George Samuel "Sam" Kirk

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Charles Phipps, May 12, 2022 at 11:50 AM.

  1. Jack Wolfe

    Jack Wolfe Captain Captain

    I'm beginning to believe Sam was destined to get taken out by either a flying splat of fake vomit or a stealthy whoopee cushion, and it came down to a coin toss. He's little more than comic relief and plot red(shirt) herring.
     
  2. fireproof78

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    8 out of 10 cats don't care.
     
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  3. Yistaan

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    Sam finds a time crystal that tells him he'll be killed by a flying jellyfish. Assuming it's on a Starfleet mission he quits starfleet and goes to a colony, ending up causing his vision.
     
  4. Turtletrekker

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    He chooses not to take the crystal in order to avoid his fate, but it happens anyway.
     
  5. thribs

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    I hope he's the Kenny in every episode. He's always the one that gets injured or taken out.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

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    He sees his fate and ignores it, because the guy in the vision is his brother wearing a fake moustache.
     
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  7. Pubert

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    I think its the beginning of Sam making mistakes and being to laid back for starfleet. Probably why he left or was stationed on a colony planet. Serving on a starship isn't for everyone.
     
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  8. arch101

    arch101 Commodore Commodore

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    Now we know how he will be killed- he almost certainly walked right over to one of those flying spore things on Deneva and tried to pet it…
     
  9. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    Sam did act a little foolish for a trained scientist. Much like those idiots in PROMETHEUS... especially that dude who touched the deadly space genital unprotected.
     
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  10. Jack Wolfe

    Jack Wolfe Captain Captain

    You'd think people would have the "don't pet the mysterious space egg" thing sorted by now.
     
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  11. Yistaan

    Yistaan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's Trek. Sam's right up there with Daystrom, the Soongs, Ira Graves, Kila Marr, and even Zefram Cochrane as far as impulsive behavior.
     
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  12. DEWLine

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    Definitely a trope.
     
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  13. Donald G

    Donald G Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Joe Tormolen taking off his glove to scratch his nose.
     
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  14. thribs

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    I just assumed he left Starfleet to be with his family. That’s the obvious answer
     
  15. PT109

    PT109 Lieutenant Commander Premium Member

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    Yep, if I recall, Deneva hadn’t communicated with the Federation in over a year in “Operation”.
     
  16. thribs

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    Yeah. You had better sense of distance in early TOS as it took time to communicate with the more distant colonies. Now they can have real time holographic communications with them. :)
     
  17. shapeshifter

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    They should have him start to forget, feel a little better, then the crystal suddenly shows up in his sock drawer. lol
     
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