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Old 10-22-2013, 04:18 AM   #41
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Captain Kirk could have taken him back to headquarters where they would have to spend the rest of their lives in prison. Instead he offered them a chance to try out their own worldview by building a civilization on their own. If Khan meant what he said, then any risks he took were part and parcel of that and Kirk was being a magnanimous and chivalrous opponent.
If Star Trek had been science fiction, those two planets would never have swapped orbits.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:57 AM   #42
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Captain Kirk could have taken him back to headquarters where they would have to spend the rest of their lives in prison. Instead he offered them a chance to try out their own worldview by building a civilization on their own. If Khan meant what he said, then any risks he took were part and parcel of that and Kirk was being a magnanimous and chivalrous opponent.
I was taking the view of Khan. From a more objective perspective you are correct, but Khan does not strike me as a man to seek the more objective perspective. :)

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If Star Trek had been science fiction, those two planets would never have swapped orbits.
I blame the writers. Clearly Khan should have sought out a time traveling device to the late 20th century.
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