Hober Mallow wrote:
Or maybe, I dunno, eliminate the Duras sisters from the plot altogether.
They should have eliminated Kirk from the plot altogether.
I don't disagree.
The video game adaptation actually had two endings: one which follows the events of the movie, complete with Veridian III, Captain Kirk's death and the destruction of the Enterprise. But there's also a second ending to the game, where Soran is located before
getting to Veridian III. In the later ending the Enterprise engages Soran's ship in battle, and if you win the battle then Soran chooses to set his ship to self-destruct. Naturally this does
eliminate Kirk from the plot entirely (in this version he obviously never did leave the Nexus). This alternate ending also saves the Enterprise D.