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Old 04-01-2009, 09:21 AM
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But you could see the ridges through those masks or whatever they were.
The ridges were on the masks/helmets

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:24 AM
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Why would they have ridges on their masks, but not on their heads?
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:27 AM
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Why would they have ridges on their masks, but not on their heads?
If they lost the ridges like in ENT and TOS, then it makes sence. Probably the whole reason for wearing them.
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That whole fight scene looks like it was shot to be sped up so it would look better---but it never made it that way in the final cut. lol
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:31 AM
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If they lost the ridges like in ENT and TOS, then it makes sence. Probably the whole reason for wearing them.
I think this is one of those things that falls into the reboot category. Just like there will be no explanation why the Romulans don't have that ridge that they had in TNG, the Klingons will have a look that will be how the creators want them to look in this new universe. I think it's safe to say they won't touch any of that Ent, TOS changing Klingon stuff.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:38 AM
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That and the whole slooooooooow punches and dodging, and the bazooka
Awww c'mon! Be fair!

The slow punches were an attempt to show the difference in capabilities of the two opponents. That scene, as laughably bad as it was, was successful in establishing the ways in which Kirk was overmatched by the Gorn in hand to hand combat. It set the table for the necessity of Kirk's search for a weapon.

And the bazooka, that is one of the best ever ideas! When I recently showed him this episode, my son reacted exactly as I did at his age. He was totally drawn in to Kirk's desperate attempts to complete his makeshift gun before the Gorn finished him off. And when the Kirk blasted the Gorn, he threw up his arms in victory.

And then, when my son was flushed with the thrill of Kirk's victory and rooting for Kirk to polish off the Gorn, the writer has Kirk demonstrate that the true measure of his intelligence is not his ability to construct a gun, but his ablility to use his mind to reel in his capacity for violence.

Great episode! Top shelf!
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