Deep-Space missions are supposed to last for years (Kirk's was 5 years) away from home and out of touch with Mission Control.
What's this based on again? As I indicated elsewhere in the forum, that was never the intention of the original Star Trek
. That was
the intention of Star Trek: The Next Generation
, but the premise was abandoned early in the first season, after barely being mentioned.
The original Star Trek was indeed a 5 year mission.
Obviously. That doesn't mean it was a "deep space mission" like the one Anwar
suggests, where they're cut off from Starfleet for years. See my post here
. I wasn't arguing against the 5-year mission premise. Sorry if that wasn't clear.