Check My Geek Math

Earth --> Vulcan (a little over) 16 light years *
(TOS / AOS era) Warp 8 = 512 x the speed of light**
1 light year would take a year to travel (at the speed of light) ***

So, this is my math:

365 (days)
x16
------
5840 (days)
÷512
------
11.40625 (days)


So, by my calculations, at warp 8. it would take about 11 days (more, actually, but I don't know how much 'a little over' is) to get to Vulcan from Earth.

Over 16 fucking years at sub-light speed, which Enterprise would be traveling after ejecting the warp core.

...

I'm thinking they got a tow home. You agree? Of course, maybe they found a base on the way. Yeah, I just now thought of that. I R Smrt!

* info from memory-alpha.org
** info from star-fleet.com
*** It's all in the name.

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