Re: Charting the Novel-verse
I don't think you mentioned that Saavik was assigned to the Enterprise A in the second DC Comics series, and appeared aboard her in Mere Anarchy: The Blood-Dimmed Tide.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)