Captain Kirk replies to an urgent (yet brief) message from Commodore Enright, which only tells him to report to the nearest space station. Once there, most of the crew is removed - held in a security area, leaving only a minimal skeleton crew on-board. Commodore Bob Wesley arrives, and informs the captain he's the unwitting 'fox in the hunt;' of simulated war games to be played. The purpose? To put the so far only-rumoured-to-exist M-5 Multitronic unit - through its paces. The M-5 computer is the latest invention of the brilliant Dr. Richard Daystrom, creator of the Duotronic computer systems, which power Enterprise, and many other high-end systems. Daystrom is confidant his unit can not only take control of the starship, but do a better job than humans can. At first, the Enterprise under M-5's control easily defeats two other starships, but, quickly begins to act independently of its human masters, Daystrom has little interest in disconnecting the M-5 and treats it more like an ...
Did You Know?
Daystrom's scanning device, which he used to analyze the M-5, resembles McCoy's medical scanner. It also resembles the one used in "The Naked Time", when Scotty used it to point out the critical engineering wall circuits and when Joe Tormolen used it on the surface of Psi 2000. See more
SPOILE: After Dr. Richard Daystrom suffers a mental breakdown he's seen in sickbay on a sickbed that's way too short for him. He's positioned in such a way that his head is tilted sideways on the pillow as the bed's headboard would block it, and his feet firmly planted on the foot board with no room to accommodate his tall height. Apparently he was 6' 5", and the prop was designed for shorter actors. 23rd century Star Fleet may have embraced African American computer experts, but it looks like their medical supplies were still prejudiced against tall people. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Do you know the one, "All I ask is a tall ship"?
It's a line from a poem. A very old poem, isn't it?
Captain James T. Kirk
20th-century Earth. "All I... ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by." You... you could feel the wind at your back in those days. The sounds of the sea beneath you. And... even if you take away the wind and the... water, it's still the same. The ship is yours. You can feel her. And the stars are still there, Bones.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more