I don’t know if this will end up being a regular thing for me or the website, but I was thinking about this while I ate my lunch today. We all wish we could interject ourselves for just a short time in certain movies in order to right a wrong, take the plot in another direction or just tell off some jerk that needed it. Well, today I get to vent about something that has been troubling me since 1984.
I was watching Star Trek III: The Search for Spock the other day and one thing kept gnawing at me during the scene when Kirk visits McCoy in his detention cell to break him out.
The security guard let’s Kirk into the cell and then tells him that he’s got two minutes. Now the way I read that was that he was really saying, “Okay Admiral, you’ve got two minutes to talk to psycho boy before I kick you and that dead hamster on the top of your head outta here.”
Now, we all know that James Kirk is a model officer and all around bad-ass. But there is no way he should have let that pass. So instead of just saying nothing, I would have liked Kirk to have replied to the guard, over his shoulder, not even dignifying him by turning in his direction and saying, “Look son, I am an admiral. I am Chief of Starfleet Operations and this gentleman here is the Chief Medical Officer of the Starship Enterprise and more importantly, my friend. So that means if I feel like sitting here two days talking with him, that is entirely my prerogative and none of your business. Now get out of here before I have you piloting shuttles full of rubber Tribble shit out of Alpha Centauri for the rest of your Starfleet career.”
Sadly he did not say that to him, but just a few short minutes later, punched him in the face. Way to go Jim!