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Old November 10 2013, 06:20 PM   #197
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Re: Star Trek: TMP questions and observations

Even without that context, I think it works on the level that, facing the "death" of the real Ilia and her "resurrection" via V'ger, he realized that Ilia was more important to him than commanding the Enterprise, and--having seen indications that something remained of the real Ilia as absorbed by V'ger--was willing to take the risk to "rejoin" her in her current incarnation.

Plus he was going where no man had gone before and saving Earth in the bargain.
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