Vela Kurv Ventures with Star Trek The Original Series, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

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Captain Kirk is clearly torn between personal devotion for a fellow crew officer, Gary Mitchell, and the safety of his ship’s crew. Mitchell is mutated by an energy barrier beyond the galaxy’s rim and gains tremendous psychokinetic powers which give him a god complex. Kirk attempts to consult with the ship’s psychiatrist, Elizabeth Dehner, who advises Kirk that Mitchell should not be killed.

Kirk ultimately is forced to kill Mitchell at the Delta Vega mining facility when an attempt to quarantine him there fails. Kirk is forced to kill him to protect the Enterprise. Dehner is also killed in the incident. Kirk seems willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of the truth as well as his crew. Kirk’s crew’s loyalty continues to grow even stronger.

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Vela Kurv is Angst Over “Charlie X” from Star Trek The Original Series

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Captain Kirk quickly discerns that the orphaned Charles Evans has telekinetic powers when he is angered and causes a crew member to

Captain Kirk quickly discerns that the orphaned Charles Evans has telekinetic powers when he is angered and causes a crew member to vanish before Kirk’s very eyes. Kirk also believes that Charlie is responsible for the destruction of the science vessel Antares shortly after its rendezvous with the Enterprise. Charlie claims self protection, because “they didn’t like me,” obviously an immature young man in need of direction, though still very dangerous.

Later revealed are the Thasians, thought to be mythical but all powerful. They intercede before Charlie attacks the Enterprise crew again, and apologize for not being able to save the Antares. As a result, all of Kirk’s crew is returned unharmed. Even after the attacks on Kirk’s crew, his passion for a young 17-year-old are apparent because he pleads to let the young man remain with his own (human) kind after he is taught not to use his powers. The Thasian representative explains that this cannot be done, Charlie will always use his powers, these powers were given to him to save his life when he was orphaned.

Kirk’s passion for right and wrong seem to extend to the good of human kind overall. What a leadership lesson in selfless integrity.

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