Kirk doesn't take too kindly to having his ship and crew threatened, and has had enough of the Emperor's nonsense. Dr. McCoy tends to an injured Vader as Kirk gives one of his famous speeches to a stunned Emperor!
*McCoy scans Vader*
"This man is NOT dead, Jim! But he won't be for long; I need to beam him up for immediate medical attention!"
*Vader looks up at McCoy, and thinks to himself*
-Who are you? And I thought my son was supposed to be here...I sense a great disturbance in the force....-
I imagine the Emperor will try to blast him with lightning...which will rip Kirk's shirt...
And I'm sure Picard, Sisko, etc wouldn't have made it half as far!
"You'll find that your lightning doesn't work anymore, your majesty.
My chief engineer has turned your defense screen into a medichorical inversion field--effective jamming the powers of you and your half-mechanical henchman
There is a new force in play here, Mr. Palpatine...
...It's called justice!"
And while Kirk speechifies, the off-camera Spock is getting ready to neck pinch the hell out of that dried up old coot!!!
Ooh, I hadn't thought about Spock sneaking up behind the Emp... that's TOTALLY a Spock move!
I'd like to think that a man with such an arsenal would always prevail against a withered wizard who knows only deception, manipulation, and intimidation. And yes I know that, "Evil usually wins, unless good is very careful" but I count caution among Kirk's virtues.
I love that quote of McCoy's! I definitely think that Kirk has the right "tools" to win against anyone like Palpatine.