city on the edge of forever

James T. Kirk was a certified genius, the man could make a weapon out of random bits found on a planet surface, could quote the US constitution from memory, knew enough about science and engineering to suggest a controlled matter-antimatter implosion in order to restart the cold engines, could thrash a Vulcan at chess effortlessly YET when explaining why Spock’s ears were shaped differently the best thing he could come up with was that they were stretched by a mechanical rice picker when Spock was a kid