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Old June 13 2010, 03:06 AM   #12
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Re: Can Pine's Kirk work as an authority figure?

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
He needed to be an iconoclast and a badass, as well as have "command authority". Everyone who read for the part, they claimed, could only do one or the other, not both-- except for Pine.
Interesting. I can see why that would be a hard combo to find in any single actor.
That's because being an iconoclast (One who shoos off rules and regulations) and a bada** (doing things your own way and trying to look awesome while doing it) are selfish aspects to a character. Those two things should not go together at all. When I think of a leader with command authority, I don't seem him as a person who:

- Attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.
- Is difficult to deal with; mean-tempered; touchy.
- Is rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting.
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