Admiral Buzzkill wrote:
Don't bring science into this, CorporalCaptain. We're talking about Star Trek.
As far as The Paradise Syndrome
goes, it seems Spock completely forgets the Enterprise has photon torpedoes and that they can build explosives with anti-matter like in Obsession
. Perhaps Spock had the goal of diverting the asteroid instead of shattering it?
My fanwank from the 1970's was that Spock broke the Enterprise
in such a way that it could no longer energize photon torpedoes. This idea was pre-TMP ["Belay that pha-ser or-der!"], and I'm also sure that I didn't crosscheck it with all the other episodes.