How did Kirk make Captain so fast

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  1. ZapBrannigan

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    William Shatner with France Nuyen on The Ed Sullivan Show.
    Pause it at 1:33 and you'll see something very close to Chris Pine. :bolian:
     
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  2. Henoch

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    Picard comes from old "money" (his family owns property and a winery), so, that's another path to success.
     
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  3. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Very faintly and it's more his hairstyle than anything facial!
    JB
     
  4. fireproof78

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    Closer than is given credit for. Still doesn't mean different character.
     
  5. Nerys Myk

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    Does it matter? Last time I checked he was playing James Kirk in Star Trek not William Shatner in the William Shatner Story.
     
  6. Swedish Borg

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    If the franchise is to last decades more. "James T. Kirk" could become an abstract concept, just as James Bond, he could have many distinct appearances. For a time people resented the fact that J. Bond was played by a blond and now they're used to it.
     
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    I don"t recall that much complaining when Roger Moore was cast. ;)
     
  8. Swedish Borg

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    Oh really!

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    You call that blond?
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    He's been blonder
     
  10. Swedish Borg

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    Well, then people didn't seem to notice at the time.;)
     
  11. Nerys Myk

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    It was a different time.
     
  12. Swedish Borg

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    Yes, a simpler one.
     
  13. Yistaan

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    Kirk got promoted to Captain after beating up evil Starfleet Captain Balthazar Edison, who tried to destroy Starbase Yorktown with a drone fleet and some life draining tech he scrounged up somewhere. It was the first of many, many evil Starfleet Captains/Admirals that Kirk would meet in his lifetime.
     
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    Kirk gets diamonds on the cheap from Tholia...everyone likes nice jewelry
     
  15. Timo

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    And he actually would have been promoted to flag rank right there had he not turned it down (because "admirals don't fly"); voluntary grade reductions would become his favored career move, yet he'd always hold the pips of Rear Admiral in his back pocket just in case...

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  16. JesterFace

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    Has raw talent already been mentioned as a possible reason? ;)
     
  17. Swedish Borg

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    Tholian silk is nice because it can withstand high temperatures. You don't have to worry when you put it in the washing machine and then in the drier!!!
     
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    Yeah but when you've gotta interphase yourself just to get out of your new top...