Re: If they had any balls... It still counts as exploration, though. Whether by necessity or simply for the sake of doing so, it's still investigating something unknown. As far as Star Trek XII is concerned. But TOS-style explorin' was never limited to just "strange new worlds and seekin' out thems new lifes," etc. Heck, Kirk and the gang were still learning a lot about Vulcans in "Amok Time."