Rocketship Archon

So what?

USS Archon was a starship. Years after it was commissioned, launched, and destroyed, some know-it-all decided that she was a Stephen Dedulus-class vessel.

The captain of this (yet another) ill-fated ship was more interested in being an intergalactic Mary Worth and working out his own private theories of social development than simply seeking out new life and new civilizations and watching their development.

Unable to cope with the super genius computer Landru, the Archon was destroyed and all hands lost, but not before they left behind some cool light panels and an idea...

Eventually, one man with a vision happened along and set things to rights. (TOS: "Since I Don't Like Your Culture, I'm Going To Fix It")