King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Section 31 confiscated it, as we're told when Scotty resigns.
Confiscated the thing that he invented from his brain
That's an explanation that creates more problems than it solves.
And if so, why doesn't Section 31 -- which supposedly has it -- just send Kirk and his people through it? (Which of course also gets us into a whole 'nother can of worms with how... whatever plan it was that Marcus had was supposed to work.)