[TOS] Season 2, Episode 3 (Netflix: S2 E3): The Changeling
Aside from some interesting thematic and plot-related similarities to The Motion Picture, The Changeling doesn’t offer anything particularly unique or exciting.
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Enterprise is taking fire from something! Spock said each blast packs the punch of 90 torpedoes and they can take 4 hits. Enterprise can withstand 360 torpedoes?
They beam the culprit over and it’s a robot probe named Nomad
Nomad thinks Kirk is its creator
Nomad scans Uhura’s head. It says she’s defective and has chaotic thinking and is a mass of conflicting impulses. Take it easy Nomad
Nomad zaps Scotty! Scotty’s dead?
Don’t worry, Nomad repairs Scotty
Nomad says it wiped Uhura’s memory!? No one seems that worried about it. They just say they’ll reteach her everything. Some memories can’t really be retaught. She still seems to know Swahili, maybe she remembers some stuff
Spock does a mind meld with Nomad
Nomad had the mission to find new life but it combined with another probe it came across that had a mission of sterilizing soil. So now Nomad eliminates all life that isn’t perfect!
Kirk says it’s like a “changeling”: a fairy that would assume the role of a baby. Ehh, it’s not really like that
Nomad stops by engineering and makes them go warp 11
Kirk talks Nomad into destroying itself, which is how something like 90% of bad computers die.
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