You're welcome, Michael. It answers questions about what happened to the Defiant for me after 'The Tholian Web'. In some ways, I think it works better than what they did with combining it with the Mirror Universe. There were three Kirks in this episode and it's always interesting to see an actor stretch themselves in playing three different versions of themselves. The actual Kirk, the older, defeated Kirk, and the evil, machine Kirk.
Oopsit, am I giving away spoilers?
Anyways, this was a great episode. As far as I know, they have two or three more episodes planned before they end the series. It will be a month of sadness when they do.
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Thanks to FltCpt. Bossco for my Tattok avatar. This is Tattok when he assumed the position of Commander-in-Chief, Starfleet in the year 2411.