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Old October 18 2012, 01:28 PM   #41
Knight Templar
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Re: Abandoned and damaged starships

Kirk could also have known there was "no life" aboard the Excalibur because he knew full well all the surviving crew would've already abandoned ship by the time he asks M-5 the question.

Remember, not only does Kirk know what the Enterprise weapons can do, but one can presume he knows all abandon ship procedures and timetables for a Constitution class starship.

Remember, Kirk also asks M-5 what the penalty is for "murder". M-5 replies "death".

Yet.

We know from "The Menagerie" that going to Talos IV is the "only death penalty still on the books".

So if M-5 were being the least bit reasonable when Kirk asked what the penalty for murder was, M-5 should've replied

"Lifetime incarceration in a Federation rehabilitation facility" or something that effect.
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