Robert Comsol wrote:
Funny, when I saw the thread title I had something else in mind.
But Wesley's "Jim, what are you doing?" is indeed rather odd, since Kirk says at the end of the episode that he knew Robert Wesley.
So it's safe to assume that this is mutual and Bob Wesley should know that Kirk wasn't deliberately killing hundreds of fellow Starfleet crew members just because Wesley upsetted him by calling him "Captain Dunsel" (add to this he would have focused his revenge on the Lexington).
I actually don't think it's safe to assume that at all.
The only thing that Wesley really has to go on is that the Enterprise
is attacking other Federation ships with weapons at full power. Wesley didn't know that the M-5 could malfunction so badly
that Kirk could lose total control of his ship. In fairly short order, though, it became a moot point because the Enterprise
had to be stopped regardless who was in control of her.