Re: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS 5-page preview
I always assumed that, since Carol and Jim Kirk's relationship apparently soured in the prime timeline, that colored her attitudes towards Starfleet (even considering her line in TWOK about "Starfleet has kept the peace for a hundred years"). So if she resented Kirk in some way, she would most likely raise David with the same kind of bias. That happens a lot...a relationship splits, and the custodial parent raises the child to dislike the other parent.
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