So Kirk's apparent recklessness/idiocy is redeemed by the incompetencies/non-actions of his peers?
The best of a bad bunch?
What is Kirk's idiocy in STID? He didn't get Spock to fill in his paperwork correctly is the biggest mistake I saw.
In the land of TOS the PD was only exercised on planets that weren't of strategic importance and didn't have medicines or dilithium that the Federation wanted. In TOS the Enterprise was sent to save Miramanee's planet.
Maybe accepting the 1st Officer position on the Enterprise under Pike - if he hadn't stopped Khan at the meeting they would all be dead - and he would be in charge :he he he he evil cackle:
People are blaming Kirk for 'The Vengeance' plowing into SanFran. Are you kidding?