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

Summary:

from imdb.com 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.

Other:

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

Coder name: Amanda Scheiner
Coder email: amandags@temple.edu
Coder affiliation: Temple University