Re: Thoughts on "Valiant"?
Watters would have been a very talented young officer had he simply graduated the Academy and been assigned as a new officer would have normally been. But even talented young officers who a fast-tracked to command need experience and seasoning. All the talent in the world can't make up for lack of experience. This episode portrayed that wonderfully. Again, kudos to Ron Moore!
"You are speaking to a senior officer, Kirk!"