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Steve De Young
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Posted: 03 October 2017 at 9:03am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Some much needed mythbusting, especially about Kirk-as-Womanizer

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Warren Scott
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Posted: 07 October 2017 at 6:17pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I still think there's pretty good evidence for Kirk being strongly attracted to women (When I hear womanizer, I think of someone who takes advantage of women or sees them as objects.). It's just that it's been exaggerated by comedians and others and creators of new movies and TV shows feel a need to hit someone over the head with an idea instead of presenting it subtly.
But I think an idea that has been blown out of proportion is that Kirk frequently broke the rules. What's everyone else's opinion of that?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 07 October 2017 at 7:06pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Kirk is a flaming hetero, but so was virtually every male lead at that time.
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Marten van Wier
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Posted: 08 October 2017 at 11:50am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

But I think an idea that has been blown out of proportion is that Kirk frequently broke the rules. What's everyone else's opinion of that?

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Pretty much what you just wrote.
Perhaps he bend the rules a lot when the situation required it but I like to think that he tried to adhere to the principle in which these rules were written in the first place.

For example Kirk's actions in regard to the Prime Directive.
General Order No.1 or the Prime Directive is to ensure that an advanced civilization such as the Federation does not manipulate other civilizations for their own gain or get political control, but that does not mean that Starfleet could not help civilizations and cultures, just in such a way that it would not upset their own development.

Kirk did not try to set himself up as a god or intervene in some "higher plan", he just saw situations that needed some outside aid in order to restore normal development again.
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 08 October 2017 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply


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Kirk is a flaming hetero, but so was virtually every male lead at that time.

My 9 year old son and I just today watched "The Man Trap" (yay! he's getting into STAR TREK!), and flaming hetero is all over that episode. Yet, it's Kirk who is constantly telling Bones to keep his "glands" in check and do his job. And it's not Kirk who waxes nostalgically about Wrigley's Pleasure Planet.

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