Re: Charting the Novel-verse's Discontinuities
^Kirk's line was: "You told me you could get this ship operational in two weeks. I gave you three." I take that to mean that after their initial time out in space, however long that was, they then returned to Spacedock and the crew went on leave while Scott spent three weeks trying to repair the ship.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites