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Old March 21 2012, 10:30 PM   #95
C.E. Evans
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Re: Could we have an alien Captain?

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Just have to point out that you just perfectly described James T. Kirk's command style.
That's actually a myth. More often than not, Kirk toed the company line or looked for leeway within his given orders without outright violating them during TOS. Kirk as "Starfleet's bad boy" was really a retcon that got its legs in Star Trek II, but doesn't really match the more no-nonsense Kirk that actually was in TOS.
Hence the winky-smiley face afterward.

But, in fairness, I think 'myth' is too strong word there. Exaggeration or caricature maybe fits better. Myth implies that there were no incidents of those sort of natures.

How many times did he violate the Prime Directive?
Officially, only one time--in order to save an entire civilization--and it wasn't even shown in TOS (it was actually mentioned in an episode of VOY). In fact, though, Kirk was a stickler for the Prime Directive and was noted for going after others who violated it. In instances in which the Prime Directive had already been violated by those people, Kirk then acted to either correct or minimize the damage.
How many times did he innapropriately touch (or more) a subordinate?
On screen, zero. Potentially offscreen, one.

Dr. Helen Noel was the only person under his direct command that he might have been romantically involved with.
How many times did he cross the Neutral Zone border?
Once. And he was under secret orders from Starfleet to do so in order to steal the Romulans' cloaking device.
"Don't sweat the small stuff--it makes you small-minded..."

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