Star Trek

Season 2 Episode 24

The Ultimate Computer

7
Aired Unknown Mar 08, 1968 on NBC
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  • Kirk is replaced by a computer.

    6.5
    It's human nature to ask the question, "how is a computer superior to a person and how is a person superior to a computer?" In science fiction, it's natural to follow up with the questions, "how much can we depend upon computers? What's the limit of their abilities in the future?" Star Trek tackles all these questions with this episode, but the end result is not very good. The problem is that the script focuses too much on the computer and too little upon the characters. Star Trek works best when it's not about gadgets and technology, but when it's about the people dealing with them – people just like you and me who happen to be living in a different time. To give credit where it's due, there's a bit of exploration of Kirk's feelings with regard to his computer replacement, but it's not enough to make this episode a good one.
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