The Mothership "Mr Data, engage the giant skill-testing claw; that should get this space-crustacean off of my ship."
sosage Captain, my readings indicate the screw maintaining the grip of the claw seems to be purposely loosened by the claw machine operator. We can engage the crab with the claw. We can make direct contact with the crab with the claw. But there is a 95% chance the claw will not maintain an adequate amount of hold on the crab long enough to transport it to the drop hole.
memedumpster No one goes into battle against the fleet with the giant red space crabs riding shotgun. Not twice, not if the songs, legends, and horrific history of shattered peoples have anything to say about it.
duck&cover There was an episode in which Counselor Troi gave everybody crabs.