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Nomad schematic
Nomad schematic. Original spacecraft configuration, 2002

Nomad aboard the Enterprise
Nomad aboard the Enterprise
Nomad and Uhura
Nomad and Uhura
An early interstellar probe created by the brilliant scientist Jackson Roykirk and launched from Earth in 2002 to seek out other life in the Galaxy. It featured in the original series episode "The Changeling". Nomad was presumed lost in a meteor shower, but in fact managed to repair itself and combine its control programs with those of an alien probe called Tan Ru whose mission was to collect and sterilize soil samples from other worlds. During the encounter between these probes their missions became fused and confused with deadly effect, so that Nomad now believes its mission is to "find and destroy imperfection".

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