Re: whatever happened to these characters?
Christopher is the one saying that people should respect the system of legitimate presidential succession.
It's funny how something sudden;y becomes acceptable if one of the hero crew does it but if another character does the exact same thing then it's a moral outrage.
We can admit that we're killers ... but we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill - today! - Kirk - A Taste of Armageddon