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The '''Beta 5 computer''' was a sophisticated [[computer]] built by unknown [[alien]]s from a hidden [[planet]] located more than [[light year|1000 light-years]] from [[Earth]]. It was installed at 811 East 68th Street, Apartment 12-B in [[New York City]], occupied by pseudo-[[secret agent]], [[Gary Seven]], in [[1968]].
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The '''Beta 5 computer''' was a sophisticated [[computer]] built by unknown [[alien]]s from a hidden [[planet]] located more than 1,000 [[light year]]s from [[Earth]]. It was installed in [[1968]] at 811 East 68th Street, Apartment 12-B in [[New York City]], which was occupied by pseudo-[[secret agent]] [[Gary Seven]].
   
===Capabilities===
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=== Capabilities ===
As a highly capable device, the Beta 5 is able to make analytical decisions, due to its extremely advanced [[artificial intelligence]]. This artifical intelligence is supplimented with a snobbish, feminie personality.
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As a highly capable device, the Beta 5 was able to make analytical decisions due to its extremely advanced [[artificial intelligence]]. This artificial intelligence was supplemented with a snobbish, feminine personality.
:''It is unknown if the Beta 5's snobbish behavior was unique to this model, or a fault common to all Beta 5 units, if indeed other units indeed exist, much like case of the [[Federation]]s' [[EMH|EMH Mark I]].''
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{{bginfo|It is unknown if the Beta 5's snobbish behavior was unique to this model, or a trait common to all Beta 5 units, if indeed other units indeed existed, much like case of the [[Federation]]'s [[EMH|EMH Mark I]].}}
   
The Beta 5 contains a vast database of knowledge on other planets and the [[Human history|history of Earth]]. It has the ability to check news broadcasts from across the globe, as well as intercept and decode government messages thanks to its exceiver circuits.
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The Beta 5 contained a vast [[database]] of knowledge on other planets and the [[Human history|history of Earth]]. It had the ability to check news broadcasts from across the globe, as well as intercept and decode government messages thanks to its [[exceiver]] circuits.
   
The Beta 5 computer is also linked to a [[transporter chamber]], located in an apparent walk-in vault, which can transport individuals simple by passing through the entranceway.
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The Beta 5 computer was also linked to a [[transporter chamber]], located in an apparent walk-in vault, which could transport individuals simply by passing through the entrance-way.
   
The Beta 5 also contains a [[replicator|materialization niche]] on the right hand side of its console that can be used for such purposes as producing false identification.
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The Beta 5 also contained a [[replicator|materialization niche]] on the right-hand side of its console that could be used for such purposes as producing false identification.
   
===Access===
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=== Access ===
 
When not in use, the Beta 5 computer was hidden behind the bookcase in Gary Seven's office.
 
When not in use, the Beta 5 computer was hidden behind the bookcase in Gary Seven's office.
   
When hidden, the Beta 5 could be accessed through a scanner, which resembles a green cube, located on Seven's desk. While active, the cube glows brightly and then dims when waiting for further input. This interface device, however, is limited to only voice command input. For finer, manual control of the Beta 5, it must be taken out of hidden mode and accessed directly.
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When hidden, the Beta 5 could be accessed through a scanner, which resembled a green cube, located on Mr. Seven's desk. While active, the cube glowed brightly and then dimmed when waiting for further input. This interface device, however, was limited to only voice command input. For finer, manual control of the Beta 5, it needed to be taken out of hidden mode and accessed directly.
   
===Missions===
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=== Missions ===
The Beta 5 was instrumental in the completion of Seven's mission in 1968 after [[Agent 201|Agents 201]] and [[Agent 347|347]] were killed in an [[car]] accident on their way to their mission objective.
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The Beta 5 was instrumental in the completion of Mr. Seven's mission in 1968 after [[Agent 201|Agents 201]] and [[Agent 347|347]] were killed in a [[car]] accident on their way to their mission objective.
   
It assisted Seven in completing his mission by taking control of the flight telemmetry of the [[missile]] launch. This allowed him to cause a failure in third stage detachment of the rocket, and arm the [[warhead]] of the missile. The Beta 5 was able to block all commands to the rocket by [[McKinley Rocket Base]] and [[United States|US]] tracking bases in [[Bermuda]] and [[South Africa]]. ([[TOS]]: "[[Assignment: Earth]]")
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It assisted Mr. Seven in completing his mission by taking control of the flight telemetry of the [[missile]] launch. This allowed him to cause a failure in third stage detachment of the rocket, and arm the [[warhead]] of the missile. The Beta 5 was able to block all commands to the rocket by [[McKinley Rocket Base]] and [[US]] tracking bases in [[Bermuda]] and [[South Africa]]. ({{TOS|Assignment: Earth}})
:''The Beta 5 computer's voice was provided by [[Barbara Babcock]].''
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{{bginfo|The Beta 5 computer's voice was provided by [[Barbara Babcock]].}}
   
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==Appendices==
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===Apocrypha===
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In the novel ''[[The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1]]'', [[Khan Noonien Singh]] stole secure files from the Beta 5 (including an ozone-depleting satellite developed by [[Flint|Wilson Evergreen]], which Khan named "Morning Star"), and then destroyed it in a spray of machine gun fire on [[November|November 9]], [[1989]].
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===Appearance===
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When computing, the display of green, yellow and red lines resembles that of the [[M-5 multitronic unit]] from {{TOS|The Ultimate Computer}}.
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Latest revision as of 05:08, May 23, 2013

Beta 5 computer hidden

The Beta 5 hidden behind a bookcase

Beta 5 computer revealed

The Beta 5 revealed

Beta5Replicator

The Beta 5 materialization niche

Beta5Cube

The scanner, which resembles a green cube, used to interface with the computer while hidden

The Beta 5 computer was a sophisticated computer built by unknown aliens from a hidden planet located more than 1,000 light years from Earth. It was installed in 1968 at 811 East 68th Street, Apartment 12-B in New York City, which was occupied by pseudo-secret agent Gary Seven.

Capabilities Edit

As a highly capable device, the Beta 5 was able to make analytical decisions due to its extremely advanced artificial intelligence. This artificial intelligence was supplemented with a snobbish, feminine personality.

It is unknown if the Beta 5's snobbish behavior was unique to this model, or a trait common to all Beta 5 units, if indeed other units indeed existed, much like case of the Federation's EMH Mark I.

The Beta 5 contained a vast database of knowledge on other planets and the history of Earth. It had the ability to check news broadcasts from across the globe, as well as intercept and decode government messages thanks to its exceiver circuits.

The Beta 5 computer was also linked to a transporter chamber, located in an apparent walk-in vault, which could transport individuals simply by passing through the entrance-way.

The Beta 5 also contained a materialization niche on the right-hand side of its console that could be used for such purposes as producing false identification.

Access Edit

When not in use, the Beta 5 computer was hidden behind the bookcase in Gary Seven's office.

When hidden, the Beta 5 could be accessed through a scanner, which resembled a green cube, located on Mr. Seven's desk. While active, the cube glowed brightly and then dimmed when waiting for further input. This interface device, however, was limited to only voice command input. For finer, manual control of the Beta 5, it needed to be taken out of hidden mode and accessed directly.

Missions Edit

The Beta 5 was instrumental in the completion of Mr. Seven's mission in 1968 after Agents 201 and 347 were killed in a car accident on their way to their mission objective.

It assisted Mr. Seven in completing his mission by taking control of the flight telemetry of the missile launch. This allowed him to cause a failure in third stage detachment of the rocket, and arm the warhead of the missile. The Beta 5 was able to block all commands to the rocket by McKinley Rocket Base and US tracking bases in Bermuda and South Africa. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

The Beta 5 computer's voice was provided by Barbara Babcock.

AppendicesEdit

ApocryphaEdit

In the novel The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1, Khan Noonien Singh stole secure files from the Beta 5 (including an ozone-depleting satellite developed by Wilson Evergreen, which Khan named "Morning Star"), and then destroyed it in a spray of machine gun fire on November 9, 1989.

AppearanceEdit

When computing, the display of green, yellow and red lines resembles that of the M-5 multitronic unit from TOS: "The Ultimate Computer".

External linkEdit

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