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[[Image:james_t_kirk1.jpg|thumb|right|Captain James T. Kirk:  This is the kind of accommodations you get from priceline.com?  Screw them.]]'''James Tiberius Kirk''' was the third [[Captain]] of the first [[starship]] ''[[Enterprise (TOS)|Enterprise]]'' and Captain of the [[Enterprise-A|second ship to bear that name]] for some time between the fourth and sixth Star Trek movies.  He was also, ironically the man responsible for the scuttling of the first ''Enterprise'' over the [[Genesis device|Genesis]] planet.
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{{Infobox Character
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|name=James T. Kirk
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|image=[[Image:james_t_kirk1.jpg|200px|center]]
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|quote="This is the kind of accommodations you get from priceline.com?  Screw them."
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|race=[[Human]]
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|affiliation=[[United Federation of Planets]]
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|gender=Male
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|birthdate=unknown
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|deathdate=2371
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}}'''James Tiberius Kirk''' was the third [[Captain]] of the first [[starship]] ''[[Enterprise (TOS)|Enterprise]]'' and Captain of the [[Enterprise-A|second ship to bear that name]] for some time between the fourth and sixth Star Trek movies.  He was also, ironically the man responsible for the scuttling of the first ''Enterprise'' over the [[Genesis device|Genesis]] planet.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Born in Iowa, Kirk spent at least part of his life on the colony world of Tarsus IV where he was one of nine people to survive witnessing the massacre of half the colony's population by its own governor to conserve critical supplies.  However, the governor of Tarsus IV was premature in cutting back on the mouths he had to feed - a relief ship arrived days later and the colony was saved.  Kirk would go on to go to Starfleet Acadamy and there beat the infamous Kobayashi Maru no-win simulation by cheating.  Kirk would be posted as an Ensign to the starship ''Republic'', and from this first posting enjoyed a rapid rise through Starfleet.
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Born in Iowa, Kirk spent at least part of his life on the colony world of Tarsus IV where he was one of nine people to survive witnessing the massacre of half the colony's population by its own governor to conserve critical supplies.  However, the governor of Tarsus IV was premature in cutting back on the mouths he had to feed - a relief ship arrived days later and the colony was saved.  Kirk would go on to go to [[Starfleet Academy]] and there beat the infamous [[Kobayashi Maru]] no-win simulation by cheating.  Kirk would be posted as an Ensign to the starship ''Republic'', and from this first posting enjoy a rapid rise through Starfleet.
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[[Image:Ripped shirt2.jpg|thumb|left|"Now, I am '''invincible'''!"]]
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==[[Kirk-fu|Kirk Fu]]==
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"Kirk Fu" is a common fan name for Kirk's fighting style, which was a combination of martial arts, boxing, wrestling, bar-room brawling and at one point showed a dash of sumo wrestling.
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[[Image:Kirk-Pine.jpg|thumb|right|Chris Pine as Kirk]]
  
 
==Character==
 
==Character==
[[Image:Ripped shirt2.jpg|thumb|right|"Now, I am '''invincible'''!"]]Kirk was a great lover of women, but an even greater lover of his service and his ship.  Family remained important to him however.  After his son was killed by a [[Klingon]], his previous professional demeanor hardened into a cold hatred of all Klingons.
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Kirk was a great lover of women, but an even greater lover of his service and his ship.  Family remained important to him however.  After his son was killed by a [[Klingon]], his previous professional demeanor hardened into a cold hatred of all Klingons.
  
Kirk is often portrayed as one of the Federation Starfleet's finest officers by the fans of Star Trek universe, and is generally agreed to be pretty awesome by all, even if his hand-to-hand combat style of Kirk-fu is often mocked.  Kirk was unlike many other Starfleet captains, a man of action and risk.  He personally faced down the genetic superman Khan, whereas [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] would likely have tried to negotiate and [[Kathryn Janeway|Janeway]] would likely have attempted to bore him to death with [[technobabble]].
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Kirk is often portrayed as one of the Federation Starfleet's finest officers by the fans of Star Trek universe, and is generally agreed to be pretty awesome by all, even if his hand-to-hand combat style of [[Kirk-fu]] is often mocked.  Kirk was, unlike many other Starfleet captains, a man of action and risk.  He personally faced down the genetic superman [[Khan]], whereas [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] would likely have tried to negotiate and [[Kathryn Janeway|Janeway]] would likely have attempted to bore him to death with [[technobabble]].
  
James T. Kirk was played by [[William Shatner]] in every incarnation except for the upcoming eleventh [[Star Trek XI|Star Trek movie]].
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==Actors==
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James T. Kirk has been played by [[William Shatner]] in every incarnation except for the eleventh [[Star Trek (2009)|Star Trek movie]], in which he is played by Chris Pine.
  
 
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[[Category: ST Characters]]

Revision as of 21:28, 28 September 2009

James T. Kirk
James t kirk1.jpg
Quote:

"This is the kind of accommodations you get from priceline.com? Screw them."

Race:

Human

Affiliation:

United Federation of Planets

Gender:

Male

Born:

unknown

Died:

2371

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James Tiberius Kirk was the third Captain of the first starship Enterprise and Captain of the second ship to bear that name for some time between the fourth and sixth Star Trek movies. He was also, ironically the man responsible for the scuttling of the first Enterprise over the Genesis planet.

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History

Born in Iowa, Kirk spent at least part of his life on the colony world of Tarsus IV where he was one of nine people to survive witnessing the massacre of half the colony's population by its own governor to conserve critical supplies. However, the governor of Tarsus IV was premature in cutting back on the mouths he had to feed - a relief ship arrived days later and the colony was saved. Kirk would go on to go to Starfleet Academy and there beat the infamous Kobayashi Maru no-win simulation by cheating. Kirk would be posted as an Ensign to the starship Republic, and from this first posting enjoy a rapid rise through Starfleet.

"Now, I am invincible!"

Kirk Fu

"Kirk Fu" is a common fan name for Kirk's fighting style, which was a combination of martial arts, boxing, wrestling, bar-room brawling and at one point showed a dash of sumo wrestling.

Chris Pine as Kirk

Character

Kirk was a great lover of women, but an even greater lover of his service and his ship. Family remained important to him however. After his son was killed by a Klingon, his previous professional demeanor hardened into a cold hatred of all Klingons.

Kirk is often portrayed as one of the Federation Starfleet's finest officers by the fans of Star Trek universe, and is generally agreed to be pretty awesome by all, even if his hand-to-hand combat style of Kirk-fu is often mocked. Kirk was, unlike many other Starfleet captains, a man of action and risk. He personally faced down the genetic superman Khan, whereas Picard would likely have tried to negotiate and Janeway would likely have attempted to bore him to death with technobabble.

Actors

James T. Kirk has been played by William Shatner in every incarnation except for the eleventh Star Trek movie, in which he is played by Chris Pine.

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