Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
^ Maybe "Cupcake" was Gary?
And who's to say Kirk wasn't as much of a horndog in the original universe as in this one?
Because he was naive enough to be easily manipulated by Mitchell where such things were concerned.
Actually, what Kirk's like in the movie doesn't actually strike me as what Mitchell seemed to be like in that episode. From the beginning, and by his own self-description of his past, Mitchell was a cold, manipulative and self-centered man.