How many rads of radiation do you think Kirk got in the warp core? During the Wood River Junction criticality accident, a worker got over 10,000 rads and died in 49 hours. That's the highest dose in the real world that I know of (aside from Hiroshima and Nagasaki). Kirk died only a few minutes after crawling out of the core. He didn't even have time to vomit (the first symptom of radiation poisoning). He didn't have time for his skin to blacken, his hair to fall out, etc. He just passed away. How many rads do you think he got and what do you think was his exact cause of death (too soon for anemia)?