Robert Comsol wrote:
All you can say though is that at 2948.5 "full repairs [are] in progress." They could have been in progress from the moment Kirk made the previous log entry and this log entry would be the same (assuming that they were still in progress).
2945.7 - Finney dies (1.6 digits to >)
2947.3 - initial log entry / starship status chart
shows NCC-1701 to be 83% complete (1.2 digits to >)
2948.5 - full repairs in progress / "couple of days" (0.4 digits to >)
2948.9 - repairs almost complete
we disagree on when the 2947.3 log entry occurs. I see it happening before Kirk meets Stone, you seem to see it as concurrent. I also don't see this meeting as the first thing Kirk (or Stone) would attend to upon the Enterprise's arrival. Getting his ship's assets back in the field would be the priority. The formal meeting over Finney's death would come after, once repair work was under way. Not saying it was days but I don't see it as immediate either.
Even if we were to assume that the ion storm took place in the same system as Starbase 11, interpreting this as a repair status chart would mean that
Maybe that's why Stone is no longer in command of a starship.
- it took the original repair crew only 1.6 digits to do 83% of the necessary repairs, but with the "help" of the extra crew
- it took them the same amount of time (1.6 digits) just to get the "final" repairs / 13% done!
Presupposes that the chart progress reflects a time element. There are other, more likely measurements, such as milestones or number of tasks/jobs.
And what was Spock doing all these days (?) with the computer logs? His arrival in Stone's office clearly shows he's late and was expected.
late for the meeting