People Who Kick Buts: Star Trek
Scotty: She’s all yours, sir. All systems automated and ready. A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her! Captain Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Scott. I’ll try not to take that personally.
- James Tiberius “Jim” Kirk is a character in the Star Trek media franchise.
- Kirk was first played by William Shatner as the principal lead character in the original Star Trek series.
- James T. Kirk was born and raised in Riverside, Iowa starting in the year 2233. Diane Carey’s novel Best Destiny identifies Kirk’s parents as George and Winona Kirk. Best Destiny and Carey’s Final Frontier novel describe George Kirk’s adventures aboard the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain Robert April. Although born on Earth, Kirk for a time lived on Tarsus IV, where he was one of nine surviving witnesses to the massacre of 4,000 colonists by Kodos the Executioner (Arnold Moss). James Kirk’s brother George Samuel Kirk is first mentioned in “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” and introduced and killed in “Operation: Annihilate!”, leaving behind three children.
- The Star Trek: Phase II fan production portrays the further voyages of the original Enterprise crew. The series’ creators feel that “Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest should be treated as ‘classic’ characters like Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings or even Hamlet, Othello or Romeo. Many actors have and can play the roles, each offering a different interpretation of said character”.