In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the Vulcan Sybok creates a hostage situation on Nimbus III as part of a plan to capture a ship. It is successful, partly because the Enterprise-A is in disrepair and the transporter doesn't work, so they have to take a shuttle.
But what if a working ship was dispatched instead?* Did Sybok have any means of preventing them from beaming out the hostages? That seems like a way that would have ended the conflict pretty quickly.
* Or to address a plot hole: what Starfleet just put Kirk on another ship around Earth. You know, the headquarters of the Federation! Or is the Excelsior, sabotaged in Star Trek III the only other ship they have?