Reminder from Jim that it’s always okay to question your gender, or change the way you present. He’s always happy to help you try out different names or pronouns! Gender can be a tricky thing to figure out, but you have his full support no matter what.
Captain’s log, stardate 3478.2. On a routine mission to re-supply the experimental colony at Gamma Hydra Four, we discovered a most unusual phenomenon. Of the six members of the colony, none of whom were over thirty, we found four had died and two were dying of old age.
So while it looks like he had some crazy adventures and disregarded Starfleet at every turn, that’s a lie.
Most of the time, he spent every other episode calling back, following the strictest of laws, going through proper motions and channels. Every other action was court-martialed and brought to trial. He was, for the most part, a dedicated captain following Starfleet’s rules.
Just because he is now the reason for about two dozen more rules, doesn’t make him the crazy madman adventurer we see him as. Of course he differed from his orders, at times. But those are the most excusable times, and even then, after disobeying, he laid himself up for proper discipline. He knew he’d done wrong in the eyes of his superiors, but his conscience wouldn’t have let him do any different.
Kirk was a rule follower and a rule maker. And only on special circumstances, a rule breaker.
One of the reasons I like Star Trek so much is because it’s not some dystopian humans-fucked-up-the-earth scenario, it’s a true pure humans are doing something great and leaving behind their xenophobia and coming together with other species to do great things for the sake of science