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Captain Kirk is kind of an asshole.
He keeps running in to all these alien entities with amazing super-technological powers that can solve all of humanity's issues, but he basically kills them every time because they're a little handsy after several millennia of isolation and won't let the Enterprise leave.
>oh you can cure all illness and eliminate anger and sorrow? well fuck you we don't want to stay on this planet, die
>oh you can reverse aging and materialize shit? well fuck you we don't want to stay on this planet, die
>oh you can materialize anything and make our wildest dreams come true? well fuck you, we don't want to stay on this planet, die
Would it seriously hurt the guy to say,
"Hold up. WE, the crew of this ship, aren't cool with hanging around here. We have places to be. But there are assuredly hundreds, thousands, potentially even millions of humans and other lifeforms in the Federation that might take you up on this offer. If you let us go, we'll pass out some pamphlets, see if you get any takers."