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Old February 25 2013, 10:00 PM   #305
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Re: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS 5-page preview

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I believe that, too, as I've posted several times. But I don't think he's from the Botany Bay.
I wonder if the Botany Bay isn't like the treasure/weapon everyone is racing to get to first in the movie?
In some ways, it could be. Or its crew. I've kind of thought the Botany Bay was found, who its crew is discovered, and the Federation, with no idea what to do with them, keeps them in stasis in secret London. A Guantanamo type of thing, at least until they decide what to do with them.
Harrison, whos's been studying them, "goes Marla," to the point of even enhancing himself. He believes they should be released. He also knows Starfleet's fear of that.
The line Spock has in "Space Seed" about whether or not the Federation would want it known that all those Napoleons are loose in the galaxy triggered the thought in my mind. There's also the moral issue of reviving them or keeping them in stasis given they may be criminals. Hence, Harrison's position wouldn't be totally without merit.

Of course that opinion and five bucks will get you a latte at Starbucks.

I was thinking something similar to this, only it's not Starfleet who gets the Botany Bay, but instead it's a more aggressive faction within Starfleet that forms after the Nero-Vulcan events.
And they get the whole Khan story and location from a classified report by Spock Prime, who shared it with the Starfleet of this universe as a warning.
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