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Old May 21 2013, 08:10 AM   #3354
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Gep Malakai wrote: View Post

While you've got your screenwriting hat on, can you venture an explanation as to why they hid the ship in the flippin' ocean in the first place? I like it, it looked cool, and it established just how powerful the Enterprise is, making the beating it took from the Vengeance even more impressive, but I'm at a loss as to what the in-universe rationale is. Did Kirk do it just because he could?

They likely parked the Enterprise nearby because they rightly guessed that the shuttle might not make it back. It gives them a staging area inside the atmosphere. And given Kirk's nature at the start of the film, because he could. "Hey, this ship can be submerged in an emergency, right? This is an emergency!"

We weren't privy to the planning meetings that proceeded the mission, but I'd imagine that there objections to that point.
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