Originally Posted by horatio
First, you can't beam through tens of thousands of miles of solid stuff and second, it is obviously dramatically necessary that the Narada does remains in orbit for a while and not merely drops by, blows up the planet and heads off.
Oops, should have structured my sentence to read "beam it down to the surface" and remote detonate...lol They could have done the sam by just leaving it, the drop container in orbit, leave, wait for Star Fleet to arrive, detonate and take care of both Vulcan and SF at the same time. I'm surprised Nero just did not implode their sun with it and take out the whole system...
If he had just taken just the time to implode Earth's sun.....same thing would have happened.