Crazy Eddie wrote:
The answer to Decker's question may very well by "No."
Bullshit. I don't believe for a second that you really believe that. Spock merely believed that they alone could not save Rigel.
The Doomsday Machine wrote:
SPOCK: I am aware of the Rigel system's population, Commodore, but we are only one ship. Our deflector shields are strained, our subspace transmitter is useless. Logically, our primary duty is to survive in order to warn Starfleet Command.
Can you name a single instance where a scientific mission took priority over a military mission? Your answer lies there...