Re: Question About "The Chimes at Midnight"
Heck, maybe the Guardian sent them downtime to an equivalent point in Andor's history, and it was Kirk who had to disguise himself!
This is an interesting idea. Though I wonder what Kirk's role might have been in Andor's past if Thelin were out roaming the streets. Would he have tried repairing the tricorder as Spock had done while on Earth? It's never been made clear what Kirk's formal training was in during his Academy or pre-command days. It's implied that he was always on the command track. But even command track cadets and junior officers spend time learning specific skills in case they're in a situation where they have only themselves to rely on. Could he have made the repairs while Thelin fell in love with the Andor equivalent of Edith Keeler?
"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"