Crazy Eddie wrote:
That it doesn't fit THEIR definition is just a matter of canon; it is, in fact, one of the very few things that has ever been clearly stated on screen that (some) Trek fans simply refuse to accept.
Just because something is cannon does not mean it isnt stupid.
And my rule is if its stupid its wrong!
Dont care if its cannon or not the rule applys
Other examples include:
Romulans ships haveing only sublight ships in balance of terror.
The whole of threshold
The no exchange medium concept on earth.