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Old October 28 2013, 01:05 AM   #35
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Re: A more realistic approach to away teams

Gotham Central wrote: View Post
Funny enough…this stupid policy was actually addressed back in TOS.

Remember back in "The Ultimate Computer" the M5 very specifically pointed out that having the captain and CMO on a simple survey mission was unnecessary. Kirk of course got all in a huff over that simple bit of logic and thus the M5 joined the ranks of evil machines out to crush the human spirit….
Kirk didn't like M-5 well before the survey mission...

The Ultimate Computer wrote:
KIRK: I think that thing is wrong, and I don't know why.
MCCOY: I think it's wrong, too, replacing men with mindless machines.
KIRK: I don't mean that. I'm getting a Red Alert right here. (the back of his head) That thing is dangerous.
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