Thread: Commander Kirk
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Old November 11 2013, 11:26 AM   #19
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Re: Commander Kirk

That was kinda my interpretation. He has not been stripped in rank per se but only in his position on the Enterprise. If "Admiral" Pike is in command then *he* is the Captain - which means that Kirk as the executive officer is the Commander regardless of his actual official rank being Captain. Spock correctly calls him Captain but Kirk corrects him by underlining that he is really a Commander now to all extents and purposes.
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