A high school student in Calgary has reportedly confused the subject matter of his history presentation and gave a fifteen minute long presentation on the Kobayashi Maru.
The presentation was supposed to be on the 1914 incident of a Japanese ship, called the Komagata Maru, carrying immigrants from Asia that was denied landing in British Columbia, and would discuss the effects the incident had both at the time, and in the later decades.
Instead the presentation went into exacting detail on Starfleet’s infamous “no-win” scenario that is used to test how a cadet would react under such a circumstance in the fictional futures outlined in the Star Trek series.
The student, whose name has been withheld, discussed at length both the original timeline with actor William Shatner as James Kirk, as well as the rebooted timeline with actor Chris Pine as Kirk, as well as other instances of the exercise including the one taken by Vulcan Cadet Saavik in The Wrath of Kahn.
“I did think it weird that history class would call on Star Trek like that.” The student told us. “But this was one of the more fun assignments so far this year.” The student has been offered the chance to redo the presentation on the correct subject matter.