Kobayashi Maru

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==Purpose and Problems==
 
==Purpose and Problems==
 
*Administration of the test differs between ST2 and other appearances. In ST2, the subject of the test was Lieutenant [[Saavik]], a commissioned officer. In other appearances, it is usually being administered to cadets.
 
*Administration of the test differs between ST2 and other appearances. In ST2, the subject of the test was Lieutenant [[Saavik]], a commissioned officer. In other appearances, it is usually being administered to cadets.
*In the latest [[Star Trek (2009)|''Star Trek'' movie]], the test is actually designed by [[Spock]], who says its purpose is to determine whether an officer can control himself and his crew in the face of overwhelming fear.  This claim is illogical, since any cadet taking the test knows that the situation is a simulation: there is no real danger, so there can be no overwhelming fear.
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*In the 2009 [[Star Trek (2009)|''Star Trek'' movie]], the test is actually designed by [[Spock]], who says its purpose is to determine whether an officer can control himself and his crew in the face of overwhelming fear.  This claim is illogical, since any cadet taking the test knows that the situation is a simulation: there is no real danger, so there can be no overwhelming fear.
 
**The dialogue in the film indicates that Commander Spock had programmed the test for the past four years, rather than having originally created it. However, Spock's security safeguards are inadequate.
 
**The dialogue in the film indicates that Commander Spock had programmed the test for the past four years, rather than having originally created it. However, Spock's security safeguards are inadequate.
 
*Also in ST2009, [[Leonard McCoy|McCoy]] and [[Uhura]] obviously know that the test is designed to be unbeatable.  Such knowledge would appear to defeat the stated purpose of the test.  In contrast, Saavik is apparently unaware of the unfair conditions of the test in ST2.
 
*Also in ST2009, [[Leonard McCoy|McCoy]] and [[Uhura]] obviously know that the test is designed to be unbeatable.  Such knowledge would appear to defeat the stated purpose of the test.  In contrast, Saavik is apparently unaware of the unfair conditions of the test in ST2.
  
 
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