The Ultimate Computer
Episode 24 of 26 within Season Two. Item 54 of 89 overall.
Production number 6149-53.
Laurence N. Wolfe - Story
D. C. Fontana - Teleplay
John Meredyth Lucas - Director
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Stardate: 4729.4 --Kirk and the Enterprise are ordered to a space station and told to transport the vast majority of his the crew to the station. Kirk is informed that the Enterprise will be the test vehicle for the M5 Multitronic System, a super computer designed to replace a crew. It is to be tested in battle simulations, but as the mission progresses it refuses to give up control.

original airdate--March 8, 1968  Remastered date--February 9, 2008

music:"Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Alexander Courage 

Goof-- On the bridge, when Kirk tells Daystrom that the M-5 must be disconnected/destroyed, the moving shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the wall behind them.

Trivia--Robert Wesley was named for a pseudonym that Gene Roddenberry had used early in his career, and in fact, "Wesley" is Roddenberry's given middle name.

 

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

 

Klingon: logh: HeH Qav'e'. DaH 'entepray' Duj lengmey lutalu'. Qu' vagh-DIS: Huj chu' qo', yISam yIn tayqeq chu', vay' boldly nuqDaq V pagh 'ej explore.

 

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Previous episode :
053 The Omega Glory
Next episode :
055 Bread And Circuses

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=De'wI' Ultimate

regional titles

Dutch
The Ultimate Computer
English
The Ultimate Computer
French
Unite multitronique
German
Computer M5
Irish
An Ríomhaire deiridh
Italian
Il computer che uccide
Spanish
El mejor ordenador