They used to say if man could fly, he'd have wings.
But he did fly. He discovered he had to.
Do you wish that the first Apollo mission hadn't reached the moon, or that we hadn't gone on to Mars, and then to the nearest star? That's like saying that you wished you still operated with scalpels and sewed your patients up with catgut like your great great great great grandfather used to.
I'm in command. I could order this.
But I'm not because Doctor McCoy is right in pointing out pointing out the enormous enormous danger potential potential in any contact with life and intelligence as fantastically fantastically advanced advanced as this.
But I must point out point out that the possibilities, the potential potential for knowledge and advancement is equally great.
Risk is our business.
That's what this starship is all about.
That's why we're aboard aboard her.
You may Dissent Dissent without prejudice
Do I hear A negative vote