Just watched TOS Balance of Terror. Just made the finale so much better.
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that the simple solution for Pike now would be to still go through with warning everyone and preventing everyone from being involved in the accident, himself included, and simply retire or go into hiding on that day to set in motion the events that would lead to Kirk being in command of the Enterprise.
I'm definitely not feeling the choice for Kirk, either. If this were a younger, less-seasoned pre-Captain Kirk then perhaps I could buy into it, but the Kirk we were treated to in the finale is contemporaneous with Season 1 of TOS. And he definitely didn't have the charm or confidence Shatner put into the role.
Though it might just be that beside the charm perpetually exuded by Anson Mount as Pike, even James T. Kirk may look a little less bright. I mean... it's not just me, right? Pike is like, literally, the most charming male character in modern fiction.
Maybe that’s it. Maybe this Kirk is a nobody captain because he’s not on the Enterprise. He doesn’t get the high profile missions. Maybe we get a different, younger and cockier Kirk when he shows up.that captain of the Farragut could've been any generic Starfleet officer.
That would be a very clever bit of writing if they did that on purpose...Maybe that’s it. Maybe this Kirk is a nobody captain because he’s not on the Enterprise. He doesn’t get the high profile missions. Maybe we get a different, younger and cockier Kirk when he shows up.
In Wesley’s words, that allowed him to have a bit of a looser interpretation, but not drastically so. He’s meant to be called his version “a whole new look,” sitting somewhere in the middle of Shatner and Chris Pine’s Kirk from the reboot films. “It’s an interpretation that’s different,” continued Wesley. “Doing an imitation of either Kirks would be an insult...What is most important is to pay respect to the integrity of who Kirk is — his wants, his needs, his deep desires, his morality, his spontaneity, his instinct.”
Yeah, future Pike explicitly says “every way we’ve tried” which implies he’s tried a whole lot of different ways. Which is fine because all things considered Pike doesn’t wind up too badly