Nerys Myk wrote:
I have a lot of problems with the scene in Star Trek 09 because Kirk is just ridiculously, cartoonishly cocky in it. I'd always assumed Kirk had hacked and cheated to pass, but at least in a more subtle way. I assumed his cheat allowed them to save the Kobayashi Maru in a realistic manner while he played it dead straight.
Having him munch on an apple, barely pay attention and do "funny" gun signs was too much for me. That just isn't my Kirk.
It's not a big deal for me though as it's a fairly disposable scene.
The scene is designed to show what Kirk thinks of the test. It's also consistent/parallel with Kirk in TWOK.
Exactly. There are legitimate ways to gripe about the Abrams films but these asinine speculations about things we have NO evidence for (the "decent cheating" of Prime Kirk) in order to create a false comparison with what we actually have evidence for (the Abrams version of the test) and place the latter in a bad light is, frankly, bullshit.