Captain Robert April wrote:
Y'see, it's statements like this that make me wonder just what in the hell you've been watching to come to this conclusion.
Right back atcha!
Amazingly, I don't recall too many ST novel readers complaining about the novel tie-ins' approaches to brash young Jimmy Kirk. Diane Carey's Young Kirk novels inspired the 2009 movie team when they wrote the script. Even Shatner's own novels, when doing flashback scenes, show us a pre-Academy Kirk who is sullen, smart-mouthed and hiding his self-doubt. If Shatner doesn't know Young Kirk, who does?