Captain Seafort wrote:
Mark wrote:Remember this same ship plowed through 47 Klingon warships with no noticable effect
And? We have no evidence whatsoever of the strength of Earth's defences. If it's designed to hold off thousands of Klingon ships, then the ability to go through 47 (of unknown type) isn't very impressive.
Plus, of course, we have the fact that Nero was rather keen to get his hands on the codes, suggesting that the defences were indeed strong enough to pose a threat to the Nerada.
My thought is that just didn't want to take the time. After all, we see no evidence that he snuck past Vulcans defenses. As for the rest, thats pure conjecture. We don't know how easy it was for the Narada to defeat that many ships. We DON'T know there strengeth, but it wouln't be unrealistic to assume they had a military buildup to match Starfleets, would it?