So I'm reviewing some episodes to try and figure out the Enterprise's warp drive system and "That Which Survives" appears to be quite the PITA. So *spoiler alert* Losira fuses the Emergency (Overload) Bypass Control. Somehow this sends the ships engines into runaway mode and the ship will explode in fifteen minutes (14 minutes 52.2 seconds). The only solution they come up with is to cut off the anti-matter fuel supply thus killing the runaway m/am reaction. That all makes a good amount of sense. But when Scotty is inside the magnetic field crawl way he says that if he accidentally ruptures that magnetic field containing the antimatter they should jettison him, and presumably the ruptured section of the field and the antimatter that would explode. But what's the point? Who cares if that second of the ship explodes? They going to all die in minutes anyway. If they could jettison that section and save the ship from the explosion, why wasn't that one of their initial options? If jettisoning Scotty doesn't save the ship from the explosion then why even bring that up? The only answer I can think of is that jettisoning Scotty actually saves Scotty and the rest of the ship still dies. Then Scotty floats around in space in the service crawl way until someone manages to find his dead body centuries later. So all the jettison talk was actually Scotty just trying to save his own skin. Jesting aside, does anyone have any rationalization for this one?