Re: TMP Refit - Why?
He couldn't believe that the designers had ignored his opinion and installed it anyway.
Interesting. I've never read the novel, so I didn't know that Kirk had made that recommendation. I only know what's on screen- that Kirk didn't know about the change but Decker's knowledge of the ship saved it from crashing into the asteroid.
As an aside, I hope Timo sees this. I enjoy his rants about Kirk's leadership by arrogance approach from TMP.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again