Re: "I'm a soldier not a diplomat."
James T. Vader wrote:
So what's everyone's opinon of miltary gunho conservative war fighting savage Kirk in Errand of Mercy? Man seems determined to fight a war no matter what the cost.
What was Gene thinking?
Kirk was sent on a mission and was going to complete that mission if at all possible. Kirk is chastised by the Organians and seems repentant to a degree at the end of the episode.
If a character is perfect from the get-go then there's nothing for them to learn during the course of the story and it can get dull pretty quick. I call it "Jean-Luc Picard Syndrome".
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock