Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer

Work Title: Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer
Medium: TV Episode
Episode Title: The Ultimate Computer
Year: 1968
Own work?: No


from Kirk and a sub-skeleton crew are ordered to test out an advanced artificially intelligent control system that could potentially render them all redundant.

Era/Year of Portrayal: distant_future

Distinctive characteristics of the world in portrayal:

Stardate 4729.4 - space travel is common.

Long-term consequences:

Kirk is able to convince the M5 to destroy itself through logic - the Enterprise continues to be commanded by Kirk.


A clear precursor or homage to 2001: A Space Oddyssey - the same plot.

Coder name: Amanda Scheiner
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Coder affiliation: Temple University