It doesn't matter that Moore killed Captain Kirk in one of his many meaningless scripts. In this particular case, in a movie that didn't do well at all at the Box Office.
In the "Star Trek" universe there are infinite time lines overlapping on top of one another. So, in actuality Captain Kirk was never killed at all in Moore's script. Nothing to see here....move on.
So here we are a gazillion years after his gig on "Star Trek"...and Ronald D. Moore is still the unknown entity to the mass market that he was a gazillion years ago. Unfortunately, Ronald D. Moore can't retreat to an alternate time line where he is genuinely successful and famous at what he does. He's stuck in this time line "putzing" along on the little "Starz" network.
And Captain Kirk dying in a scaffolding collapse was the most imaginative death for Kirk that Moore could think of? Really? Really? This was what Moore was weeping over? Really? He weeped over his own bad writing. Moore couldn't come up with something infinitely more imaginative? A character with the iconic stature of Captain Kirk deserves a spectacular death. Dying at the hands of the "Gorns." Dying in space during a Klingon battle. The Enterprise bridge de-pressurizing due to a hull breach.
Of course, this is the same Ronald D. Moore who had his "GINO" - (Galactica in Name Only) characters wearing three piece business suits even though they were supposed to be thousands of light years from Earth. And who ultimately ended up doing a "Contemporary Soap Opera / Gangster Melodrama" set right here on Earth despite the fact that that was not what the title...."Battlestar Galactica"....demanded. If you sign on to do..."Battlestar Galactica"....you do...."Battlestar Galactica" (the 1978 series) with all of the "Epic Scope" responsibilities and appropriate budget such a job demands....Not an ambiguous contemporary melodrama set on Earth in the present day with a $1.98 production budget. "Battlestar Galactica" is not and never was open to the eccentric and "production lazy" interpretations of Ronald D. Moore.
So, it's not surprising when Ronald D. Moore tackled the death of Captain Kirk, it thoroughly lacked imagination, epic grandeur, and inspired thinking as well.
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