I love when I find out about something that is very unique and kind of cool in the nerdy sense. I was watching Suits a few weeks ago and Harvey, the gorgeous lawyer, was telling his protégé how to win a case using Kobayashi Maru. It is from Star Trek, and oh, by the way, Captain Kirk is The Man, according to Harvey.
Well, I didn’t really get quite what this thing was, but I thought it interesting. Just a few days ago, The Wrath of Khan was playing. Now, I’ve never been much of an older Star Trek fan. I did go through The Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager. So, I’ve done my fair share of Trekkie things. But I’m not one much for the films. However, I was just sort of watching it, and low and behold, the Kobayashi Maru was mentioned. How cool is that!
So, I of course had to finish out the film just to hear more about it. Since I missed most of the beginning, I still didn’t know much about it, thank you Wikipedia for filling me in.
I love watching shows and movies that throw in pop culture. It makes people seem more real and you can connect to them. Suits seems to bring in a fair amount of it, what with a hilarious rendition from Harvey of “ADRIENE!”, and then another episode that mentions Terminator.
It kind of makes everything feel more real.
Now, personally, I think the term Kobayashi Maru is brilliant. I’m sick and tired of the statement, “thinking outside the box”. I think maybe I should just start saying “do a Kobayashi Maru”, when I mean to think outside the box. It’s very nerdy retro-ish. If that makes any sense at all.
Well, I’m just glad I know what it means, and now, I kind of want to see the other Captain Kirk films. (I kind of think Captain Kirk is the man as well)