Re: Has anyone else noticed the major plot flaw in TWOK?
^Not necessarily. Khan himself said that Kirk didn't bother checking up on the colony once the Enterprise
left. It's possible that the sector was largely ignored by Starfleet until they needed it as a possible Genesis test site.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again