The Enterprise encounters a powerful energy force that has apparently killed all human life in a solar system with over one billion inhabitants. They identify the culprit as a small space probe that had its origins on Earth. Called Nomad, it merged with another and, as a result, took on a new mission to destroy all biological beings as being imperfect. It believes Captain Kirk to be its creator and, as such, has spared the Enterprise and its crew, at least temporarily. Written by
Did You Know?
Also never credited, the idea behind this episode was inspired by the last episode of The Outer Limits
(1963). That episode, called "The Probe", featured an alien automated probe which headed for Earth after apparently encountering one of our deep space exploration devices. As in the Trek episode, the probe nearly kills everyone because of its imperative to sterilize. See more
When Nomad is resurrecting Scotty in Sick Bay, Nurse Chapel is standing near Scotty's right arm. Changes in camera view from near Scotty's right shoulder don't have her in view, even when she is holding his arm in the previous view. See more
I am the Kirk, the creator?
You are the creator.
You're wrong! Jackson Roykirk, your creator, is dead. You have mistaken me for him. You are in error! You did not discovered your mistake; you have made two errors. You are flawed and imperfect, and you have not corrected by sterilization; you're made three errors!
[starting to have a meltdown over this
Error? Error? Error? Examine.