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James T. Kirk Did Not Cheat On The Kobayashi Maru Test

Originally posted at Badass Digest By Davin Faraci James T. Kirk Did Not Cheat On The Kobayashi Maru Test Let's get into a good old fashioned nerd argument pitting the original STAR TREK versus the rebooot.
The opening of the new Star Trek video game sees Kirk and Spock playing three-dimensional chess when they are called to the bridge. The duo leave, but then Kirk walks back into frame and rearranges the pieces on the board to give him an advantage. This is the James T. Kirk of the rebooted Star Trek - a degenerate cheater, a guy against whom playing games would be absolutely no fun at all. The game was written in conjunction with Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the same guys who wrote the 2009 reboot. I don’t know if they wrote that exact scene, but it completely falls in line with their painfully inaccurate interpretation of James Kirk and his approach to the Kobayashi Maru test, where they had Kirk straight up cheating. Here’s the thing: Kirk didn’t cheat on the Kobayashi Maru. Continue Reading
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