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Gary Seven activates the servo

A servo was a multi-function device employed by Gary Seven that resembled a pen.

The servo had several functions, and served as:

  • A communicator, which allowed Gary Seven to communicate with the Beta 5 computer and initiate transport.
  • A personal defense mechanism. It had both a stun setting, which made its target go into a hypnotic state open for suggestion, and a kill setting.
  • An electronic manipulation device, which Gary Seven used to deactivate the force field keeping him in the brig of the USS Enterprise.
  • A mechanical manipulation device, with the ability to serve simple purposes such as unscrewing screws, and locking and unlocking doors.

In 1968, Roberta Lincoln attempted to use the device to warn off James T. Kirk, causing Seven to snatch it from her, as, unbeknownst to her, it had been set to kill. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth")

The device is similar, both in shape and function, to the iconic sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who, with the exception that the sonic screwdriver cannot be used as a weapon. (citation needededit)

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