Just a quick post to report in as the O.P. in this thread "I'm Back!"
My aged laptop died recently, so I haven't been able to spend any time on TrekBBS. I'm now on a brand-new machine.
This particular discussion has certainly taken on a life of its own in my absence, hasn't it?
I have some thoughts I will try to post later. I'm still catching up on reading this thread. Wow. Talk about a lengthy dialogue. I had no idea that an old, destroyed spaceship that was never even seen (nor was her crew ever seen) in one ep of TOS could spark such a lively conversation. Wish I would've started this one a long time ago.