An episode that bucks the late second season trend, "The Ultimate Computer" ended up creating a franchise legend in Richard Daystrom thanks to the later Daystrom Institute from Next Generation. It might be argued that the same series benefited more directly from the events of this episode, which explored the upper reaches of artificial intelligence.
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This is the guy who dares suggest a computer can do a better job than Kirk. Clearly not! But then later we have Data. Sure, and the Borg. It just goes to show that even in the future, humans have the same fears. It's pretty interesting stuff.
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