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Old October 19 2013, 02:20 PM   #427
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Re: My Greivences of Nutrek. What makes me a hater...

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The torpedoes were armed, that's how they were able to make them go off inside the Vengeance. They always had that capability.
We really don't know that for sure. They could have easily put explosives where the cryo-tubes were. Even if they still had weapons payload, my scenario still works out.
Nope. The torpedoes had active warheads. They weren't added. Remember Spock briefing McCoy on his plan:

Spock: Dr. McCoy, you inadvertently activated a torpedo, could you replicate the process?
Bones: Why the hell would I want to do that?
Spock: Can you or can you not?
Bones: Dammit, man. I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician.
Spock: The fact that you're doctor is precisely why I need you to listen very carefully.

Verdict: Khan stuffed his people inside torpedoes with live warheads.
I'm not sure that he meant activate in as 'to explode'. I thought he meant 'to open' (and reveal its contents) now that it has people (in cryo-tubes) inside. Otherwise why would Spock ask McCoy how to activate the tubes - he doesn't want them to explode inside The Enterprise.
If Spock knows the torpedoes have live warheads and will presumably explode on impact why not just tell Khan he'll launch them if he doesn't beam over Kirk (and Scotty and Marcus)
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