Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
I don't buy the ethical dilemma argument. Nero refused surrender. He was given the opportunity, he declined it.
I tend to agree. Though I used more words in the process!
If a starship captain is going to wring their hands in anxiety or wallow in wishy washy notions of 'what if' over every decision which may involve the loss of life then they should not be in the Captain's chair. Because they are going to be called on to be able to make that decision at some point.
Notwithstanding that some courses of action are not difficult to take in the first place.