Re: The Son'a
I suppose it's possible the Son'a lied to Dougherty and they actually can be rejuvenated via normal exposure...they just wanted a faster resolution.
Might be kind of cool if one or more Son'a joined Starfleet in the future and had to get past their species' reputation, though I suppose we've already seen variations on that theme.
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