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Old June 5 2013, 07:25 PM   #19
Cinema Geekly
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Re: Why Let Khan Live?

Jonas Grumby wrote: View Post
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Why take the chance that a random ship stops by...
That wasn't really a likely possibility in TOS. While the plots of certain episodes did require the Enterprise to sort of "go back home" to ferry ambassadors or whatnot, the basic setting of the show was on the far frontier of explored space. And space was a lot bigger and a lot less crowded in TOS than in the spinoffs. A "remote" planet actually could be remote.
Well.....so far as the characters know anyway. I mean every week they were discovering strange new worlds, certainly they would start realizing that the universe IS more crowded than they expected.

It still seems like too big of a chance to take, but i also have the foresight of retconned augments who appear A LOT more powerful than Khan and crew were in Space Seed or WoK.
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