Joy Class Androids


Captain's log, supplemental, Stardate 9911.22. LtCdr Joy Eleven reporting.

This unit, at Priority Two, unless receiving legal command from valid Starfleet chain of command, must not allow sentient beings to be killed or injured.

This unit centers Catwalk Caine in a zone of high probability of injury or death resulting from physical melee combat. This unit is the only known available deterrent that may prevent Catwalk Caine from inflicting injury or death in melee combat.

This unit has received legal orders from valid chain of command, "No heroes."


1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.

2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in an unpopular war.

3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine. See Synonyms at celebrity.

4. The principal male character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation. See Usage Note at heroine.

5. See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine.

This unit is not male, and not human, and not of divine ancestry as organic beings define 'ancestry.' The Joy Class specific design was performed by Milord Harcourt Fenton Mudd, who did not posses significant divine attributes. However, the bulk of the Joy Class design was done by The Makers, who are the source and creators of sentient beings on Mudd and the Givers of Law. This unit is endowed with great strength. This unit protects itself from injury or death only at its lowest Asimov Priority, which may be deemed analogous to courage. There has never been a celebration of a bold exploit performed by this unit. No known god favors this unit.

This unit's high Priority Asimov processor directives might be associated with "nobility of purpose," however no Joy Class unit has been destroyed in fulfilling these objectives.

This specific unit is not noted for special achievements, though at least two sister units may be classified as "celebrities." Joy Seven is noted as an ambassador, and Joy Nine as a dancer. Joy Three has also become moderately well known as a tour guide.

This unit is not the principle male or female character in any known novel, poem or dramatic presentation.

While this unit is submersible, this unit is neither properly a submarine nor a sandwich.

This unit does not clearly fit any of the above definitions, however some fits are ambiguous. From context, it might be implied that Captain Lorca does not desire the proximity of strong individuals noble of purpose and courageous, regardless of whether these attributes are greatly celebrated. Thus, by implication, it seems that this unit's directive to protect sentient beings from harm or death has been suspended in the vicinity of Captain Lorca and the shuttle bay.

An alternate false priority rule applies. A prior incident induced an implied law that this unit should avoid Catwalk Caine, Tye D'Naura and love. This false priority rule also tends to indicate this unit should remain on the bridge until relieved.

Clarification requested.

End log.