We can launch a Kirk, but not an emergency signal probe?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Cadet49, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Cadet49

    Cadet49 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't understand in Star Trek: Into Darkness - if they could launch Kirk and Harrison out into space through an auxilary port, even when the Enterprise was completely crippled, why couldn't they launch an emergency communication probe to let Earth know what was happening near the moon? It's not like the enemy ship was in any condition to block a probe or emergency beacon from reaching Earth...:confused:
     
  2. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Who would receive the probe's message and how would the Enterprise know who in Starfleet to trust?
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    Are they going to take Kirk's word, or that of the commander of Starfleet? Marcus even told Kirk what the official story would be - that he was forced to hunt Kirk down, who was in league with John Harrison.
     
  4. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    Yep. And Marcus would have people positioned to get that message out ahead of anything Kirk could say.
     
  5. feek61

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    Why not send a torpedo, nuclear bomb or some other weapon?
     
  6. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    All the 72 torpedoes going off together damaged the Vengeance only slightly. It was still in better shape than the Enterprise, being able to manoeuvre to San Francisco and all. And that was the best arsenal they had.

    They couldn't fire. Spock said as much. I guess Kirk could've pulled a Janeway, and fired the torpedoes manually, but dying from it. I am not sure what the reaction would have been if Spock screamed Marcuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus! and aligned with Khan out of rage.
     
  7. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Heh, I read the thread title and thought it was going to be about ST09...
     
  8. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Heck, for all we know Marcus's people started portraying Kirk as a rogue element trying to start a war with the Klingons the minute the E left for Kronos.
     
  9. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    :lol:Me too!
     
  10. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Ditto. :D
     
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Thritto