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"The Ultimate Computer" was the 53rd episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the 24th episode of the show's second season, first aired on 8 March 1968. The episode was written by Laurence N. Wolf and D.C. Fontana, directed by John Meredyth Lucas and novelized in Star Trek 9 by James Blish.

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Characters[]

Episode characters[]

Clifford Brent[1]Pavel ChekovRichard DaystromEnwrightBill HadleyAli HarperJames T. KirkRoger LemliRyan LeslieM-5 computerLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraRobert Wesley
Referenced only 
Carstairs (geologist)Roy DunselAlbert EinsteinAnton HarrisKazangaPhillips (Yeoman)Niall RawlinsSitar (scientist)

Novelization characters[]

Pavel ChekovRichard DaystromEnwrightAli HarperJames T. KirkM-5 computerLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru SuluNyota UhuraRobert Wesley
Referenced only 
Carstairs (Ensign)Roy DunselAnton HarrisMasonRawls

Starships and vehicles[]

Constitution-class heavy cruisers 
USS EnterpriseUSS ExcaliburUSS HoodUSS LexingtonUSS Potemkin
other vessels 
Woden (ship)

Locations[]

Alpha Carinae IIStarbase 6

Races and cultures[]

HumanVulcan
Referenced only 
Alpha Carinae II native

Science and classification[]

Technology and weapons[]

M-5 computerstarshipUSS Defiant (NCC-1764) library computerviewscreen

Materials and substances[]

atmospherebloodgasoxygen

States and organizations[]

FederationStarfleet
Referenced only 
Merchant Marine

Ranks and titles[]

captaincommandercommanding officercommunications officerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)first officerlieutenant commanderofficerscientistscience officer

Other references[]

anatomyarmbootclothingFederation membersfingerfive-year missiongovernmenthumanoidlanguagelifeformlogicmattermemorynation-stateorbitpantsquadrantraces and culturesrankspacestarstardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2260s)technologytitletunicuniformuniverseweaponFinagle's Folly

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Related media[]

Adaptations[]

Images[]

Episode images[]

Connections[]

Timeline[]

published order
Previous episode:
Patterns of Force
TOS episode produced Next episode:
The Omega Glory
Previous episode:
The Omega Glory
TOS episode aired Next episode:
Bread and Circuses
Previous story:
Return to Tomorrow
Star Trek 9
Blish9.jpg
Next story:
That Which Survives
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Uhura's Song
Pocket Next Adventure:
Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited
Previous Adventure:
Uhura's Song
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
(2264 to 2270)
Next Adventure:
Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited


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  • This character was not named in the episode but the same actor, wearing an officer's Starfleet uniform, was addressed as Brent in TOS episode: "The Naked Time". The same actor also played the character of Vinci.
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