Re: Has anyone else noticed the major plot flaw in TWOK?
Regarding the Ceti Alpha V / VI debate, my view is that Starfleet saw a big bang and assumed that Ceti Alpha V had blown up which is why no-one checked on Khan in X number of years and why Chekov had no problem hanging around in that system.
I'm inclined to think Starfleet wasn't paying attention at all. The system would seem to be in relatively close proximity to Klingon space, so it wouldn't surprise me if the Federation avoided the area as much as possible. The only reason Reliant
was nearby was because it needed to find a test site for Genesis.
"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