Re: The Genesis planet...
Well, they were running from the explosion of the Omega 13... I mean Genesis.
But since the Genesis device wasn't the only thing that could explode on the Reliant, they were also running from everything else that would be ignited - mainly her anti-matter tanks.
But that's my point. Do we know what aspect they feared would lead to their destruction? We know that the Genesis torpedo is meant to be fired at a planet and detonate and do its magic on impact. How do we know how destructive its wave would be at a distance away from the original detonation? My point was perhaps that they were more concerned about the explosive force of the warp core breach than the Genesis wave.
Then why did Kirk look to David after the time and distance reports? And why did David shake his head in response?
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