The quoted paragraph above puzzles me. Wasn't James playing Kirk in the ''Mind-sifter'' episode as well? Has it been released already, or did I miss something here?
Well, James only shot a few scenes and he and David Gerrold decided to reshoot those with Brian Gross in the role of Kirk. As much as we all like James, he has turned that role over to Brian and is supporting him in reshooting parts of Mind Sifter.