Greg Cox wrote:
"Opernation--Annihilhate" comes to mind. There's a reason it wasn't titled "Operation--Peace and Tranquility!"
They killed off Kirk's brother AND his sister-in-law . . . and a whole string of obscure alien planets.
Correct me if I'm wrong, Greg (may I call you Greg?), but in the original script, didn't Kirk end up destroying all life on the planet
Feel free. We're all Trekkies here.
To answer your question, I don't know. I'm not familiar with the original script. I can't remember: how many survivors were there by the time the Enterprise showed up?
I vaguely recall some concern about blinding everybody on the planet, but they got around it.