The Ultimate Computer thoughts

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by somebuddyX, May 11, 2022.

  1. Cash or Credit

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    I thought it was clear that Daystrom's suppressed rages were being vented by the M-5, as a consequence of scanning his own engrams into the computer. Daystrom was in the right? No, he needed a long, restful vacation [http://www.chakoteya.net/StarTrek/53.htm]:

    KIRK: The M-5 must be destroyed.
    DAYSTROM: Destroyed, Kirk? No. We're invincible. Look what we've done. Your mighty starships, Four toys to be crushed as we choose.
    (Spock neck-pinches Daystrom.)​
     
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  2. Qonundrum

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    Great catch, thanks! :) Time to do a rewatch, it's been forever and this aging stuff just gets old at times... :( On the plus side, it'll feel like a new episode again. :D
     
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    William Marshall was fantastic in this role. He chewed up the scenery like no other. I loved his character ( “you are great, I am great”). One of the best tos episodes
     
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    Yes. He had the most heft of just about any guest star in the series. That voice! And his imposing figure. Everything he said just came off as awesome. "Men no longer neeeeeed diiiie in spaaaaaace."
     
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    Kirk's "Genius doesn't work on an assembly line basis" speech is one of my favorite Kirk speeches.
     
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    This episode is chock full of awesome. It's really one of the classics I like to show to newcomers. It's got a great story, fantastic pacing and everyone is involved.
     
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    Hey that film was one of my favorites. And I got very into actual Mainframe Computing back in 1975 in junior high school. The scary thing about that film was except for the exceptional and fantastical Artificial Intelligence aspect; the way they were initially interfacing with Colossus used current Mainframe technology of the era. To me that was rather frightening at the time.
     
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