Re: A more realistic approach to away teams
Gotham Central wrote:
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.
"I tell you what you all need, you need to take a thirteenth step, down off your high horse." - Hank Hill, King of the Hill