Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Caeruleus, Jul 9, 2022.
I prefer Peck to Quinton. Neither are as good as Nimoy.
I haven’t hit the groove with Paul Wesley’s take yet, but I must say that I was pleasantly shocked by what a restrained and moderated approach they allowed him to take. Especially with Akiva “Two Members” Goldsman involved, I didn’t think they could resist at least a modest coating of charicature, but it was so refreshingly nowhere to be found.
Rewarched this one recently. Still not sold.
But still, I guess if Nurse Chapel can be rebooted into a total badass then James T. Kirk can become... this.
Curious how he'll come across in season two.
Well he’s not the Kirk we know yet. That’s still 5-6 years out.
Well. I think he fine as a younger Kirk.
Perhaps a broken record post, but he was Alt-Kirk. We have not seen him as PU Kirk circa 2260.
True, even in that alt-timeline he wasn't the Kirk we know, because he never commanded the Enterprise, he wasn't influenced by its crew.
Even TOS Pilot Kirk wasn't regular series Kirk. He hadn't yet eased into the Captain's chair and established his new friendships and working relationships.
This version of Kirk is closer to the stack of books with the legs we heard about.
This is the Kirk both Gary Mitchell and Finnegan knew at the Academy.
James R. Kirk.
That'll be on our tombstones.
Paul Wesley seemed fairly fine to me as an actor. It's always difficult to judge considering, really, we've only had him in a single episode, and apparently we'll see more of him where he's promised to play a little more shatnery to link the two versions together.
I thought it was a good, solid performance and when he appears a little more interacting with Sam Kirk is definitely in order as it'd finally make his eventual death in Operation - Annihalate! Poignant instead of unintentionally hilarious.
My suspicion is we're going to see some mild retconning in the future. In Menagerie Kirk only met Pike the once during the latter's promotion to fleet captain. I think Pike's foreknowledge of events will see him promoted to Fleet Captain a bit earlier, and him ask for the Farragut to be attached to his fleet to further mentor Kirk directly as opposed to a single meet and greet.
Can't hear that without thinking of this:
I never found it hilarious, unintentionally or otherwise.
...you really don't find Shatner with a porn mustache hastily glued on endlessly funny?
Not really. Looked like a standard fake 'stache applied in the usual manner.
I don't know if it'll be that much of a retcon though. Yes in The Menagerie Kirk said they first met when Pike was promoted to Fleet Captain, but in both of those episodes there were also times where Kirk referred to him as Chris directly in a way that would imply that they did have some further interactions afterwards because referring to someone like that is a very personal way to do so.
Fixed some typos - one particularly nasty too.
TOS is inconsistent with itself, fudging some details is fine.
Which couldn't Kirk get to know Pike after he was promoted off of the 1701?
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