Alidar Jarok wrote:
Space Seed ends on an optimistic note where they have a chance to grow and establish their own civilization. There's no reason to think it would result in The Wrath of Khan. Given the facts as Kirk knew them, the whole situation made sense.
I agree. No one could have predicted what happened to the planet. He was given an opportunity to start fresh. Very positive end note about forgiveness.
On a lighter note: he was probably worried about freezer burn.
Ba dum dum.
Hey, is this thing on? Freezer burn. Get it? Oh, never mind.