Kirk argues that cheating was acceptable because the simulation was designed to be unbeatable.
The disciplinary hearing is interrupted by a distress signal from Vulcan.
Pine felt he had to show Kirk's "humor, arrogance and decisiveness," but not Shatner's speech pattern, which would have bordered on imitation.
and how "he is constantly exploring that notion of how to evolve in a responsible way and how to evolve in a respectful way. You look back at those pictures and you see the bowl cut.
In that future, Romulus was threatened by a supernova.
Spock's attempt to use "red matter" to create an artificial black hole and consume the supernova failed, and Nero's family perished along with Romulus.
Enterprise goes to warp as the elder Spock speaks the "where no one has gone before" monologue.
Following a bar fight with Starfleet cadets accompanying Nyota Uhura, Kirk meets Captain Christopher Pike, who encourages him to enlist in Starfleet Academy, where Kirk meets and befriends doctor Leonard Mc Coy.
Three years later, Commander Spock accuses Kirk of cheating during the Kobayashi Maru simulation.
Narada attacks Enterprise and Pike surrenders, delegating command of the ship to Spock and promoting Kirk to first officer.
Kirk, Hikaru Sulu and Chief Engineer Olson perform a space jump onto the drilling platform.