The guy has a point. If they just remove the ‘god’ everybody will split into more factions as to what it means.
OK, plan: Destroy the ship, but put a big flashing beacon to replace it. Have the flashes slowly change into shorter and longer flashes. ‘Accidentally’ overhear the locals talking about it. Offer to analyze the pattern. ‘Discover’ that their god is now talking in Morse code.
PLEASE DONT FIGHT STOP TRY NOT TO BE ASSHOLES STOP REPEAT …
Could they tractor it away to a safe distance and then effect repairs using robots? I know we never see robots onscreen in Trek but a fancier version of the bomb-disposal robots of the present day should exist!
I guess the captain’s objection is really that removing the Lexington itself won’t remove the changes it has caused in their culture.
Mark. I have to compliment you sir. This one strip beautifully sums up the central conflict of this story – the transition between TOS and TNG, both visually as well as sophistically.
Plus I’m loving how you’re coloring the Connie here. Really gives that pearlescent look.
This shit deserves big time, Mark. C’mon lets get on it already. lol
Thank you kindly 😉
I don’t really want to be “that guy”, but doesn’t all Federation starships have an emergency release mechanism for their antimatter suppy for just this kind of situation? That’d stop the core from flaring real quick!
……… Although, dumping antimatter into the atmosphere of a populated planet might count as being only incredibly irresponsible…yeah…bad idea, forget I mentioned it…
Or they could eject the warp core and secure the ship.
The core would “fall” into the atmosphere of the planet as well. Not exactly environmental friendly. 🙂
“And in that moment, they knew that their god had come to live among them.”
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