Re: I hope for more traditional space battles
* The comics did a follow up to The Apple land it was pretty much a two issues of "Kirk mad a big ass mistake and Spock has to clean up his mess". Granted it's not canon, but it just shows that the ideal that Kirk was screwing people over has been around a lot longer than the reboot.
One of my favorite Trek comic stories, ever. I don't even think it counts as "Kirk makes a big mistake" so much as things can easily spin out of control in a way you'd never anticipate.
"When I first heard about it (the Enterprise underwater), my inner Trekkie was in a rage. When I saw it, my inner kid beat up my inner Trekkie and made him go sit in the corner." - Bill Jasper