Monday, June 09, 2008

Star Trek TOS-The Ultimate Computer

Not one of my favorite episodes from the second season though it does involve many of the "behind-the-scenes" heavies of that period. John Meredyth Lucas, who also wrote and produced throughout the original run does a fine job directing this ode of a computer genius doing a trial run of a computer capable of running a starship on it's own. This is all well and good until it decides to damn near wipe out some other ships in a simulation run. William Marshall of BLACULA fame stands duty as the computer genius Dr. Richard Daystrom who is given the nod in later series as the namesake of a University but it's an expectedly dry performance. Standard fare here, good, but standard.


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