Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
But Prime Kirk likely had other commands before getting the Enterprise. Dehner mentions a 'first command' in "Where No Man..."
Plus, Picard got the Stargazer at twenty-eight.
But neither of those men necessarily had to have the RANK of Captain when they had the position of it. Kirk could have had his first command as, say, a Commander or Lieutenant Commander. Same for Picard. We just don't know for sure.
No we don't. But I would point to TMP as evidence that rank doesn't matter when captaining a starship. Admiral Kirk wore captain's stripes when he took over command of the Enterprise
Captains may simply wear captains stripes when assigned command. Or maybe not. But Kirk being a "captain" doesn't really destroy the movie for me.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon
Last edited by M'Sharak; May 14 2013 at 11:44 PM.
Reason: to correct quote attributions - hope I got it right this time