Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:... No weapons, ion storms all around...
No "blaster at your side" is certainly one consideration, but ion storms are the key. These have been known to transport Kirk (et al) into a "mirrored" universe of the bearded Mr. Spock. So it all depends on how this plays out. If Solo happens to be making his jump to light speed in the midst of an ion storm, he might well find himself in that alternative universe facing the "evil" Kirk.
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Pat Farrell wrote:
Real Han would crush Shatner's Kirk.
OK, see, I see that word "crush" as the key. Han was just a slip of a boy, but Jim was a solidly-built fellow if there ever was one. If Kirk could get Solo off his feet -- and remember, he's the master of that running shoulder-slam move otherwise seen only in Noir films when an Irish cop needs to get into a locked apartment -- then I think my man James T. could sit on our little privateer friend, and pound his precious Farrah Fawcett-do into mush.
Indeed, but lately Sulu has been trash talking Kirk, and vice-versa. There's even talk about a public debate/blood-letting to get everything out in the open. Howard Stern has volunteered to be the moderator. Lots of bad blood.