Re: Star Trek: TMP questions and observations
I like to think that Decker's prime motivator in joining with V'ger was the whole saving billions of lives on Earth, over it being mostly about some kind of personal journey thing for Decker.
That's actually the ending I like for him, too. I'd rather Decker did what he did for Earth and for the Federation. It's actually a nice contrast with what happened to his father, given that Matt Decker went crazy before finally sacrificing himself in "The Doomsday Machine."
"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