No, it was genius-level savagery he wanted to exploit. More like asking a Roman to help you sever a head. But Kirk sacrificed himself to save his crew??? Oh sure, that was bad. The way it just sat there in the front of frame, waiting to be discovered. Definitely one for the slow learners. Many reasons, all exhaustively debated across social media. 42 times! And you say you don't like repetition? Personally I liked the new things (and the familiar things) the twist said about the characters -- but yeah, on first viewing the repeated dialogue was distracting. As much as I love TWOK, I always found those scenes sad but somehow stilted, repressed... almost too formal. It may be sacrilege, but I actually prefer this version. Anyway, I'm sorry you had such an unsatisfying experience, but appreciate your polite efforts to detail your criticisms.