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Old July 17 2012, 07:34 PM   #184
C.E. Evans
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Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?

If anything, they were giving Kirk what he'd really wanted for years--command of a starship again. Roddenberry's novelization of TMP even suggested that Kirk didn't really want a promotion to the admiralty in the first place. In TWOK, Spock flat-out told Kirk that it hadn't been a good move for him:

SPOCK: If I may be so bold, it was a mistake for you to accept promotion. Commanding a starship is your first best destiny. Anything else is a waste of material.
"Don't sweat the small stuff--it makes you small-minded..."

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