Re: Should Chapel Have Become a Doctor?
I don't know whether Christopher based his book on something "official" or if he just went off of his own bat, but I can tell you that this is not the tonality of what's in the actual STAR TREK II movie. It's very apparent and abundantly clear that Kirk is a visiting dignitary and that's it. He has no claim on this ship, other than usurping it from Spock, which he initially resists doing, until Spock steps down, voluntarily. This "Kirk was always in command, except on training cruises" spin doesn't really even fly.
"― And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:7)