Re: General order 24, were Kir kand Scotty bluffing?
Kirk does the same thing in "Spectre of the Gun". The Melkotian warning buoy says this is our place, leave now, we're not going to tell you again. But Kirk has orders to establish contact and heads further in.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)