Next up on the “remastered” episodes of the original Star Trek airing this weekend: “The Ultimate Computer”. This has a lot of potential with the space battle between the Enterprise and 4 other Federation cruisers, although I think its still unlikely that 4 cruisers on an attack would be so close together. Still, it would be good to see. Read More for the episode description and 4 still images. Check local listings for when it airs in your area.
The rematered version of the fan-favorite Star Trek episode, “The Ultimate Computer” premieres in syndication nationwide during the weekend of February 9, 2008. In “The Ultimate Computer,” the Starship Enterprise crew is replaced by an experimental computer, and the ship is tested in war games with four other starships. Unfortunately, the new computer shares the frailties of its all-too-human creator, and the Enterprise becomes a deadly killer, hunting down unsuspecting starships with deadly result.
“The Ultimate Computer” stars William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, with DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy and William Marshall as the brilliant – but unstable – computer scientist, Dr. Richard Daystrom. The original episode was first aired in March, 1968. Teleplay by D.C. Fontana from a Story by Laurence N. Wolfe. The episode was directed by John Meredyth Lucas. Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek is distributed in nationwide syndication by CBS Paramount Television.
Station – The Starship Enterprise arrives at a space station to test a new computer system
Fleet – Four Federation starships join the Enterprise in war game exercises
Phaser – Under the control of a malfunctioning computer, the Enterprise fires a deadly phaser blast at another starship
Lexington – The Starship Lexington leads an armada whose mission is to stop the Starship Enterprise, even if it means the death of the Enterprise crew