I just read the interview with John Winston (the first link). Very interesting! I did notice, though, that he comments on how he is upset that Kyle was killed of in TWOK. I never got the impression from the film, though, that Kyle was killed. I thought the people on Regula I were killed, but that the crew of the Reliant
were just marooned on Ceti Alpha V and that Kirk and the Enterprise
retrieved them later. Am I wrong?