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Myriad Universes: computer
Computer interface (TOS08)

Computer interface (TOS08)
First Appearance TOS06 (8 Sep 1966)
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

Computers were data storage and control devices.[1] Computers from the 1960s, computers were bulky, loud, and limited in their capabilities.[2] 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.[1] 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.[3] While Samuel Cogley owned a computer, which was capable of instant recall of any case history, but preferred to use books and his brain, which he called the "biological computer" in his head.[4] The Eminians and Vendikans conducted a war between their planets for five centuries via computer, until it was ended in 2267 by the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.[5]

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Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Cage". Star Trek, season 0, episode 0 (Production number 01). Directed by Robert Butler. Written by Gene Roddenberry. Released 1986. Desilu Productions. 1965.
  2. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Tomorrow is Yesterday." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 19 (Production 21). Directed by Michael O'Herlihy. Written by D.C. Fontana. Desilu Productions, 26 January 1967.
  3. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Mudd's Women". Star Trek, season 1, episode 6 (Production number 04). Directed by Harvey Hart. Written by Stephen Kandel. Desilu Productions. 13 October 1966.
  4. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Court Martial." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 20 (Production 15). Directed by Marc Daniels. Story by Don M. Mankiewicz. Teleplay by Don M. Mankiewicz and Steven W. Carabatsos (Teleplay). Desilu Productions, 2 February 1967.
  5. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "A Taste of Armageddon." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 23 (Production 23). Directed by Joseph Pevney. Written by Robert Hamner (Story and Teleplay) and Gene L. Coon (Teleplay). Desilu Productions, 23 February 1967.