Originally Posted by Botany Bay
Well, if you would have paid a little more attention, then you would have noticed that Sulu was not freeing himself from the chute. He was cutting it away because it was damaged and useless. Then he had the time to take off his helmet, then the Romulan aproached him. Sulu still had the time to take off his hood and show a dramatical pose, then the Romulan decided to leisurely draw his axe. There was quite a lot of time to draw a phaser. But then, why to make it easy, if you can make it complicated.
Then why after the romulans were killed did Sulu pick up a Romulan weapon to shut the drill down instead of his phaser? Didnt one of them say what are we going to do now after Sulu said Olsen had the charges?