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Old August 26 2013, 03:46 PM   #23
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Re: Do you think Starfleet felt Kirk had failed any of the missions?

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Preventing a likely galactic war (had the UFP President been assinated) I suspect command would be delighted with him. We also have no idea how old the 1701-A was. Command might have recieved preliminary damaged reports and decided the ship wasn't worth the effort of repairing.
The 1701-B would've already been on the drawing board since it launches a year after the events of The Undiscovered Country. Likely the 1701-A would've been put out to pasture when Kirk had retired anyway. The battle damage just accelerated the retirement of the ship.
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