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[Kirk is caught cheating on Spock's Kobayashi Maru test]
Kirk: The test itself is a cheat, isn't it? I mean you program it to be unwinnable.
Spock: Your argument precludes the possibility of a no-win scenario.
Kirk: I don't believe in no-win scenarios.
Spock: Then not only did you violate the rules, you also failed to understand the principal lesson.
Kirk: Please, enlighten me.
Spock: You of all people should know, Cadet Kirk. A captain cannot cheat death.
Kirk: I of all people?
Spock: Your father, Lieutenant George Kirk, assumed command of his vessel before being killed in action, did he not?
Kirk: [defensively] I don't think you like the fact that I beat your test...
Spock: Furthermore, you have failed to divine the purpose of the test.
Kirk: [seething with anger] Enlighten me again.
Spock: The purpose is to experience fear. Fear in the face of certain death. To accept that fear, and maintain control of oneself and one's crew. This is a quality expected in every Starfleet captain.
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