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Shaka Zulu April 9 2013 08:14 PM

What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer?
 
...Yes, they say he will be taken someplace to get help, but was he held responsible for what happened? Was he even tried for his role in what happened? And where was he sent to be rehabilitated? What did he do after his rehab stint?

BillJ April 9 2013 08:40 PM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
Likely spent the rest of his days at the Federation Funny Farm.

AtoZ April 9 2013 09:21 PM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
To the Tantalus colony for a visit with Simon Van Gelder and perhaps a spell in "the chair".

Greg Cox April 9 2013 09:32 PM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
My understanding is that he was transformed into . . . Blacula! :)

Dale Sams April 9 2013 09:39 PM

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Well they named an institute after him, so he couldn't have been too discredited.

GSchnitzer April 9 2013 09:46 PM

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Shaka Zulu wrote: (Post 7920955)
...Yes, they say he will be taken someplace to get help, but was he held responsible for what happened? Was he even tried for his role in what happened? And where was he sent to be rehabilitated? What did he do after his rehab stint?

He went on to become the King of Cartoons.

"Let the cartoon...begin!"

The Cubed Ho April 9 2013 10:14 PM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
He's been psychiatrically remedied and reeducated and is now at the college level. He'll be back to work in a week.

TREK_GOD_1 April 9 2013 11:06 PM

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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 7921300)
My understanding is that he was transformed into . . . Blacula! :)

What a journey! He must have used the Enterprise's "lightspeed breakway factor," ended up in the 1790s, where he was vampirized by Dracula! Curious how he had no memory of his life as a 23rd century man when released from his coffin in 1972! ;)

ryan123450 April 10 2013 01:01 AM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
It's official. Scream, Blacula, Scream is now part of the Trek Canon.

ZapBrannigan April 10 2013 01:51 AM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
Rather than hook the M-5 unit up to the Enterprise and give it "varchully unlimited power!", Starfleet should have tested M-5 by linking it to another computer-- a virtual simulator that the M-5 thinks is the real deal. The Enterprise, outer space, and other starships would all be simulated in the virtual environment.

Starfleet officers would log on and play the game as if they were on their real ships, and only M-5 wouldn't know it was a virtual environment. Then when the unit went crazy and started killing people, all the lessons could be learned and nobody really dies.

plynch April 10 2013 02:16 AM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
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ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7922482)
Rather than hook the M-5 unit up to the Enterprise and give it "varchully unlimited power!", Starfleet should have tested M-5 by linking it to another computer-- a virtual simulator that the M-5 thinks is the real deal. The Enterprise, outer space, and other starships would all be simulated in the virtual environment.

Starfleet officers would log on and play the game as if they were on their real ships, and only M-5 wouldn't know it was a virtual environment. Then when the unit went crazy and started killing people, all the lessons could be learned and nobody really dies.

For NBC's lineup of must-not-see TV.

I enjoy this ep. Always have.

Ho Ho Homeier April 10 2013 02:32 AM

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ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7922482)
Rather than hook the M-5 unit up to the Enterprise and give it "varchully unlimited power!", Starfleet should have tested M-5 by linking it to another computer-- a virtual simulator that the M-5 thinks is the real deal. The Enterprise, outer space, and other starships would all be simulated in the virtual environment.

Starfleet officers would log on and play the game as if they were on their real ships, and only M-5 wouldn't know it was a virtual environment. Then when the unit went crazy and started killing people, all the lessons could be learned and nobody really dies.


Nobody in a 1968 television audience would have known what the hell they were talking about, because the first home gaming console didn't appear until 1972.

Though I believe the military was using vector graphics for planning strategy at the time.

ZapBrannigan April 10 2013 03:02 AM

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Melakon wrote: (Post 7922680)
Nobody in a 1968 television audience would have known what the hell they were talking about, because the first home gaming console didn't appear until 1972.

I agree, but I was making an in-universe comment, not a show-biz one. :bolian:

Shaka Zulu April 10 2013 08:47 AM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
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ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7922482)
Rather than hook the M-5 unit up to the Enterprise and give it "varchully unlimited power!", Starfleet should have tested M-5 by linking it to another computer-- a virtual simulator that the M-5 thinks is the real deal. The Enterprise, outer space, and other starships would all be simulated in the virtual environment.

Starfleet officers would log on and play the game as if they were on their real ships, and only M-5 wouldn't know it was a virtual environment. Then when the unit went crazy and started killing people, all the lessons could be learned and nobody really dies.

A very sensible plan that should have been carried out, but never was.

My guess as to what happened to Daystrom is that he was 'rehabilitated', was able to get his life back on track, and came up with positronics, but died before he could implement it, leaving the work to a young acolyte, Noonien Soong, (who had already been working on this from another angle based on work from an ancestor).

BillJ April 10 2013 10:55 AM

Re: What REALLY happened to Dr. Daystrom after 'The Ulitimate Computer
 
Quote:

ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7922482)
Rather than hook the M-5 unit up to the Enterprise and give it "varchully unlimited power!", Starfleet should have tested M-5 by linking it to another computer-- a virtual simulator that the M-5 thinks is the real deal. The Enterprise, outer space, and other starships would all be simulated in the virtual environment.

Starfleet officers would log on and play the game as if they were on their real ships, and only M-5 wouldn't know it was a virtual environment. Then when the unit went crazy and started killing people, all the lessons could be learned and nobody really dies.

But we don't know whether this happened or not. I'm pretty sure Starfleet would've extensively tested the M-5 before putting it on a ship.


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