Noname Given wrote:
Kirk does have conferences and does ask for opinions, BUT in the end, he usually makes his own decisions.
There are a couple TOS episodes that come to mind that are mostly tension over "what should we do?". Savage Curtain spends a lot of runtime with Kirk deciding whether to trust the simulated Lincoln. And the episode this most resembles, Where No Man Has Gone Before, is almost all hand-wringing on how to handle Gary Mitchell.
It's true that TNG took this much farther, though.