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.
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Per Irish mythology, a "changeling" is a demon child substituted by the spirits for a human child they have stolen. That is the context used here. However, the word can also mean a shape shifter, as in several other contexts within the Trek Universe. The most famous shape shifter changeling in Trek was the regular character Odo from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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When Spock mind melds with Nomad, Nomad would acquire Spock's knowledge of Kirk's true identity. Spock would acquire at least some of Nomad's knowledge of warp 15 weapons, warp drive improvements and medical technology. See more
Intelligence does not necessarily require bulk, Mr. Scott.
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