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What novels is this ("M5 was later mentioned in the Star Trek series of novels based on the character of James T. Kirk as written by William Shatner. It was used to defend a remote space station while allowing enough time for Captain Kirk to develop a proper escape plan. ") referring to? — THOR =/\= 03:04, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Good question. I am going to add an {{incite}}, and if it does not get cited in a few days, I will remove the note. --OuroborosCobra talk 03:07, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, I'll give it a few more days... --OuroborosCobra talk 06:38, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
I've found one reference in James Dixon's Fandom Chronology (v.17) about M5 being used as a defence for a station:
  • Note that the failed M-5 will become a part of Dr. Vaslovik's (a.k.a. Flint the Immortal's) collection on Valhalla. It will help defend the station in 2374 (TNG #64).
However the book was not written by Shatner. It is one of the biggest sources for non-canon Trek and the most complete. -- Kobi 11:50, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, that's better the the note we know have. Thanks Kobi. --OuroborosCobra talk 17:44, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

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Strangely enough, while the other computers on the Enterprise have a female voice, the M-5 computer has a male voice. This might have simply been a design decision by Daystrom, or perhaps due to his using his own engrams for M-5.

Remove? Anything that's "might" and "perhaps" is speculation. --LauraCC (talk) 19:02, February 29, 2016 (UTC)

I think that can certainly be removed. Some computers we've seen have had male voices, some had female. Beyond the engram speculation, there seems nothing notable about that male voice beyond it being a different computer then that on the enterprise. -- Capricorn (talk) 13:33, March 1, 2016 (UTC)

Done. It might be interesting to have lists of known male and female voiced computers somewhere. --LauraCC (talk) 17:27, March 1, 2016 (UTC)

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