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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "Spectre of the Gun" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "Spectre of the Gun"
The gunfight at the O.K. Corral -- IN SPACE! The TOS Rewatch wilts under the "Spectre of the Gun."

An excerpt:
Having said all that—man, is this episode dumb. I can forgive the inaccuracies about the gunfight in Tombstone, partly because it’s rigged for maximum kill-the-landing-party potential, partly because it’s pulled from Kirk’s memories, which are likely scattershot in the extremis, and partly because the myths about Wyatt Earp were pretty well entrenched in the popular consciousness five decades ago. But if the Melkotians are in it to kill the intruders, why such an elaborate setup? Why is Spock (the only person not native to Earth) the one providing all the historical information when it’s Kirk’s memories this is coming from? If Spock’s mind-meld convinces them that this is all unreal, how come Kirk can still get into a fistfight with Wyatt?

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