Re: My Greivences of Nutrek. What makes me a hater... Since I have made a strong stand on this issue, does the decision to only demote Prime Kirk to Captain also make a mockery of Starfleet? I would say no because there is a difference in deciding not to really punish someone in light of services rendered and deciding to give them a command for which the are not yet properly trained. The first is a matter of discretion, the latter is simply irresponsible, not the least because it places other people’s lives at risk.