Reaching a Starfleet outpost on Delta Vega, Kirk and the elder Spock meet Montgomery Scott.
With the elder Spock's help, Scott devises a way for Kirk to beam onto Enterprise while it is travelling at Warp speed.
After getting the part, Pine sent William Shatner a letter and received a reply containing Shatner's approval.
Pine watched classic episodes and read encyclopedias about the Star Trek universe, but stopped as he felt weighed down by the feeling he had to copy Shatner.
Spock maroons Kirk on Delta Vega after Kirk attempts mutiny.