Silly Texas man who likes Star Trek, Batman, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and 50s schlock. I'm also a big fan of Bettie Page, Elvis, old Hollywood glamour, and most retro. I'm easily distracted by bright shiny things. Or boobs. Or bright shiny boobs.
After attending Starfleet Academy and meeting Gary Mitchell (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”) and Finnegan (“Shore Leave”), Ensign James T. Kirk served on board the Republic with Ben Finney (“Court Martial”) and then the Farragut as a lieutenant. It was during his first deep-space assignment on board the Farragut that he encountered the cloud creature on Tycho IV (“Obsession”) and Tyree and the other residents of Neural (“A Private Little War”). He also assumed command of an unnamed ship prior to Enterprise (“Where No Man Has Gone Before”).
Spock: Captain, I read your incident report.
Kirk: Yeah? What'cha think?
Spock: Whilst "ain't nobody fuckin' with my clique" is an accurate - if rather concise - assessment of your reasoning behind the incident on Alpha Vega VII, I somehow doubt that Admiral Pike will agree.
James T. Kirk became Chief of Starfleet Operations when he moved into the admirality. He recommended Will Decker as his successor as captain of Enterprise. This was all depicted in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a little-known independent film that was released in 1979 by Paramount Pictures.
None of that Next Generation stuff around here, young lady!