Why the Kobayashi Maru academy test was a stupid test to begin with
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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-10-2012, 08:17 AM
Prior to the '09 movie, I used to hold the Kobayashi Maru test in reverence as the defining example of how one could judge someone's character in a pressure situation. I had envisioned the test being modeled after the final trial of Ender's Game (for those that read the book) where it is finally revealed all of his "tests" were actually real. Imagine if you went into KM test thinking you could be affecting real people's lives, would you react differently?
The '09 representation of the test totally changed my perspective on the Kobayashi Maru test to one of great disappointment. There is no way any of those cadets can take the third attempt at winning seriously, not even the professors grading Kirk.
Join Date: Sept 2008
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