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For questions about the Kobayashi Maru scenario, a no-win scenario run on a bridge simulator at Starfleet Academy in the 23rd century. It was taken by command-track cadets in order to test their response to an impossible situation.

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How secret is the Kobayashi Maru test?

There are plenty of questions about the Kobayashi Maru test, but there's one facet of the test that I don't recall ever being discussed. Do the cadets know anything about the test before it runs? ...
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How exactly did Kirk beat the Kobayashi Maru?

Captain Kirk is said to be the only known person to have beaten the Kobayashi Maru in the original series. What irks me is, he apparently added a subroutine which magically tipped the scales in his ...
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Is it possible to ruin one’s career by failing the Kobayashi Maru?

The Kobayashi Maru is an exam given to Starfleet cadets that is famously a no-win situation, used to judge candidates' character rather than skills per se. The implication is that the results of the ...
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Why is the Neutral Zone pictured as an ellipsoid in the Kobayashi Maru test in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan?

The depiction of the Neutral Zone during the Kobayashi Maru test in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan has never seemed quite right to me. While taking the Kobayashi Maru test, initially Lt. Saavik orders ...
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Could Data pass the Kobayashi Maru?

Would he even be allowed to take the test since he could not feel fear and thus, the ultimate reason for the test would not have any effect on Data?
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Is Kobayashi Maru really a no-win situation?

Below is my understanding of the Kobayashi Maru test, which is supposed to illustrate a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. The KM is stranded in a Neutral Zone and will soon lose ...
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Why did Lt. Saavik take the Kobayashi Maru test during Wrath of Khan?

I've always had the impression that the Kobayashi Maru test was only given to Starfleet cadets. However, in Star Trek: Wrath of Khan we see Lt. Saavik (not a cadet, but a commissioned officer AFAIK) ...
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How did Nog beat the Kobayashi Maru?

From the Memory Alpha article on Nog: Nog's time at the Academy is featured in the "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy" comic book series, where he's one of the main characters. In the short story "The ...
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Kobayashi Maru in Star Trek: Next Generation

Was there anyone tested with Kobayashi Maru in Star Trek: Next Generation?
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How effective is the Kobayashi Maru as a training exercise when everyone knows it is an unbeatable scenario?

From Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan: SPOCK: The Kobayashi Maru scenario frequently wreaks havoc with students and equipment. ... KIRK: Self-expression doesn't seem to be one of your problems. ......