Re: STID's plot holes unrivaled?
How did Marcus know that Khan would beam to an uninhabited area of Kronos. Sure he wouldn't have minded bombing an actual populated area, but he couldn't see that idea to Kirk or whomever else he got to carry out the mission.
"Savor the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste when it's fresh from the vine. But don't live too long... The taste turns bitter... after a time."