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Special Edition No. 14: Star Trek Kobayashi Maru ECS-1022 [With Collector Magazine]
Special Edition No. 14: Star Trek Kobayashi Maru ECS-1022 [With Collector Magazine]

Eaglemoss Special Edition No. 14: Star Trek Kobayashi Maru ECS-1022 [With Collector Magazine]




 
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Eaglemoss EMSTSP14 Special Edition No. 14: Star Trek Kobayashi Maru ECS-1022 [With Collector Magazine] "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
- Science Officer Spock

The USS Kobayashi Maru (ECS-1022) was a Federation starship that served as a component of the Kobayashi Maru simulation, a no-win-scenario at the Starfleet Academy. In the scenario, the vessel was under attack by several Klingon Warbirds.

John Eaves and Alex Jaeger designed the Kobayashi Maru for Star Trek. They based the design on Roger Sorensen's blueprints from 1983 of the prime universe class 3 neutronic fuel carrier Kobayashi Maru and its image on the cover of the novel The Kobayashi Maru, which in turn, was a depiction of a Tritium-class starship, originally designed by Rick Sternbach for the Spaceflight Chronology. (p. 130)

In the opinion of Industrial Light & Magic art director Alex Jaeger, the starship Kobayashi Maru had a similar design to the USS Excelsior (β) that was planned to feature in the film Star Trek but did not make the transition to the screen (although it was essentially a dark-colored variant of the Armstrong-type). Jaeger specifically commented about the Kobayashi Maru, "It resembled the Excelsior, but was more of a cargo version." (Cinefex, No. 118, p. 60; Star Trek - The Art of the Film, p. 59)

According to the virtual collectible card battle game Star Trek: Rivals, card #41, the USS Kobayashi Maru has the registration NCC-S3700. The CGI model of this ship made an appearance in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 434) where the registry and name could barely be made out. The registry appears in the entry for this ship on the same page and in the starship list on p. 331 of volume 2.

Pictured here is a replica of the the USS Kobayashi Maru (ECS-1022). Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 10-inches

Release Date: December 2018

Historical Account: "Kobayahi Maru" - The Kobayashi Maru is a training exercise in the fictional Star Trek universe designed to test the character of Starfleet Academy cadets in a no-win scenario. The Kobayashi Maru test was first depicted in the opening scene of the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and also appears in the 2009 film Star Trek. Screenwriter Jack B. Sowards is credited with inventing the test. The test's name is occasionally used among Star Trek fans or those familiar with the series to describe a no-win scenario, a test of one's character or a solution that involves redefining the problem.

The notional primary goal of the exercise is to rescue the civilian vessel Kobayashi Maru in a simulated battle with the Klingons. The disabled ship is located in the Klingon Neutral Zone, and any Starfleet ship entering the zone would cause an interstellar incident. The approaching cadet crew must decide whether to attempt rescue of the Kobayashi Maru crew - endangering their own ship and lives - or leave the Kobayashi Maru to certain destruction. If the cadet chooses to attempt rescue, the simulation is designed to guarantee that the ship is destroyed with the loss of all crew members.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand
  • Comes with collector box
  • Comes with magazine

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