“The name of the captain of this new Zumwalt-class destroyer (the latest guided missile vessel to be deployed by the U.S. Navy) is…wait for it…James Kirk. Truly epic..”
The real Captain James Kirk received his commission as an officer at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1990 and has served “as Executive Assistant to the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs and as an Action Officer on the Joint Staff.” Sorry, but he’s never spent any time on the real USS Enterprise as far as we’re aware. And, no, the executive officer is not named Spock. Instead, we’ll have Cmdr. Jeffrey W. Hickox filling that role (sans the pointy ears, we’d assume).