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Old October 5 2012, 08:57 AM   #74
Re: Federation Law of restricting cloaking device

Khan clearly intended that one as a warning shot to dissuade Kirk from proceeding into the nebula, so it would make sense for it to detonate in front of the ship. Apparently, Khan still wanted Kirk alive for proper torturing.

Whether Kirk could see this from the flightpath of the torpedo and appropriately hold fire... A bit unlikely, I'd say.

But if shields are the proper way to stop torpedoes, and you waste power on CIWS only if shields aren't an option, then this would be a time for Kirk to hold fire anyway.

Timo Saloniemi
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