The Kobayashi Maru is the test given to cadets at the Starfleet Academy - a simulated no-win situation in space. For James Kirk it was a challenge that defined him as a leader. For Chekov it meant a struggle against his own personality. For Sulu and Scotty it was a matter of the spirit and a second chance...Now, the Starfleet officers look back on those youthful days. Their shuttlecraft is drifting helplessly in space. Sharing with each other the painful, often fierce lessons of their Kobayashi Maru, each man struggles to tap his inner strength and to overcome the most desperate situation of their careers!
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not entirely unabridged
- Brandon Holman
if you only try one of these, this is it
After Leonard Nemoy died recently, I wanted to look back to a favorite character from childhood. These dramatizations seem to be a format for 90-minute cassettes, hince 2 45-minute chapters. Knowing they are vintage, the sound affects and voice characterizations are actually fun. The story of this one is a quilt of several stories. Each of the characters describes his experience taking the Kobayashi Maru test. I liked Leonard's autobiography, too. He is missed and remembered.
The stories inside the story format. The different approaches to the test each of the characters took, defining their style.
He is surprisingly one of the best of the original cast doing these voice characterizations.
Ask JJ Abrahms :)
These Star Trek shorts are overpriced and should be more affordable and popular. Maybe bind 5 of them for one credit, similar to the History Channel sets.
- Andrew Scott McClanahan