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* FridgeHorror: Given that Drusilla is a SexSlave, if Kirk slept with her in the SexyDiscretionShot she wouldn't have been able to say no.

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* FridgeHorror: Given that Drusilla is a SexSlave, if Kirk slept with her in the SexyDiscretionShot she wouldn't have been able to say no.no -- not that she seemed overly anxious to.

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* FridgeHorror: Given that Drusilla is a SexSlave, if Kirk slept with her in the SexyDiscretionShot she wouldn't have been able to say no.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The gladiatorial games as they're presented here seem a lot like modern reality game shows like ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and ''Series/AmericanIdol''. Only with decapitations.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The end of the episode, as delivered by Lieutenant Uhura.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Bones keeps nagging at the idea of the "sun" faith, saying it doesn't make sense because "Rome had no sun worshippers". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_(mythology) The hell they didn't!]] Spock claims later that solar worship was usually a "primitive superstition-religion"; believers in Surya, Shamash and the numerous Egyptian sun deities (among many others) would have a great deal to say about that. This is Gene Roddenberry's work again: he thought all religions were primitive superstitions we would dispense with in The Future.
* GeniusBonus: Flavius Maximus isn't many letters away from a similarly-named Earth Roman Empire commander, who won much advantage by knowing when ''not'' to fight.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Bones keeps nagging at the idea of the "sun" faith, saying it doesn't make sense because "Rome had no sun worshippers". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_(mythology) The hell they didn't!]] Spock claims later that solar worship was usually a "primitive superstition-religion"; believers in Surya, Shamash and the numerous Egyptian sun deities (among many others) would have a great deal to say about that. This is Gene Roddenberry's work again: he thought all religions were primitive superstitions we would dispense with in The Future.
* GeniusBonus: Flavius Maximus isn't many letters away from a similarly-named Earth Roman Empire commander, who won much advantage by knowing when ''not'' to fight.fight.
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* GeniusBonus: Flavious Maximus isn't many letters away from a similarly-named Earth Roman Empire commander, who won much advantage by knowing when ''not'' to fight.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Bones keeps nagging at the idea of the "sun" faith, saying it doesn't make sense because "Rome had no sun worshippers". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_(mythology) The hell they didn't!]] Spock claims later that solar worship was usually a "primitive superstition-religion"; believers in Surya, Shamash and the numerous Egyptian sun deities (among many others) would have a great deal to say about that. This is Gene Roddenberry's work again: he thought all religions were primitive superstitions we would dispense with in The Future.
* GeniusBonus: Flavious Flavius Maximus isn't many letters away from a similarly-named Earth Roman Empire commander, who won much advantage by knowing when ''not'' to fight.

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* GeniusBonus: Flavious Maximus isn't many letters away from a similarly-named Earth Roman Empire commander, who won much advantage by knowing when ''not'' to fight.

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