Genesis device

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== Dire consequences ==
 
== Dire consequences ==
As with most pieces of miracle technology in fiction, Genesis had a horrible downside.  [[Spock]] speculated that it would destroy any life in the area of its effect.  David confirmed that it could be perverted into a terrible weapon.  Khan learned of the project from a mind-controlled [[Pavel Checkov]] and added stealing the device to his objectives in addition to seeking revenge on Admiral [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]].  The devastating potential of the Genesis project became a subject of great controversy in the quadrant, with the [[Klingon]]s doing everything from launching protests against the project to trying to steal it for themselves in ''[[Star Trek III: The Search for Spock]]''.
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As with most pieces of miracle technology in fiction, Genesis had a horrible downside.  [[Spock]] speculated that it would destroy any life in the area of its effect.  David confirmed that it could be perverted into a terrible weapon.  Khan learned of the project from a [[mind-control]]led [[Pavel Chekov]] and added stealing the device to his objectives in addition to seeking revenge on Admiral [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]].  The devastating potential of the Genesis project became a subject of great controversy in the quadrant, with the [[Klingon]]s doing everything from launching protests against the project to trying to steal it for themselves in ''[[Star Trek III: The Search for Spock]]''.
  
 
== Revenge and new birth ==
 
== Revenge and new birth ==
[[Image:Genesis torpedo buildup.jpg|thumb|right|The Genesis torpedo building up power to detonation]]Khan eventually stole the device.  After a second battle with Kirk, where Reliant was severely damaged, Khan activated the device, hoping to take Kirk down with him.
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[[Image:Genesis torpedo buildup.jpg|thumb|right|The Genesis torpedo building up power to detonation]]Khan eventually stole the device.  After a second battle with Kirk, where ''Reliant'' was severely damaged, Khan activated the device, hoping to take Kirk down with him.
  
[[Image:Genesis planet.jpg|thumb|right|The Genesis Planet]]The device detonated inside the [[Mutara nebula]], destroying the Reliant.  The device formed a new planet, named "Genesis", and the system was subsequently quarantined because of the previously mentioned controversy.  The planet did not exist long, however, as David Marcus used [[proto-matter]] in the matrix in order to solve unspecified problems with the mechanism.  The use of unstable proto-matter in the matrix resulted in an unstable planet which soon self-destructed.  David Marcus was killed by the Klingons trying to steal the secrets of the device, and the knowledge behind the technology was lost as a result.
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[[Image:Genesis planet.jpg|thumb|right|The Genesis Planet]]The device detonated inside the [[Mutara nebula]], destroying the ''Reliant''.  The device formed a new planet, named "Genesis", and the system was subsequently quarantined because of the previously mentioned controversy.  The planet did not exist long, however, as David Marcus used [[proto-matter]] in the matrix in order to solve unspecified problems with the mechanism.  The use of unstable proto-matter in the matrix resulted in an unstable planet which soon self-destructed.  David Marcus was killed by the Klingons trying to steal the secrets of the device, and the knowledge behind the technology was lost as a result.
  
 
== In the versus debate ==
 
== In the versus debate ==
Trekkies see this device as an ultimate weapon in the Trek universe. In their eyes it could destroy entire fleets of enemy starships.  Some have gone so far as to calculate exorbitant energy figures for the collapse of the nebula into a planet.  These calculations are completely backwards as the collapse of matter into a planet is a net-negative energy event.
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Trekkies see this device as an ultimate weapon in the Trek universe. In their eyes it could destroy entire fleets of enemy starships.  Some have gone so far as to calculate exorbitant energy figures for the collapse of the nebula into a planet.  These calculations are completely backwards as the collapse of matter into a planet is a net-negative energy event.
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Exactly how effective is really a moot point considering that the research destroyed all of the data from the project, and most of the team was killed by Khan.
  
 
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