What would have happened if the Enterprise didn't achieve warp when the genesis device exploded? The shields weren't working due to the nebula. Woud the Enterprise have been destroyed? Or, would the genesis wave just destroy the existing life aboard the ship? Also, would Peter Preston be rejuvinated like Spock eventually was? Just some odd questions as I'm sitting in a boring meeting at work. Thanks
The Enterprise and everything inside it would have been re-organized at the molecular level, adding to the available matter used to create the structure of and lifeforms on the Genesis system. A lot of people forget that not only was a planet created but also a star.