Watched it today for the first time in years
Why did Nomad vapourise the four Redshirts, yet merely zapped Scotty, killing him albeit, and Nurse Chapel, stunning her ?
What an inconsiderate piece of space debris it was
Also, if its first salvo was 90 times the power of one photon torpedo, taking the shields down to 20%, how could the Enterprise expect to take another four hits, according to Spock ?
Also, why would Kirk be surprised that the as yet unseen Nomad could absorb one photon torpedo when just previously his own ship had fielded a blast of 90 x the power of one ?