Re: Abandoned and damaged starships
But then in that case Kirk wouldn't have asserted that the reason for there being no life was because the M5 had murdered it. You don't likely get a second chance to out-think a super smart machine.
That assumes that M5 would have been as well versed in Constitution
evacuation procedures as Kirk. But since it's a machine that's not supposed to have
any crew, Kirk might trust it would not stop to consider evacuation as a reason for the total loss of life at the ship it had targeted...
Kirk is tap-dancing on a high wire anyway. He probably wouldn't think he can outsmart a computer - but he knows how to manipulate people, and M5 is people.
Kirk did quite alright versus Nomad.
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” — Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)