Why the Kobayashi Maru academy test was a stupid test to begin with
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Join Date: Jul 2012
12-10-2012, 10:05 AM
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You know... If you beam over the crew, then get blown up, you didn save them did you
Why would my ship get blown up
Starships can take at least a few hits un-shielded without immediately exploding, and by placing the Kobyashi Maru between my ship and the Klingons, they wouldn't be able to get in so many clear shots...
With regards the test itself, I think every cadet going into the simulator knows they're going into a simulator for a test. Knowing it's an unwinnable scenario isn't going to stop someone taking the simulation any less seriously, much like how someone will continue to retry levels on video games even after they get beaten over and over, and there's definitely something to be said for getting caught up in the heat of the moment, as in Wrath of Khan, rather than in JJ Trek which was impossible to forget that it was a simulator thus impossible to truly take seriously...