Re: What happened to the crashed saucer section?
yeah, i'd say they either recovered the saucer separately... or 'customised it', and expanded on it, to create a new Federation colony on the planet
Didn't the planet have a pre-industrial society on it? I doubt the Federation would allow a colony on a planet with a pre-warp society.
They probably retrieved/destroyed it all.
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