Re: How much time passes between TMP and TWoK?
Shouldn't it be about a decade between the two films?
Kirk is 34 in The Deadly Years
. If we assume that is year two of the five-year mission, it means they finished up somewhere around the time he is 37. He hadn't logged a single star-hour in 2.5 years in TMP which would push him close to 40. In TWoK, it seems the intent is that he's celebrating his 50th birthday.
"Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard!" - Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness