Re: "She can still outrun us, and outgun us."
USS Jack Riley wrote:
Remember that Reliant had taken a few phaser hits while phaser lock was inoperative. Enterprise, on the other hand, had taken multiple phaser hits, with Reliant's phaser lock operational, not to mention a photon torpedo. She may have fended off Khan's surprise attack, but it was a pyrhic (I just KNOW I spelled that wrong) victory. Yes, Enterprise was okay for now, but Reliant was not destroyed in the counter attack.
Picky mode on, but that's really not a pyrrhic victory anyway... if Reliant had been destroyed by Kirk's prefix code trick attack, but Enterprise was already so badly damaged that they couldn't restore power and life support before the crew died... then that would be a text book pyrrhic victory.
Picky mode off!
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