Re: How much time passes between TMP and TWoK?
It used to be very difficult for me to get non-fans to take Trek movies seriously as people used to equate excessive numbering of sequels to bad money-grabs like Rocky or Police Academy. Was sure glad they finally stopped with the TNG films.
I see what you did there
"You have been examined. Your ship must be destroyed. We make assumption you have a deity, or deities, or some such beliefs which comfort you. We therefore grant you ten Earth time periods known as minutes to make preparations."