The Kobayashi Maru

Kirk and his crew face certain death… while journeying deep into their own pasts!

TOS #047 Cover

  • Stardate Unknown
  • Released December 1989

A freak shuttlecraft accident—and suddenly Captain Kirk and most of his senior officers find themselves adrift in space, with no hope of rescue, no hope of repairing their craft, or restoring communications—with nothing, in short, but time on their hands.

Time enough for each to tell the story of the Kobayashi Maru—the Starfleet Academy test given to command cadets. Nominally a tactical exercise, the Kobayashi Maru is in fact a test of character revealed in the choices each man makes—and does not make.

Discover now how Starfleet cadets Kirk, Chekov, Scott, and Sulu each faced the Kobayashi Maru… and became in turn Starfleet officers.

Written by: Julia Ecklar


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Scott’s voice pierced the silence with a sharp, frightened cry…

Chekov clutched the helmet to him again. “Scotty!”

“I’ve got a suit breach! Ah, DAMN! Chekov! Listen, lad, you’ve got to—”

Silence engulfed the open channel.

Chekov threw his helmet to the floor and began hastily stripping off his duty jacket.

“Where do you think you’re going?” McCoy demanded. “Chekov, don’t be an idiot!”

Chekov didn’t look up. “I won’t leave the lock,” he promised. “If I can’t see him, I’ll come right back.”

“We need someone in this shuttle besides me who isn’t incapacitated…” McCoy began.

“Bones,” Kirk said, interrupting the doctor. He turned to Chekov. “Go. But be careful.”

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