Which, sadly, shows that nuKirk simply isn't that good a leader. It would have been his job to order Scotty into the reactor. Not just because Scotty would know much better how to repair it (if jump-kicks weren't sufficient, Kirk would have sacrificed himself for nothing), but also because now the ship is without it's Captain in a critical situation. That was not a good decision. This isn't comparable to Captain America jumping on a (test) grenade for his companions. This is something brash, unexperienced pre-Starfleet Kirk from ST09 could have done. Follow his gut instincts to save others. But this is not what a Captain should have done. The sad thing is that this exact topic has been handled so often already in Star Trek, and usually so much more better. Sisko had tremendous problems migrating from the "action guy" to the "command chair" guy, ordering Dax with the Defiant on missions, without joining them, helpless and being dependend on his subordinates to do the right thing, but the right thing nevertheless, because he was needed at other places. Troi, learning an Officer has to make sacrifices, even offer sending Geordie, a friend, to certain death, if it's the only way the ship can survive. Archer, when he himself went in a spacesuit on the hull of the ship to help Trip, despite being needed as a Captain, was a weakness. A character flaw. Something that was fitting, because he was inexperienced, handling on gut decisions, and needed to grow. From a Captain Kirk, it made no sense to self-sacrifice in that situation and bringing everyone else in critical danger, only because he was so selfish that he couldn't make the "right" choice and send the more technically experienced guy inside. This is not cementing Kirk as a good Captain. This is him being deconstructed as a serious leader. This was not a good decision from the writers. Well, or lose his JJTrek designs. Seriously, that would be a crime. Yeah, I harp on the JJmovies for unrelated reasons. But goddamn if this isn't the closest I ever have seen to the original Enterprise-but-still-believable-realistic-and-futuristic on a silver screen! Ryan Church is a goddamn treasure.