Re: Kirk's status, new timeline- Really so far off? (Contains spoilers
I find it unlikely that Kirk's tampering with the Kobayashi Maru
test would not be detected until later. The mere fact that Kirk 'won' the simulation would be evidence enough, since everyone who takes it must 'lose' (i.e. fail to rescue the ship, and/or have their ship blown up by the Klingons).
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