Why the Kobayashi Maru academy test was a stupid test to begin with
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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-09-2012, 06:12 PM
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My approach to the test is:
- Place the Kobyashi Maru between my ship and the Klingons.
- Drop shields long enough to beam any survivors from the Kobyashi Maru aboard.
- Destroy the Kobyashi Maru
- Tell the Klingons to go do one...
That's the "No win" part of the scenario. Rerouting all power to transporters, for a complete, simultaneous, beam out, kills your shields, and weapons. Originally, Kirk didn't hack the klingon weapon/shields part of the program, as in the 2009 movie. The novels portrayed him hacking the communications part of the program, so he could hail the Klingons before they attacked. Once the Klingons realized they were talking to "The Federation's greatest warrior, the infamous, brutal, Captain Kirk", they ran away at maximum warp. So, not only did Kirk achieve all three victory conditions, he did it without firing a shot.