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EAN-139786300213579   EAN-13 barcode 9786300213579
Product NameStar Trek - The Original Series, Episode 53: The Ultimate Computer [VHS]
LanguageEnglish
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie
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Price New5.99 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used4.89 US Dollars    (curriencies)
CastWilliam Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, Bill Blackburn
BindingVHS Tape
FormatClosed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
Published08/31/1987
Run Time46 minutes
Long DescriptionKirk reluctantly agrees to play along with a Federation test of a new supercomputer, designed by the brilliant Dr. Daystrom (William Marshall, the booming baritone stage actor most famous for Blacula) to run a starship almost single-handedly. It does its job too well, locking the human crew out of ship operations and using deadly force during the Federation war games. Spock and McCoy continue their now-legendary banter about man versus machine while Kirk muses over the obsolescence of his own command. Marshall is excellent as a former-boy-wonder genius banking his reputation on this breakthrough, treating his creation like a son. That's not too far from the truth: designed after his brain pattern, this thinking, reasoning, learning machine carries with it the insecurities and desperation of its creator. The fears of the emerging digital revolution explored in The Ultimate Computer in 1968 remain today: what is the fate of man in the face of technological efficiency? Films from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Colossus: The Forbin Project to Demon Seed and The Matrix have echoed these themes, and this Trek episode--primitive special effects, zero-budget sets, and all--stands up to them quite nicely. --Sean Axmaker
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