Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What is the Kobayashi Maru?

A multiple choice question: What is the Kobayashi Maru?

1. A third-class neutronic fuel carrier, carrying a crew of 81 and 300 passengers, last heard from in the proximity of Sector Ten.

2. The toughest simulator test that cadets face in their years at Starfleet Academy.

3. The brilliant solution to a very difficult Klingon/Federation public-relations interstellar conflict.

4. None of the above.


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  1. You nailed it Professor Canella. In the Wrath of Khan, the USS Enterprise's (NCC-1701) tactical station displays 381 life forms aboard the panic stricken neutronic fuel carrier "Kobayashi Maru" in the no win scenario Kobayashi Maru Test.

  2. Good one. I actually thought the obvious answer was the cadet traiining simulator. Fascinating...

  3. I remember that! Many people in Brazil, like me , like to watch Star Trek movies. The Japanese name of the flying craft will always be remembered by me, it's so peculiar...

  4. The Koybashi Maru is the ultimate no-win scenario designed to test cadets in the face of certain death. We know now Captain Kirk rigged Starfleets training simulator so he could cheat death. You nailed it too Maurice.


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