Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
I suppose it's relevant that the only time we actually SEE Kirk taking the test, it's in ST XI, and during that test, Kirk acts like a smug, preening jackass the whole time. Somehow I suspect that Kirk Prime didn't act like that - even if he did reprogram the simulation just like nuKirk did.
Well, that and if you count the deleted scenes he was using The Orion girl (whose name escapes me right now) for her access codes.
Kirk in the 2009 film suffers from Anakin Skywalker syndrome. They made him so unlivable early in the film it was tough to become emotionally vested in his journey.