Computers were data storage and control devices. In 2254, the Talosians accessed the computer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, and learned a great deal about Human culture and history. A computer was also able to actively scan individuals, which allowed it to serve as a lie detector, much to the chagrin of Harry Mudd when he came aboard the Enterprise on Stardate 1329.1.
Notes and References
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Cage." Star Trek, Season 0, Episode 0. Directed by Robert Butler. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Desilu Productions, 1965 (Released 1986).
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Mudd's Women." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 3. Directed by Harvey Hart. Story by Gene Roddenberry. Written by Stephen Kandel. Desilu Productions, 13 October 1966.