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Old October 7 2013, 01:36 PM   #413
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Re: My Greivences of Nutrek. What makes me a hater...

Enterprise is Great wrote: View Post
Franklin wrote: View Post

The thing that's rather silly about the plan, though, is the need to fire all 72 torpedoes. Even if Kirk intended to use them, he could've decided using them all was too risky for starting a war, so he could've located Khan and fired only one or two at his position, which should've been enough.
Marcus really doesn't need all the torpedoes to be fired just enough to piss off the Klingons. He was expecting the Enterprise to be crippled (by his sabotage) and then attacked and destroyed by the Klingons thus destroying all the torps.
Good point. Or, Kirk would use what were left to defend the Enterprise. Either way, it's all good for Marcus.

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UFO wrote: View Post
Of course there is unlikely to be room for fuel or a warhead when what looked like well over half the internal volume was taken up with something that is not supposed to be there.
As Franklin suggested Khan may have been involved in developing the torpedoes. This opens up the possibility that the torpedoes could have been made smaller but were made the usual size with redundant fuel cells or other ways of providing excess internal space.
Khan had to know he needed some kind of plan to save himself and his people. He knew not to trust Marcus. As soon as he wasn't useful to Marcus any more, he and his people would be dead. (After all, if the shoe had been on the other foot, that's probably how Khan would've played it.)
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