Re: Was moving 'The Next Generation' over to movies a bad decision?
If you had to kill Kirk and destroy the Enterprise in the same film, then you have him go down with the ship.
I never understood the logic of doing it any other way.
That would have been a distinct improvement, yes. Something that the TOS films didn't do. Kirk's final answer to the Kobayashi Maru, when you can no longer cheat death. Oh, if only.
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