Re: Could we have an alien Captain?
Well, I wasn't counting direct.
They were in a relationships in the past, and Shaw described Kirk as the love of her life. She's three ranks lower than Kirk. She quite likely could have been a direct subordinate.
But anyway, at this point it becomes a case of arguing semantics. You say 'Myth', I say 'Exaggeration' based on a joke. In any event, Kirk got around and he earned his reputation honestly.
“If at first you don't succeed, cheat, repeat until caught, then lie.” -Anomymous