King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Most of the Trek films have plot holes you can fly the U.S.S. Vengeance through.
Ditto the episodes. Why did Edith Keeler have to die? Kirk could have taken her to the future and have lived happily ever after. And that's supposed to be Trek's finest moment.
Nah, not really a plot hole. For all we know, if Edith had just disappeared with no body, one of the bums at the mission might have been blamed for murdering her, and have been prevented from doing whatever Great Thing they were meant to do, that was both inspired by her and essential to the timeline.
The premise of the episode, the tricorder readings of the obituary, demanded that there actually be