Star Trek: 8 most disliked Captain Kirk moments of all time, ranked

Captain James Tiberius Kirk is pretty famous for his endeavors in Star Trek. But all of the moments he graces the screen aren't all sunshine and rainbows.

Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” television series in January 2017. The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent
Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” television series in January 2017. The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent /
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7. Kirk's Relationship with Edith Keeler in "The City on the Edge of Forever

Captain Kirk, the man, the menace, the fearless leader of the USS Enterprise, known for battling Klingons, negotiating peace with Romulans, and exploring the final frontier. Now, imagine him swooning over Edith Keeler in the blink of an eye, in what could be dubbed the "speed dating" event of the 23rd century, and you've got yourself a recipe for one of the most eyebrow-raising moments in Star Trek history.

"The City on the Edge of Forever" is an episode celebrated for its emotional depth and complex moral dilemmas, yet it's also where Kirk's love life hits warp speed, causing a bit of a cosmic giggle among the fandom. Why? Because our galaxy-trotting captain, who usually takes more time deciding whether to fire phasers or launch torpedoes, falls head over heels in love faster than you can say "Beam me up, Scotty!"

This whirlwind romance isn't just fast; it's light-speed fast, challenging even the most die-hard fans' suspension of disbelief. It's like watching a Shakespearean drama unfold with the pacing of a space-age soap opera. Sure, love at first sight is a tale as old as time and it does exist, but in the vast expanse of the universe where time travel and alien encounters are par for the course, this rapid-fire romance feels a tad out of orbit. Critics and fans alike have pointed out that while the emotional stakes are high and the storyline is brilliantly tragic, the speed at which Kirk and Edith's relationship develops could give the Enterprise's warp drive a run for its money.

It's a moment that's both endearing and slightly amusing, as it showcases a side of Kirk that seems to defy not just the laws of time and space, but also the laws of cautious heart-to-heart connection.