In some instances, spoiler tags are appreciated.
However, as they weren't employed.......................this may (stress, emphasize, whichever the word 'may') fit with a potential motif or arc for Kirk based around Bones' supposed final line in the 9 minute prologue, Pike's words to Kirk about the dangers of his confidence and a sneaking suspicion I have that someone may not be alive by the end of proceedings.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist