Re: Should Illia and Decker have survived ?
Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing Lt Decker and Ensign Ilia milling around somewhere.
Ilia seemed fairly young, so it's possible she wouldn't have even been at the Academy by the time the Enterprise
was launched under Pike in the nuTrek universe.
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"