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.
I find it funny that none of the TOS characters who appeared in TNG ever made it to the bridge of the Enterprise-D.
Imagine Kirk flying through the viewscreen or out of the ceiling window during the crash. Could have been good...I'd love to do that to Shatner sometimes.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan