I love that! Another possible alternative: he walks in reading and distracted and everyone screams it and he jumps a foot in the air. Pads go flying, girlish shrieks are heard, the whole nine yards.
Instead I'll mess up a lot and be rowdy and bad and in the end become a great captain who sips earl grey and has the first ever ANDROID serving in their crew because I am this century's Jean Luc Picard
Accepted. But I like to think he would have to keep it a secret, because his dad was a politician in his little farm town and was against the colonization of space. That's how it is in one Star Trek book, not that his dad was a captain. I knew that version first, and though I like legendary-captain daddy Kirk, I'll always stick with the first one.