk:'''
perfect.]]\\
'''Kirk:'''
I am the Kirk, the creator?
-->'''Nomad:''' You
creator?\\
'''Nomad:''' [[AC:You
are the Creator.
-->'''Kirk:''' You
Creator.]]\\
'''Kirk:''' ''You
are wrong! wrong!'' [[InternalReveal Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. You have mistaken me for him.]] You are in error. You did not discover your mistake. You have made two ''two'' errors. You are flawed and imperfect -- and you have not corrected by sterilization. You sterilization, you have made three errors!
-->'''Nomad:'''
''three'' errors!\\
''Nomad:'''
''[in high-pitched voice]'' [[OhCrap ...[[AC:[[OhCrap ...Error. Error. Error. Examine.]]
-->'''Kirk:'''
]]]]\\
'''Kirk:'''
You are flawed, and imperfect! Execute your prime function!
-->'''Nomad:'''
function!\\
'''Nomad:'''
''[high-pitched, shaking, circuits audibly frying]'' I [[AC:I shall analyze error... analyze...
error. Analyze... Error...]]

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