How long would you last at Starfleet Academy?
Do you have what it takes to be a member of Starfleet Academy? Star Trek.com wants to find out if you have the fortitude to be a member of Starfleet Academy. The website now offers a quiz for fans to test themselves. It’s just 10 simple questions but at the end of it, you’ll know if you’re truly Starfleet material.
The quiz is more an aptitude test than anything else. It serves to tell you what you can and would be in Starfleet; you know if Starfleet was real. It’s only 10 questions long and may give you a pretty decent idea of what your position within Starfleet would be if you were really a cadet. It’s shockingly not that simple of a test, so if you’re thinking it’d be a cakewalk and you’re the next James T. Kirk, you’re in for a treat.
Then again, you may be an uber fan and you may score perfectly.
"Have you ever dreamed of attending Starfleet Academy? It’s no walk in the park. The training school is meant to prepare students for the physical and psychological endurance it takes to serve on a Starfleet crew.Answer the questions below to test your knowledge and see how you would react to different exams the Academy students undergo. At the end, you’ll be given a Starfleet post based on your ability."
A hint at Starfleet Academy the series?
This could be a nice tongue-in-cheek nod to the planned Star Trek series that is set to be featured at Starfleet Academy. These types of advanced marketing ideas aren’t new, and we’ve seen them quite often in cinema. Especially with the original Cloverfield film.
While this specific quiz isn’t likely to be a direct link to anything specific, it could be used to gauge interest, or maybe a bit of marketing to remind you that something new, the Starfleet Academy series, may be coming sooner rather than later.
It may even be a way to help fans get accustomed to new ideas within the show, like aligning with your preferred orientation. For instance, in the Harry Potter fandom, there are smaller fandoms focused on what house each fan would end up in. Likewise, for Star Trek, there are at least three vocations that every fan could end up in, science, engineering, and command. This may be a way to integrate more sub-cultures into the Trek fandom.
If Star Trek wants to aim at a younger audience and that seems to be the idea for the Academy series, then they may try to incorporate more aptitude tests like this into the Star Trek zeitgeist.