Re: Captain Kirk, Authority and the 1960s
I was just comparing Kirk and Picard in another thread when I realized that Kirk's actions as Captain needs to be seen in light of the era TOS was filmed. It was the 1960s and it was the decade of when youth began confronting authority and I think that had a great influence on the scripts and how Kirk played his role as Captain.
I'm not sure the zeitgeist
had that much to do with it. Youth has been rebelling against authority since before the time of Socrates.
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”