Actually, Cawley was my first thought, too. Had me worried that the suits in charge had decided to shut down Phase II.When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was about James Cawley, whose Kirk never drove a pristine sports car over a cliff just to be a brat.
... as far as I know, at least.
No when I wrote the title I was referring to The Shat VS the 2.0 version of Captain Kirk. I like them both but I grew up with THE CAPTAIN KIRK William Shatner so around here we call him 2.0Actually, Cawley was my first thought, too. Had me worried that the suits in charge had decided to shut down Phase II.
I think you're mis-understanding. There's no question Shatner is the original, it's just that (to me) the next/second/2.0. etc Kirk is James Cawley. Heck, he's worked with way more TOS alumni than Pine and plays Kirk much closer to the original character. So Pine runs a distant third to me. Pine's Kirk has a different origin, different childhood and a different universe, so he's waaaay removed from Shatner's 1.0 original.