So in Into Darkness we see Kirk been busted down to first officer by Pike, now did that mean we saw him been demoted in rank to Commander?
Now I now he says to Spock not to call him Captain and in response Spock calls him Commander instead on the way to the big meeting. Did his uniform reflect this change in rank, I couldn't tell?
Was this the first time we've seen a Commander Kirk?
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
IIRC, Kirk does wear the insignia of a Commander when they're at the all-hands meeting with Marcus. It would have been the first time we ever see Kirk wear the insignia of any rank lower than Captain.
I just checked the scene in question on the DVD, and Kirk is still wearing captain's insignia at the meeting.