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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: The Metrons state the planet has materials which which the combatant's can fashion weapons. Kirk mishears or misremembers this as the Metrons saying there ''were'' weapons, and spends the bulk of the episode running around, hoping to find a phaser under a pile of sand or a sword stuck in a rock. Meanwhile, the Gorn captain, having paid more attention, has fashioned a crude stone knife a net.

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: The Metrons state the planet has materials which with which the combatant's can fashion weapons. Kirk mishears or misremembers this as the Metrons saying there ''were'' weapons, and spends the bulk of the episode running around, hoping to find a phaser under a pile of sand or a sword stuck in a rock. Meanwhile, the Gorn captain, having paid more attention, has fashioned a crude stone knife a net.

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: The Metrons state the planet has materials which which the combatant's can fashion weapons. Kirk mishears or misremembers this as the Metrons saying there ''were'' weapons, and spends the bulk of the episode running around, hoping to find a phaser under a pile of sand or a sword stuck in a rock. Meanwhile, the Gorn captain, having paid more attention, has fashioned a crude stone knife a net.

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* CatchPhrase: The Metrons insist on saying, "We are the Metrons" [[BrokenRecord every time they start a conversation]].


* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Averted; Kirk orders Sulu to do a HyperspeedEscape, abandoning himself and the other crewmen who are under attack on the surface.

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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Averted; Kirk orders Sulu to do a HyperspeedEscape, abandoning himself and the other crewmen who are under attack on the surface. Fortunately the Gorn retreat before Sulu carries out the order.


* WorstAid: The SoleSurvivor of the colony is left with his head propped up against the wall. If he fell unconscious (quite likely as he has serious injuries) he'd likely die of asphyxiation.

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* WorstAid: The SoleSurvivor of survivor Kirk and the colony others find is left with his head propped up against the wall. If he fell unconscious (quite likely as he has serious injuries) he'd likely die of asphyxiation.

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* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Kirk drops a small blue ball into a mortar-like device, the resulting blast being enough to drive off their attackers.

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* ExplosiveInstrumentation: A literal version when the Gorn remotely overload Spock's tricorder, and he has to throw it away before it blows up in his face.

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* WorstAid: The SoleSurvivor of the colony is left with his head propped up against the wall. If he fell unconscious (quite likely as he has serious injuries) he'd likely die of asphyxiation.


* ObscuredSpecialEffects: We never see the Gorn attackers on the planetary surface, as they're firing shells and disrupter weapons from behind a ridge. This actually adds an air of realism to the scene, similar to how a contemporary military force would use snipers and indirect fire from artillery to soften up an enemy before moving in for the kill.

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* ObscuredSpecialEffects: We never see the Gorn attackers on the planetary surface, as they're firing shells and disrupter weapons from behind a ridge. This actually adds an air of realism to the scene, similar to how a contemporary military force would use snipers and indirect mortar fire from artillery to soften up an enemy before moving in for the kill.launching an attack.


* ObscuredSpecialEffects: We never see the Gorn attackers on the planetary surface, as they're firing shells and disrupter weapons from behind a ridge. This actually adds an air of realism to the scene, similar to how a contemporary military force would use snipers and mortars to soften up an enemy before moving in for the kill.

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* ObscuredSpecialEffects: We never see the Gorn attackers on the planetary surface, as they're firing shells and disrupter weapons from behind a ridge. This actually adds an air of realism to the scene, similar to how a contemporary military force would use snipers and mortars indirect fire from artillery to soften up an enemy before moving in for the kill.

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* ObscuredSpecialEffects: We never see the Gorn attackers on the planetary surface, as they're firing shells and disrupter weapons from behind a ridge. This actually adds an air of realism to the scene, similar to how a contemporary military force would use snipers and mortars to soften up an enemy before moving in for the kill.

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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Averted; Kirk orders Sulu to do a HyperspeedEscape, abandoning himself and the other crewmen who are under attack on the surface.


* ForgedMessage: The Enterprise is sent a faked transmission to lure then into beaming down with their Tactical personnel. [[CassandraTruth Everyone ignores Spock questioning this]] SchmuckBait.

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* ForgedMessage: The Enterprise is sent a faked transmission to lure then them into beaming down with their Tactical personnel. [[CassandraTruth Everyone ignores Spock questioning this]] SchmuckBait.



* InsultBackfire: Spock accuses Bones of being a 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!

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* InsultBackfire: Spock accuses Bones of being a sensualist when the doctor mentions how much he's going to enjoy having [[ArtificialMeat non-reconstituted food.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!

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* ForgedMessage: The Enterprise is sent a faked transmission to lure then into beaming down with their Tactical personnel. [[CassandraTruth Everyone ignores Spock questioning this]] SchmuckBait.

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