‘Star Trek’: Twitter users give James T. Kirk the death he deserved

June 08, 2011 | 6:01 p.m.

Actor Malcolm McDowell spoke some cosmic truth when he said that James T. Kirk, the lion of Starfleet, deserved a better death than the one he got in “Star Trek: Generations” almost two decades ago.  “It was a paltry screen moment in a situation that called for something dramatic and inspired, something spectacular, even,” said McDowell, who happened to play the on-screen villain who sent William Shatner’s iconic character to his dusty doom. So we opened up the question to you — what sort of death would have been befitting the gold-shirted hero who bested the Kobayashi Maru simulation and also bedded half of the humanoid females in the universe? Through the miracle of Twitter, Facebook and comment board, you gave us the answers we were looking for — and few that we’d rather just forget. (Comic-book fans will recognize the name on that first Tweet  as someone they’ve read about a lot here at Hero Complex.) Do you think you can do better?  Use Twitter, the comments below or Facebook to share your method of sending Kirk beyond the final frontier. We’ll update this post at the end of the week.

– Geoff Boucher and Noelene Clark

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