1.The Original Series

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Season 1

“The Cage”

Episode Number 0
Vina, Captain Pike and Number One
Production Number 001
Season 1
Stardate
Original Airdate

Story
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry
Director Robert Butler

Synopsis
Captain Pike and his crew are lured to Talos IV by a race capable of creating powerful illusions.

Starring
Jeffrey Hunter (Captain Christopher Pike)

Guest Cast
Susan Oliver (Vina)
Leonard Nimoy (Mister Spock)
Majel Barrett (Number One)
John Hoyt (Doctor Phillip Boyce)
Peter Duryea (Lt. Jose Tyler)
Laurel Goodwin (Yeoman Colt)
Meg Wylie (The Keeper)

Notes
This unaired pilot episode was rejected by NBC for being “too cerebral”. This led to the creation of a second pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”.
At the time of production, this original pilot was also known as “The Menagerie.” However, as the series proper has a two-part story of the same title, this episode is usually referred to as “The Cage.” The two-part episide “The Menagerie” features scenes from this pilot episode.
Number One’s name is never given, but her rank is Lieutenant.
It seems odd that Number One is Pike’s first officer when Captain Pike doesn’t like females on the bridge. He mentions more than once that Yeoman Colt is to leave the bridge unless she’s there for a report because she is a woman.

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“The Man Trap”

Episode Number 1
McCoy protects ‘Nancy’ from Kirk
Production Number 006
Season 1
Stardate 1531.1 (Calendar Year 2264)
Original Airdate 9/8/1966

Story
Teleplay George Clayton Johnson
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
A shape-shifting, salt-craving creature terrorizes the crew of Enterprise.

Starring
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk)
Leonard Nimoy (Lt. Commander Spock)

Guest Cast
Jeanne Bal (Nancy Crater)
Alfred Ryder (Prof. Robert Crater)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Bruce Watson (Crewman Darnell)
Michael Zaslow (Crewman Green)
Vince Howard (Crewman)
Francine Pyne (Nancy III)
Eddie Paskey (Lt. Lesley)

Notes
It seemed really unnecessary to kill the pitiful creature.
After the creature boards the Enterprise in Green disguise, he sees Yeoman Rand carrying a lunch tray, and nibbling from it; when “Green” reaches for the salt, she slaps him away with a “Who do you think you are?!” She continues to the bio-lab and then gives the tray to Sulu! He should have slapped her hand for eating from his plate.
This is the first episode McCoy speaks the infamous “He’s dead, Jim” — referring to Crewman Darnell, the first crewman to die under Kirk’s command of the Enterprise.
Spock is the only character to appear in both the unaired pilot (“The Cage”) and the series.
This is the first appearance of Dr. McCoy, Lt. Sulu, Lt. Uhura, and Yeoman Rand.
This is the first appearance of extra Lt. Lesley, who is uncredited in this episode and doesn’t receive a name until “The Alternative Factor”.
Only William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are listed as the main cast in the opening credits. James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols (and Walter Koenig, Season 2+) were listed as co-stars in the end-credits throughout the series. DeForest Kelley is listed in the end-credits in this season, but becomes a regular cast member in Season 2.

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“Charlie X”

Episode Number 2
Charlie meets his first woman, Janice Rand
Production Number 008
Season 1
Stardate 1533.6
Original Airdate 9/15/1966

Story Gene Roddenberry
Teleplay D.C. Fontana
Director Lawrence Dobkin

Synopsis
17-year old Charlie Evans, the lone survivor of a colony expedition that crashed on the planet Thasus 14 years ago, comes aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise from the science vessel S.S. Antares. When Captain Ramart of the Antares contacts Kirk about Charlie, the S. S. Antares is suddenly destroyed and strange events begin occurring whenever Charlie is angered.

Guest Cast
Robert Walker (Charles Evans)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Charles Stewart (Captain Ramart)
Dallas Mitchell (Lt. Tom Nellis)
Don Eitner (Navigator)
John Lindesmith (Helmsman)
Patricia McNulty (Yeoman Tina Lawton)
John Bellah (Dr. Harrison)
Garland Thompson (Technician Wilson)
Abraham Sofaer (The Thasian)
Robert Herron (Sam)

Notes
Kirk states that there are 428 people on board the Enterprise.
Yeoman Rand is the first woman that Charlie has ever seen, and he develops a crush on her.
This episode takes place on Thanksgiving day on Earth; Charlie turns the meatloaves into turkeys.

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“Where No Man Has Gone Before”

Episode Number 3
Kirk is forced to fight his friend Gary Mitchell
Production Number 002
Season 1
Stardate 1312.4
Original Airdate 9/22/1966

Story
Teleplay Samuel A. Peeples
Director James Goldstone

Synopsis
The Enterprise encounters a record-marker left behind by the S.S. Valiant 200 years ago as it tried to go through an energy barrier at the rim of the galaxy. The Enterprise sets course to the rim of the galaxy, where the energy barrier damages the Enterprise’s engines and causes a strange behavioral change in Kirk’s close friend and Enterprise First Officer, Gary Mitchell, who has gained incredible extrasensory powers and god-like abilities.

Guest Cast
Gary Lockwood (Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell)
Sally Kellerman (Dr. Elizabeth Dehner)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Lloyd Haynes (Lt. Lloyd Alden)
Andrea Dromm (Yeoman Smith)
Paul Carr (Lt. Lee Kelso)
Paul Fix (Dr. Mark Piper)

Notes
This episode was the second pilot, the first episode produced (not counting the un-aired pilot). It was created nearly a year before it aired and there are numerous differences between this episode and the others, including the ship model, the uniforms, and Spock’s ears and eyebrows. For some reason, it was the 3rd episode aired on NBC.
Gary Mitchell and Elizabeth Dehner were chosen because they had the highest ESP ratings on the ship.
This is the first appearance of Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott.
Sulu is the astro-sciences department head in this episode.
Mitchell kills helmsman Lt. Lee Kelso. (He is the first crewman to die if you go by production order.)
This episode displays some incredibly sexist behavior. Mitchell, the ship’s First Officer, makes a pass at Dr. Dehner and when she rebukes him, he calls her a “walking freezer unit,” which he and Kelso find funny. I guess this behavior was acceptable in the 60’s, but it seems very “un-Starfleet”.
The Enterprise is at the rim of the Galaxy in this episode. That would be approximately 25,000 light years from Earth. Later information about the capabilites of the starships would render this trip impossible — it would take 25 years for the Enterprise to travel this distance, and another 25 to return.
When Mitchell creates Kirk’s tombstone, it is labeled JAMES R. KIRK. It will later be established that Kirk’s middle initial is T. (Apparently, Gary does not know Kirk’s middle name.)

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“The Naked Time”

Episode Number 4
Lt. Sulu threatens the bridge with a fencing foil
Production Number 007
Season 1
Stardate 1704.2
Original Airdate 9/29/1966

Story
Teleplay John D.F. Black
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
The Enterprise is sent to planet Psi 2000 to pick up a scientific team and to observe the dying planet in its final stages. A member of a landing party investigating the ruins on the collapsing planet contracts an unknown infection and returns it to the Enterprise, where it begins to spread rapidly among the crew. Dr. McCoy works to find an antidote before the crew goes out of their minds.

Guest Cast
Stewart Moss (Lt. Joe Tormolen)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Bruce Hyde (Lt. Kevin T. Riley)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
William Knight (Amorous Crewman)
John Bellah ([Dr. Harrison)
Frank da Vinci (Lt. Brent)

Notes
After Riley shuts down the engines, Scotty has to start them up in less than standard 30 minutes to prevent the Enterprise from crashing into Psi 2000. The new procedure that he and Spock creates starts the engines successfully, but it sends them backwards in time.
This is the first appearance of Nurse Chapel, played by Gene Roddenberry’s wife, Majel Barrett. Chapel has a crush on Spock. Majet Barrett previously played “Number One” in the unaired pilot, “The Cage”. She would later play the voice of the Starfleet computers and Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
This is the first episode Spock uses the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, which he uses on Sulu.
When Spock sends Riley to Sickbay, he orders Uhura to take the Navigator position.
Star Trek: The Next Generation will pay homage to this episode in “The Naked Now”.

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“The Enemy Within”

Episode Number 5
The evil captain Kirk attacks Janice
Production Number 005
Season 1
Stardate 1672.1
Original Airdate 10/6/1966

Story
Teleplay Richard Matheson
Director Leo Penin

Synopsis
While orbiting the planet Alpha 177, a transporter malfunction creates a duplicate of Kirk — one good and honorable, the other evil and aggressive. The Evil Kirk runs amok on his ship, committing violent acts, including the attempted assault of Yeoman Rand. As the two Kirks fight for control of the ship, Sulu and the landing party are stranded on the planet, its subfreezing night temperatures meaning certain death.

Guest Cast
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Edward Madden (Technician Fisher)
Garland Thompson (Technician Wilson)
Jim Goodwin (Lt. John Farrell)

Notes
The landing party could have been rescued with a shuttle; perhaps the Enterprise did not have any shuttles at this time.

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“Mudd’s Women”

Episode Number 6
Harcourt Fenton ‘Harry’ Mudd
Production Number 004
Season 1
Stardate 1329.1
Original Airdate 10/13/1966

Story Gene Roddenberry
Teleplay Stephen Kandel
Director Harvey Hart

Synopsis
The Enterprise rescues con artist Harry Mudd and his beautiful female cargo. In pursuit of Mudd’s ship, the Enterprise has burned out its lithium crystals, which power the starship’s engines, and Kirk orders them to proceed as quickly as possible to the nearest lithium mining planet, Rigel XII. Mudd makes a deal with the three miners to deliver his three women to be their wives.

Guest Cast
Roger C. Carmel (Harcourt Fenton “Harry” Mudd)
Karen Steele (Eve McHuron)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Maggie Thrett (Ruth Bonaventure)
Susan Denberg (Magda Kovas)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Jim Goodwin (Lt. John Farrell)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Gene Dynarski (Ben Childress)
Jon Kowal (Herm Gossett)
Seamon Glass (Benton)
Jerry Foxworth (Security Guard)

Notes
Harry Mudd will later return in “I, Mudd”.
The women were “ugly”, made attractive by the illegal Venus drug. They revert to their former selves if they go off the drugs. However, when Eve goes off the drug, Kirk tricks her with a gelatin pill and she becomes pretty because she believes she is (which is well-meaning, but absolutely ludicrous).
For some unknown reason, Uhura is wearing a yellow uniform instead of her standard red uniform.

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“What Are Little Girls Made Of?”

Episode Number 7
Nurse Chapel is reunited with Dr. Korby
Production Number 010
Season 1
Stardate 2712.4
Original Airdate 10/20/1966

Story
Teleplay Robert Bloch
Director James Goldstone

Synopsis
The Enterprise travels to Exo III in search of exobiologist Dr. Korby, fiancé of Nurse Chapel. Using equipment left behind by “The Old Ones,” the extinct natives of Exo III, Korby has constructed androids who look and act like humans and he intends to replace key people in the Federation with androids to integrate the machines into other worlds — beginning with Captain Kirk.

Guest Cast
Michael Strong (Dr. Roger Korby)
Sherry Jackson (Andrea)
Ted Cassidy (Ruk)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Harry Basch (Dr. Brown)
Vince Deadrick (Crewman Mathews)
Budd Albright (Crewman Rayburn)

Notes
Korby has been missing for 5 years. Christine Chapel gave up a promising career in biology to serve on a starship that might one day find Korby. Chapel decides to stay with the ship at the end of the episode.
Ruk is the last remaining android built by the Old Ones. The Old Ones became afraid of their machines and began to deactivate them. The machines overcame their programming and killed their inferior creators.

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“Miri”

Episode Number 8
Dr. McCoy injects himself with the untested cure
Production Number 012
Season 1
Stardate 2713.5
Original Airdate 10/27/1966

Story
Teleplay Adrian Spies
Director Vincent McEveety

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise answers an old distress signal to find an unnamed planet that is almost an exact duplicate of Earth in the 1960s. A landing party beams down and discovers that 300 years before, the natives of the planet conducted experiments to prolong life, but had instead created a deadly virus, which killed all adults by rapid aging and madness. In children, the virus slowed the natural aging process greatly, leaving them in a state of prepubescence for centuries.

Guest Cast
Kim Darby (Miri)
Michael J. Pollard (Jahn)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
Keith Taylor (Jahn’s Friend)
Ed McCready (Boy Creature)
Kellie Flanagan (Blonde Girl)
Steven McEveety (Redheaded Boy)
David Ross (Lt. Galloway)
Jim Goodwin (Lt. John Farrell)
John Megna (Little Boy)

Notes

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“Dagger of the Mind”

Episode Number 9
Helen Noel and Kirk test the neural neutralizer
Production Number 011
Season 1
Stardate 2715.1
Original Airdate 11/3/1966

Story
Teleplay S. Bar-David
Director Vincent McEveety

Synopsis
Kirk and Dr. Helen Noel, the ship’s psychiatrist, tour the Tantalus Penal Colony as the Enterprise delivers supplies. When Dr. Simon van Gelder of the psychiatric staff escapes to the U.S.S. Enterprise exhibiting signs of manic insanity, an enraged McCoy insists that Kirk investigate the colony. They discover that the Colony director, Dr. Tristan Adams, has been using a brainwashing device, the neural neutralizer, to control not only the colony’s inmates, but his staff as well.

Guest Cast
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Gregory (Dr. Tristan Adams)
Morgan Woodward (Dr. Simon van Gelder)
Marianna Hill (Dr. Helen Noel)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Susanne Wasson (Lethe)
John Arndt (First Crewman)
Larry Anthony (Ensign Berkeley)
Ed McCready (Inmate)
Eli Behar (Therapist)

Notes
This is the first appearance of the Vulcan mind meld.

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“The Corbomite Maneuver”

Episode Number 10
The crew awaits the Fesarius’ response
Production Number 003
Season 1
Stardate 1512.2
Original Airdate 11/10/1966

Story
Teleplay Jerry Sohl
Director Joseph Sargent

Synopsis
While exploring an uncharted region of space, the U.S.S. Enterprise comes upon an alien space buoy, warning ships away and blocking the starship’s path. Kirk’s orders the phasers to destroy the buoy but immediately an alien ship, the I.S.S. Fesarius, shaped like a large, glowing crystal traps the starship. The Fesarius captain Balok tells Kirk that the Enterprise has trespassed and committed hostile actions, and therefore, must be destroyed. Employing a trick from the Earth game of poker, Kirk tries a desperate bluff by convincing Balok that if the Enterprise is fired upon, the “corbomite” in the starship’s hull will self-destruct and destroy both ships.

Guest Cast
Anthony Call (Lt. Dave Bailey)
Clint Howard (Balok)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)

Notes
McCoy gives Kirk a physical and then puts him on a salad diet.
This episode moves along at a very slow pace; The Enterprise does not destroy the bouy until nearly halfway through the episode.
Bailey remains behind with Balok as part of an exchange program so that Balok can learn more about the Federation, at Kirk’s suggestion for a volunteer. Bailey seems an odd choice, since the stress of the [not very stressful] encounter rendered him unable to perform his duties.
Captain Kirk announces the ship as the United Earth Ship Enterprise.

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“The Menagerie, Part I”

Episode Number 11
Captain Christopher Pike
Production Number 016
Season 1
Stardate 3012.4
Original Airdate 11/17/1966

Story
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew are diverted by a signal from Christopher Pike, the former captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, to Starbase 11. When they arrive, they find Captain Christopher Pike severely crippled and paralyzed by radiation burns. Unbeknownst to Captain Kirk, Spock beams himself and Pike to the ship and locks the ship’s controls on a course set for Talos IV — a planet that Starfleet regulations has deemed absolutely off-limits to all vessels. Forced by the extreme actions of the Vulcan first officer, Kirk and Commodore Mendez convene a court-martial against Spock.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Hunter (Capt. Christopher Pike)*
Susan Oliver (Vina)*
Malachi Throne (Commodore Jose I. Mendez)
M. Leigh Hudec (Number One)*
Peter Duryea (Lt. Jose Tyler)*
John Hoyt (Dr. Philip Boyce)*
Adam Roarke (C.P.O. Garrison)*
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Sean Kenney (Disabled Christopher Pike)
Hagan Beggs (Lieutenant Hansen)
Julie Parrish (Miss Piper)

Notes
*These characters appeared in footage from the original series pilot “The Cage” as the visual evidence of Pike’s early mission.
During this episode, and continued in Part 2, the court watches the entire episode of “The Cage”.
The events depicted in “The Cage” occurred 13 years ago.
M. Leigh Hudec is Majel Barrett.
Starfleet Command’s General Order number 7 prohibits contact with Talos IV, under penalty of death.

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“The Menagerie, Part II”

Episode Number 12
The Talosians offer a new life for Pike
Production Number 016
Season 1
Stardate 3013.1
Original Airdate 11/24/1966

Story
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
During the proceedings, from an unknown source, they watch the events that transpired when Captain Pike was in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise. They are shown Pike’s initial contact with the Talosians, a race of beings eager to study human beings in their natural state, and who can provide illusions to make things appear exactly as they would like. As the Enterprise arrives at Talos, Commodore Mendez disappears and the Talosian Keeper tells Kirk that the Mendez that accompanied him in the shuttle and the trial was an illusion projected from Talos. The Keeper offers Captain Pike a life with them, complete with an illusion of health to free him from the limitations of his body. Kirk allows Pike to beam down to Talos IV and all charges against Spock are dropped.

Guest Cast
Jeffrey Hunter (Capt. Christopher Pike)*
Susan Oliver (Vina)*
Malachi Throne (Commodore Jose I. Mendez)
M. Leigh Hudec (Number One)*
Peter Duryea (Lt. Jose Tyler)*
John Hoyt (Dr. Philip Boyce)*
Laurel Goodwin (Yeoman J. M. Colt)*
Adam Roarke (C.P.O. Garrison)*
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Sean Kenney (Disabled Christopher Pike)
Hagan Beggs (Lieutenant Hansen)
Meg Wyllie (The Keeper)

Notes
*These characters appeared in footage from the pilot “The Cage” as the visual evidence of Pike’s early mission.

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“The Conscience of the King”

Episode Number 13
Kirk meets Anton and Lenore Karidian
Production Number 013
Season 1
Stardate 2817.6
Original Airdate 12/8/1966

Story
Teleplay Barry Trivers
Director Gerd Oswald

Synopsis
Kirk is contacted by Dr. Leighton, a friend from the Tarsus IV colony years ago, who believes that Kodos the Executioner — the militant dictator who executed half of the people on the colony — is at large once more in the guise of touring Shakespearean actor Karidian.

Guest Cast
Arnold Moss (Anton Karidian)
Barbara Anderson (Lenore Karidian)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
William Sargent (Dr. Thomas Leighton)
Natalie Norwick (Martha Leighton)
David Troy (Lt. Larry Matson)
Karl Bruck (King Duncan)
Marc Adams (Hamlet)
Bruce Hyde (Lt. Kevin T. Riley)

Notes
Leighton, Kirk and Riley are the only remaining three (of only nine people) who actually saw Kodos. Spock discovers the other six all died when the Karidian Players were somewhere near. Riley’s parents were killed on Tarsus IV by Kodos.
Lenore is actually the killer. She killed Leighton, then tried to kill Riley.
When Lenore tries to kill Kirk with a phaser, Anton moves to protect him and she kills her father.
In the rec room, Uhura plays Spock’s lute and sings a song to Riley, who is bored and alone in the engine room.

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“Balance of Terror”

Episode Number 14
The Romulan Commander
Production Number 009
Season 1
Stardate 1709.1
Original Airdate 12/15/1966

Story
Teleplay Paul Schneider
Director Vincent McEveety

Synopsis
Responding to distress calls from border outposts along the Neutral Zone between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire, Kirk and the crew receives a final message from a Federation station reporting an attack from an invisible ship, now running at full speed towards home. The U.S.S. Enterprise pursues the warbird, hampered by the fact that the Romulans have constructed an invisibility screen which shields them from view. After every attempt to lose the Enterprise fails, the Romulan Commander is forced to turn and fight. Both ships are damaged and rather than let himself and his ship be taken prisoner, the Romulan Commander self-destructs the warbird.

Guest Cast
Mark Lenard (Romulan Commander)
Paul Comi (Lt. Andrew Stiles)
Lawrence Montaigne (Decius)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Janice Rand)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Stephen Mines (Lt. Robert Tomlinson)
Barbara Baldavin (Specialist Angela Martine)
Garry Walberg (Commander Hansen)
John Warburton (Centurion)

Notes
This is the first appearance of the Romulans, who look very much like Vulcans. Spock deduces that they must be an offshoot of the Vulcans, from the time when they were aggressive and savage.
The Neutral Zone was established 100 years prior, after the Earth-Romulan War. They had never seen a Romulan until now.
The Federation built outposts along the Neutral Zone, constructed on asteroids.
The Captain was in the middle of a wedding ceremony between Tomlinson and Martine when the ship went to red alert. Tomlinson died during the attack.
Mark Lenard will later play Spock’s father Sarek in the episode “Journey to Babel”.
This is the last appearance of Janice Rand. She will return to the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (Apparently, Grace Lee Whitney was assaulted on the studio lot by a Star Trek executive. She didn’t report the attack, but she was soon fired from the series.)

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“Shore Leave”

Episode Number 15
A samurai warrior attacks Sulu
Production Number 017
Season 1
Stardate 3025.3
Original Airdate 12/29/1966

Story
Teleplay Theodore Sturgeon
Director Robert Sparr

Synopsis
A U.S.S. Enterprise landing party beams down to an uncharted planet. The planet seems like a perfect candidate for shore leave with its “Earth-type” characteristics. McCoy’s first encounter on the new world is with a life-sized white rabbit in a waistcoat, being chased by a little girl. Kirk beams down himself to find his old rival from his academy days, Finnegan. While trying to catch him, Kirk meets Ruth, an old girlfriend. Elsewhere, Sulu is attacked by a Samurai Warrior while others are chased by tigers and aircraft. As the perils become more and more deadly, Kirk and Spock realize that their thoughts are somehow coming to life around them.

Guest Cast
Emily Banks (Yeoman Tonia Barrows)
Oliver McGowan (Caretaker)
Perry Lopez (Lt. Esteban Rodriguez)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Bruce Mars (Finnegan)
Barbara Baldavin (Specialist Angela Martine/Teller)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Marcia Brown (Alice)
Sebastian Tom (Samurai Warrior)
Shirley Bonne (Ruth)

Notes
Barbara Baldavin played Angela Martine in the previous episode, but was cast as Mary Teller in this episode. The mistake was discovered halfway through filming, which is why Kirk calls her “Teller” near the beginning and Rodriguez calls her “Angela” near the end.
Kirk’s shirt is ripped fighting with his annoying Finnegan.

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“The Galileo Seven”

Episode Number 16
Spock commands the shuttle Galileo
Production Number 014
Season 1
Stardate 2821.5
Original Airdate 1/5/1967

Story Oliver Crawford
Teleplay Oliver Crawford and S. Bar-David
Director Robert Gist

Synopsis
On its way to deliver medical supplies to plague-ridden Makus III, the U.S.S. Enterprise passes Murasaki 312. Since they are under Starfleet orders to inspect galactic phenomena such as this quasar-like star group, Spock, McCoy, Scott and four specialists take the shuttlecraft Galileo for a closer look. Unexpectedly, the Galileo is pulled off course and crashes on the planet Taurus II in the center of the Murasake phenomenon. Between attacks by the giant, hostile inhabitants and quarrels among themselves, the crew attempts to repair the shuttle and get off the planet.

Guest Cast
Don Marshall (Lt. Boma)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
John Crawford (High Commissioner Ferris)
Peter Marko (Lt. Gaetano)
Phyllis Douglas (Yeoman Mears)
Rees Vaughn (Lt. Latimer)
Grant Woods (Lt. Kelowitz)
Buck Maffei (Creature)
David Ross (Transporter Chief)

Notes
With a rank of [Lt.] Commander and many years in Starfleet, it seems odd that this is Spock’s first command mission, which he handles poorly until the end.

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“The Squire of Gothos”

Episode Number 17
Squire Trelane summons Uhura and Ross
Production Number 018
Season 1
Stardate 2124.5
Original Airdate 1/12/1967

Story
Teleplay Paul Schneider
Director Don McDougall

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise must cross an empty sector of space on their way to deliver supplies to colony Beta VI. In this space, they find an uncharted planet whose presence can’t be explained. After Kirk and Sulu suddenly disappear, Spock orders McCoy and geophysicist Lt. Karl Jaeger to the planet’s surface to begin a search. They find Trelane, a humanoid with tremendous psionic powers and a passion for Earth’s 18th-century military history, and it was he who kidnapped Kirk and Sulu, wanting to add them to his arena of the Napoleonic era that he has created.

Guest Cast
William Campbell (Trelane)
Richard Carlyle (Lt. Karl Jaeger)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Michael Barrier (Lt. Vincent DeSalle)
Venita Wolf (Yeoman Teresa Ross)

Notes

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“Arena”

Episode Number 18
The Gorn captain
Production Number 019
Season 1
Stardate 3045.6
Original Airdate 1/19/1967

Story Fredric Brown
Teleplay Gene L. Coon
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is in pursuit of an unknown alien ship which has destroyed a Starfleet base on Cestus III. In an uncharted area of space, both the alien ship and the Enterprise are caught by an advanced race called Metrons. The Metrons are angry at the two ships for trespassing into their space and believe that physical combat is the answer to finding justice. They transport Kirk and the alien captain, a lizard-like creature called a Gorn, to an uninhabited asteroid to fight to the death. The Metrons promise that the victor and his ship will be set free, while the loser will be destroyed, along with his ship and crew.

Guest Cast
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Jerry Ayres (Lt. O’Herlihy)
Grant Woods (Lt. Kelowitz)
Tom Troupe (Lt. Harold)
James Farley (Lt. Cmdr. Lang)
Carole Shelyne (Metron)
Sean Kenney (Lt. DePaul)

Notes
Lt. Harold was the only survivor of the Cestus III massacre. After the landing party beamed down, O’Herlihy and Lang were also killed.

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“Tomorrow is Yesterday”

Episode Number 19
Kirk introduces Christopher to Spock
Production Number 021
Season 1
Stardate 3113.2
Original Airdate 1/26/1967

Story
Teleplay D.C. Fontana
Director Michael O’Herlihy

Synopsis
When the U.S.S. Enterprise is thrown into a time warp by a black star, it ends up orbiting Earth in the 20th century. A jet is dispatched to bring the “UFO” down and the plane is accidentally destroyed by the starship’s tractor beam, forcing Kirk to beam the pilot, John Christopher, aboard.

Guest Cast
Roger Perry (Capt. John Christopher)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Hal Lynch (Air Police Sergeant)
Richard Merrifield (Technician Webb)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Ed Peck (Col. Fellini)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Mark Dempsey (Air Force Captain)
Jim Spencer (Air Policeman)
Sherri Townsend (Crew Woman)

Notes
Kirk tells Christopher that there are 12 starships like Enterprise, under the authority of the United Earth Space Probe Agency.
Kirk introduces Spock to Christopher as his “First Officer, Lieutenant Commander Spock” though he clearly wears the uniform of a Commander.
The computer was upgraded on Cygnet XIV, a female dominated world. They gave the computer a sexy personality. It calls the Captain “dear”, speaks seductively, and has the annoying tendencies to giggle and pout. (Apparently, women can’t make professional computer systems!)

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“Court Martial”

Episode Number 20
Kirk is sworn in during his court martial
Production Number 015
Season 1
Stardate 2947.3
Original Airdate 2/2/1967

Story Don M. Mankiewicz
Teleplay Don M. Mankiewicz and Stephen W. Carabatsos
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
When the U.S.S. Enterprise puts in at Starbase 11 for repairs caused in an ion storm, Kirk gives his report of the circumstances of Lieutenant Commander Ben Finney’s death to Commodore Stone. All goes well until Spock arrives with the computer visual tape of the bridge during the crisis. Spock tries to warn Kirk about what is on the tape, but the Commodore takes it and plays it. The computer record shows that Kirk jettisoned the ion pod with Finney still inside.

Guest Cast
Percy Rodriguez (Commodore Stone)
Elisha Cook (Samuel T. Cogley)
Joan Marshall (Lt. Areel Shaw)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Richard Webb (Lt. Commander Benjamin Finney)
Hagan Beggs (Lt. Hansen)
Winston DeLugo (Timothy)
Alice Rawlings (Jame Finney)
Nancy Wong (Personnel Ensign)
Bart Conrad (Captain Krasnowsky)
William Meader (Commodore Lindstrom)
Reginald Lal Singh (Captain Chandra)

Notes
Finney and Kirk were friends at one time; Finney’s daughter Jamie was named after Kirk. They were stationed on the U.S.S. Republic NCC-1371 together. Then Ensign Kirk discovered that Lt. Finney had left open a switch on the atomic reactor, which could have caused an explosion. Kirk logged the incident and Finney was reprimanded and moved to the bottom of the promotion list. He never forgave Kirk. Finney was the Enterprise’s records officer. He changed the computer records and faked his death because he was bitter over never becoming Captain and commanding officer of the Enterprise.
The computer identifies Spock’s rank as Lieutenant Commander. (Kirk also referred to him as such in the previous episode “Tomorrow is Yesterday”.)
During “The Menagerie”, Kirk states that no starships can create detailed records such as the video playback provided by the Talosians. However, in this episode they have detailed records of the ion storm, which can even zoom into Kirk’s button presses.
Spock proves that there is something wrong with the computer because he is able to beat it at chess 4 times in a row.
Kirk states that the computer can hear sounds. Using a booster, they can increase it on the order of “one to the fourth power”. 14=1, which would render the sound the same.

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“The Return of the Archons”

Episode Number 21
Kirk and Spock destroy the computer Landru
Production Number 022
Season 1
Stardate 3156.2
Original Airdate 2/9/1967

Story Gene Roddenberry
Teleplay Boris Sobelman
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is investigating Beta III, where the U.S.S. Archon disappeared over 100 years before. When the landing party exhibits strange behavior, Kirk sends another party down to investigate. They find the culture on Beta III is quiescent, with no creative tendencies. The entire culture, known as “The Body”, is controlled by a group of lawgivers, who are in turn controlled by the omniscient Landru.

Guest Cast
Harry Townes (Reger)
Torin Thatcher (Marplon)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Brioni Farrell (Tula)
Sid Haig (First Lawgiver)
Charles Macaulay (Landru)
Jon Lormer (Tamar)
Morgan Farley (Hacom)
Christopher Held (Ensign Lindstrom)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Sean Morgan (Lt. O’Neil)
Ralph Maurer (Bilar)
David L. Ross (Lt. Galloway)
Eddie Paskey (Lt. Lesley)

Notes
In one of Star Trek: The Original Series’ recurring themes, the Beta III society is controlled by a computer, Landru. The computer was created by the real Landru 6000 years ago. Kirk convinces Landru that it is evil and it destroys itself.
Sociologist Lindstrom remains behind with a party of experts to help the Betans rebuild their culture.
Spock apparently is able to sleep with his eyes open.

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“Space Seed”

Episode Number 22
Khan Noonien Singh
Production Number 024
Season 1
Stardate 3141.9
Original Airdate 2/16/1967

Story Carey Wilber
Teleplay Gene L. Coon and Carey Wilber
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
The Enterprise discovers the S.S. Botany Bay, an old-style, pre-warp sleeper ship from Earth that contains several bodies in stasis. Amongst these bodies is Khan Noonien Singh, a genetically-engineered strongman and one of the great leaders of Earth’s Eugenics War of the 1990s. Once aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, Khan quickly befriends the beautiful Lieutenant Marla McGivers, and together with his Botany Bay crew and new companion, they seize control of the Enterprise.

Guest Cast
Ricardo Montalban (Khan Noonien Singh)
Madlyn Rhue (Lt. Marla McGivers)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Blaisdell Makee (Lt. Spinelli)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Mark Tobin (Joaquin)
Kathy Ahart (Crew Woman)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)

Notes
The S.S. Botany Bay is a DY100-class vessel built in the 1990s.
Khan and his crew are exiled to planet Ceti Alpha V where they must start life anew. Rather than face court martial, Marla McGivers chooses exile with Khan. (Female officers don’t seem to fare very well in The Original Series.)
Spock wonders what will become of the seed they have planted. These events become the background for the motion picture Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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“A Taste of Armageddon”

Episode Number 23
Production Number 023
Season 1
Stardate 3192.1
Original Airdate 2/23/1967

Story Robert Hamner
Teleplay Robert Hamner and Gene L. Coon
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is ordered to pick up Ambassador Robert Fox, who is headed to planet Eminiar VII on a diplomatic mission. Upon arriving at the planet, the ship is warned away because Eminiar is at war with Vendikar, the third planet in the Eminiar system. Beaming to the surface with a landing party, Kirk discovers that the war between the two planets is controlled by computers, which determine the damage done and the fatalities caused by the attacks, and assigns citizens to report to disintegration machines, which they do so willingly.

Guest Cast
David Opatoshu (First Councilman Anan 7)
Gene Lyons (Ambassador Robert Fox)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Barbara Babcock (Mea 3)
Miko Mayama (Yeoman Tamura)
David L. Ross (Lt. Galloway)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Sean Kenney (Lt. DePaul)
Robert Sampson (Sar 6)

Notes
The last starship to visit Eminiar VII was the U.S.S. Valiant, over 50 years ago. The ship never returned from the mission.
The United Federation of Planets is mentioned for the first time in this episode.
Spock mentions for the first time that “Vulcanians” have telepathic ability, which he uses to control an Eminiaran guard, forcing him to open their locked door. (This seems to contradict the episode “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, where Mitchell and Dehner have the highest ESP ratings on the ship).
Ambassador Fox stays behind to mediate peace between Eminiar and Vendikar.
Kirk gives “General Order 24” to Scotty — the destruction of the planet’s inhabitable surface.
The Eminiar disrupters make a loud noise, but no visible beam.

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“This Side of Paradise”

Episode Number 24
Spock is sprayed with the plant spores
Production Number 025
Season 1
Stardate 3417.3
Original Airdate 3/2/1967

Story Nathan Butler and D.C. Fontana
Teleplay D.C. Fontana
Director Ralph Senensky

Synopsis
The Enterprise arrives at Omicron Ceti III, hoping to find surviving colonists who have been exposed to deadly berthold rays for three years, and the crew is surprised to find the colony alive and flourishing. Spock beams to the surface and meets Leila Kalomi, a young botanist that he’d worked with previously, who also developed romantic feelings for him. Eager to keep Spock on Omicron Ceti, Leila leads the Vulcan to a secluded section of the planet where a native plant sprays him with their spores. Leila tells Spock that the plant induces feelings of harmony and peace and love, along with a desire to remain on Omicron Ceti III and their paradise.

Guest Cast
Jill Ireland (Leila Kalomi)
Frank Overton (Elias Sandoval)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Grant Woods (Lt. Kelowitz)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Michael Barrier (Lt. Vincent DeSalle)
Dick Scotter (Painter)
Eddie Paskey (Lt. Lesley)

Notes
The spores thrive on berthold rays, which is why the colonists survived. Anger nullifies the effect of the spores.
After McCoy is overtaken by the spores, he develops an over-exaggerated Southern accent.
Leila first told Spock that she loved him 6 years ago; they apparently worked together on Earth at that time.

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“The Devil in the Dark”

Episode Number 25
Spock mind-melds with the Horta
Production Number 026
Season 1
Stardate 3196.1
Original Airdate 3/9/1967

Story
Teleplay Gene L. Coon
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise arrives to investigate reports of an unknown monster deep in the mining tunnels of Janus VI. The being is apparently destroying machinery and killing the miners, and has the ability to burrow through solid rock. Spock attempts a Vulcan mind meld with the entity and discovers that it is an intelligent being. A native of the planet, the Horta is normally peaceful and doesn’t mind sharing the planet with the miners, but when they broke into the Horta’s hatchery and unknowingly destroyed many of her eggs, it attacked to protect its remaining unborn children.

Guest Cast
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Ken Lynch (Chief Engineer Vanderberg)
Barry Russo (Lt. Cmdr. Giotto)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Brad Weston (Ed Appel)
Biff Elliot (Schmitter)
George E. Allen (Engineer)
Jon Cavett (Guard)

Notes
The Horta is a silicon-based creature. The silicon nodules the miners discovered were its eggs.
This is the first episode McCoy uses what will become his catch phrase, stating “I’m a doctor, not a brick-layer”.
The Horta looked like an over-sized plastic vomit.

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“Errand of Mercy”

Episode Number 26
Captain Kirk and Klingon commander Kor
Production Number 027
Season 1
Stardate 3198.4
Original Airdate 3/23/1967

Story
Teleplay Gene L. Coon
Director John Newland

Synopsis
While negotiations quickly break down between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, the Enterprise is sent to Organia, a planet of primitive people strategically located between the two sides. Kirk and Spock beam down in an attempt to convince the peaceful Organians to accept Federation aid and protection against the Klingons. When the Klingon forces attack the planet, the Enterprise and the Klingon forces square off to battle in orbit of the planet. Displeased by the outbreak of violence, the Organians reveal themselves to be powerful creatures of pure energy who easily neutralize the weapons on both ships, and force both sides to sign a peace treaty.

Guest Cast
John Abbott (Ayelborne)
John Colicos (Captain Kor)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Peter Brocco (Claymare)
Victor Lundin (Klingon Lieutenant)
David Hillary Hughes (Trefayne)
Walt Davis (Klingon Soldier #1)
George Sawaya (Klingon Soldier #2)

Notes
This episode introduces the Klingons, who appear as ruthless military dictators here.
The Organians reveal that in the future, the Klingons and the Federation will be allies.
Kor will return in the Deep Space Nine episodes “Blood Oath” and “The Sword of Kahless”.
The Organians will make another appearance in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Observer Effect”.

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“The Alternative Factor”

Episode Number 27
Production Number 020
Season 1
Stardate 3087.6
Original Airdate 3/30/1967

Story
Teleplay Don Ingalls
Director Gerd Oswald

Synopsis
Starfleet is baffled by a phenomenon and suspicious it’s a “rip in the universe.” It sends the Enterprise to check it out and what at first is thought to be a sign of attack is no less than the impact of one man. This man, Lazarus, veers wildly between calm and chaos as he pursues his single-minded mission. The puzzle becomes more baffling when he turns out to be “twins” — and his small downed spacecraft a gateway to another dimension.

Guest Cast
Robert Brown (Lazarus)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
Janet MacLachlan (Lt. Charlene Masters)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Richard Derr (Commodore Barstow)
Arch Whiting (Assistant Engineer)
Christian Patrick (Transporter Chief)
Eddie Paskey (Lt. Lesley)

Notes
This episode featured some really bad visual effects.
Eddie Paskey’s red-shirt character is finally given a name in this episode — Lesley.

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“The City on the Edge of Forever”

Episode Number 28
Kirk and Spock at the Guardian of Forever
Production Number 028
Season 1
Stardate 3134.0
Original Airdate 4/6/1967

Story
Teleplay Harlan Ellison
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
While treating Sulu on the bridge, McCoy accidentally injects himself with an overdose of cordrazine. In his cordrazine induced frenzy, McCoy exits the bridge and manages to beam himself down to the planet below. Kirk and the landing party are too late to stop the Doctor from leaping through a living time machine called “The Guardian of Forever.” At that moment, the Enterprise ceases to exist and the landing party is stranded. The Guardian explains that McCoy went back into Earth’s history and changed it, thereby altering the future. Kirk and Spock go through the Guardian, to Depression-era America, a few days before McCoy is to arrive and change history.

Guest Cast
Joan Collins (Sister Edith Keeler)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
John Harmon (Rodent)
Hal Baylor (Policeman)
David L. Ross (Lt. Galloway)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Bartell La Rue (voice of The Guardian)

Notes
Even though Kirk falls in love with Edith Keeler, he must let her die to restore the timeline.
As soon as the Enterprise disappears, Uhura tells Kirk, “Captain, I’m frightened!”
To explain Spock’s ears, Kirk says that Spock is Chinese and he caught his ears in a mechanical rice picker. (Rather insensitive for such an enlightened century.)

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“Operation: Annihilate!”

Episode Number 29
Production Number 029
Season 1
Stardate 3287.2
Original Airdate 4/13/1967

Story
Teleplay Stephen W. Carabatsos
Director Herschel Daugherty

Synopsis
Arriving at the planet Deneva, home of Kirk’s only brother Sam and his family, the U.S.S. Enterprise picks up a transmission from a Denevan pilot who has steered his craft into the sun to destroy some unknown menace. Beaming down to the planet, Kirk finds his brother dead and Sam’s wife and son in a fatal condition. Before Aurelan dies, she informs the landing party that Deneva has been infested with large, amoeba-like aliens that attack humans and intertwine their tentacles with the body’s nervous system, inflicting excruciating pain while forcing the victim to obey the entity.

Guest Cast
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Joan Swift (Aurelan Kirk)
Maurishka Taliferro (Yeoman Zahra)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Craig Hundley (Peter Kirk)
Fred Carson (First Denevan)
Jerry Catron (Second Denevan)

Notes
The Deneva colony was colonized 100 years prior, a stop on the Earth Cargo Service run.
The Enterprise has 14 science labs, one of which is shown for the first time in this episode.
Bright light kills the creatures. McCoy used all light spectrums when testing the procedure on Spock, blinding him. Since Vulcans have an inner eyelid, Spock recovers from his blindness (naturally). 210 satellites are deployed around Deneva to bombard the planet with ultra-violet light.
William Shatner (sporting a moustache) also played the dead body of Sam Kirk.
When they first encounter the parasites, Yeoman Zahra says, “They don’t even look real.” She was right about that. Regardless, this episode is still a classic.

Season 2

“Amok Time”

Episode Number 30
Spock of Vulcan: ”Live long and prosper.”
Production Number 030
Season 2
Stardate 3372.7 (Calendar Year 2265)
Original Airdate 9/15/1967

Story
Teleplay Theodore Sturgeon
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
When Spock begins to exhibit strange, erratic behavior, Kirk asks McCoy to conduct a medical examination. McCoy concludes that Spock is experiencing a potentially lethal internal distress. Spock explains to them that Vulcans are married as children with the understanding that they will fulfill this commitment when they become adults. Spock has reached this time, the “pon farr,” and if he doesn’t get to Vulcan immediately to mate with his bride, T’Pring, he will die.

Starring
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk)
Leonard Nimoy (Commander Spock)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)

Guest Cast
Celia Lovsky (T’Pau)
Arlene Martel (T’Pring)
Lawrence Montaigne (Stonn)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Byron Morrow (Admiral Komack)

Notes
The Vulcan T’Pau is to officiate Spock’s wedding. She is the only person to turn down a seat on the Federation council.
Instead of marrying Spock, T’Pring chooses the kal-if-fee (the challenge) and chooses Kirk to fight Spock to the death. Having defeated Kirk in the challenge, Spock’s pon farr is resolved and Spock allows T’Pring to wed Stonn.
This episode marks the first use of the Vulcan hand gesture and the phrase “Live long and prosper.”
This is the first appearance of Ensign Pavel Chekov, the new navigator.
Chief Engineer Lt. Cmdr. Scott does not appear in this episode, chosen to open Season 2.
DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy) becomes a regular cast member starting in Season 2 and his name now appears in the opening credits after Leonard Nimoy.
The theme song has added a female vocalizing the melody. The end credits version also has a slightly different instrumental arrangement.

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“Who Mourns for Adonais?”

Episode Number 31
Scotty and Lt. Carolyn Palamas arrive on Pollux
Production Number 031
Season 2
Stardate 3468.1
Original Airdate 9/22/1967

Story
Teleplay Gilbert Ralston
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
As the U.S.S. Enterprise nears the planet Pollux IV, a huge, green hand made of energy materializes in space, catching the Enterprise and holding it captive. Kirk and a landing party are transported to the planet’s surface where they find a being who claims to be Apollo, the last of the Greek gods who dwelled on ancient Earth’s Mount Olympus.

Guest Cast
Michael Forest (Apollo)
Leslie Parrish (Lt. Carolyn Palamas)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)

Notes
Scott has romantic interests in Carolyn Palamas. Apollo charms her, calls her beautiful, and she instantly falls in love with him, naturally. When Scott tries to step in, Apollo shocks him and throws him down. (Carolyn is too happy to have new clothes and a new boyfriend to care.)
Kirk suggests that perhaps Apollo and his kind did travel to Earth 5000 years ago to be worshipped as gods. Apollo could by lying, but it is never verified.
Uhura rewires the communication system circuit boards, enabling the Enterprise to contact the landing party.

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“The Changeling”

Episode Number 32
Nomad erases Uhura’s memory
Production Number 032
Season 2
Stardate 3451.9
Original Airdate 9/29/1967

Story
Teleplay John Meredyth Lucas
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to investigate the destruction of the Malurian system and its four billion inhabitants. When it arrives at the coordinates, the starship itself is threatened by a space going, self-contained computer/probe calling itself Nomad. When Kirk identifies himself by name, Nomad mistakes him for “The Kirk,” and thinks him to be his creator.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Blaisdell Makee (Lt. Singh)
Barbara Gates (Astrochemist)
Meade Martin (Engineer)
Arnold Lessing (Lt. Carlisle)
Vic Perrin (Nomad’s Voice)

Notes
Nomad was created by scientist Jackson Roykirk in the early 2000’s. Nomad’s program was to seek out new life and report back to Earth. Spock melds with Nomad and discovers that it was damaged and it merged with an alien probe, changing its mission to erradicate imperfect biological lifeforms. (How is Spock able to mind-meld with a machine?)
Kirk convinces Nomad that it is imperfect and it self-destructs (see also “The Return of the Archons”).
Nomad erases Uhura’s memory and she must “relearn” what the probe erased. Nomad also kills Scott, but is able to “repair” him.
The story for this episode will be recycled for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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“Mirror, Mirror”

Episode Number 33
Evil-Spock sends Kirk back to his Enterprise
Production Number 033
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 10/6/1967

Story
Teleplay Jerome Bixby
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
Caught in the beginnings of an ion storm, Kirk, McCoy and Uhura interrupt their negotiations with the Halkans for dilithium crystals, to return to the U.S.S. Enterprise. Scotty beams the landing party aboard as a burst from the storm hits the starship. The transporter malfunctions, sending Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura into an alternate universe, where they soon discover the “Galactic Empire” is maintained by fear and assassination. Now, aboard the Imperial Starship Enterprise, the four must find a way to remain undetected until they can return to their own universe. Meanwhile, the parallel versions of Kirk, Scott, McCoy and Uhura have been beamed on board the positive U.S.S. Enterprise.

Guest Cast
Barbara Luna (Lt. Marlena Moreau)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Vic Perrin (Tharn)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Garth Pillsbury (Crewman Wilson)
Pete Kellett (Crewman Farrell)

Notes
The Mirror Universe is seen again in the Deep Space Nine episode “Crossover”.

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“The Apple”

Episode Number 34
The Enterprise destroys Vaal with its phasers
Production Number 034
Season 2
Stardate 3715.3
Original Airdate 10/13/1967

Story
Teleplay Max Ehrlich
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
When a landing party beams down to the planet Gamma Trianguli VI, they find what appears to be an idyllic paradise. They quickly discover, however, that the planet is deadly, sporting plants that shoot thorns, rocks that explode, and incredibly accurate lightning bolts. They encounter the planet’s inhabitants, a peaceful, child-like people who call themselves the “Feeders of Vaal.” Vaal seems to be a large serpent’s head carved of rock, but is actually the terminal for an advanced, underground computer.

Guest Cast
Keith Andes (Akuta)
Celeste Yarnell (Yeoman Martha Landon)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
David Soul (Makora)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Jay Jones (Ensign Mallory)
Jerry Daniels (Marple)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Mal Friedman (Hendorff)
Shari Nims (Sayana)

Notes
Kirk and Scott don’t seem overly concerned for the first dead “red-shirt” security officer. After Kirk reports the death, Scott says that he heard it’s nice down on the planet and would love to come down to walk around! By the end of the episode, all four security red-shirts are dead.
Spock notes that destroying Vaal would violate the Prime Directive. Kirk ignores him.
Curiously, the tropical climate of Gamma Trianguli VI reminds Chekov of his home country, Russia.

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“The Doomsday Machine”

Episode Number 35
Spock, Lt. Sulu, and Commodore Decker
Production Number 035
Season 2
Stardate 4202.9
Original Airdate 10/20/1967

Story
Teleplay Norman Spinrad
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
Sent to investigate the destruction of several planetary systems, the U.S.S. Enterprise discovers the U.S.S. Constellation adrift in space. The only survivor, Commodore Matt Decker, informs the crew that a giant planet-eating machine made by a long-dead alien race is roaming the galaxy, consuming all in its path for fuel, including whole planets. Trapped on the derelict Constellation, Kirk can only stand by and watch as Decker takes command of the Enterprise, bent on seeking revenge against the planet killer.

Guest Cast
William Windom (Commodore Matthew Decker)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Elizabeth Rogers (Lt. Palmer)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Richard Compton (Lt. Washburn)
John Copage (Crewman Elliot)
Tim Burns (Crewman Russ)
Jerry Catron (Ensign Montgomery)

Notes
The U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1017 is the first Federation starship to appear on screen, other than the Enterprise. (The ship model was a plastic toy model kit by AMT, which looked very cheap when the ship was entering the planet killer.)
A shuttle launch is seen for the first time in this episode.
Uhura does not appear in this episode; Lt. Palmer takes her place at communications.
A preview of the new Main Engineering set is seen as the U.S.S. Constellation’s engineering set. This new set will be seen in “I, Mudd”. (Curiously, after Scott gets the Constellation running, he is seen thrown around on the old Enterprise Engineering set.)
McCoy states that he is a “doctor, not a mechanic.”

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“Catspaw”

Episode Number 36
Kirk and Spock meet Korob and Sylvia
Production Number 036
Season 2
Stardate 3018.2
Original Airdate 10/27/1967

Story
Teleplay Robert Bloch
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
When one member of the Pyris VII landing party returns to the ship dead, Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to find a house of horrors, and Scotty and Sulu transformed into mindless zombies. Two beings known as Sylvia and Korob appear as witch and warlock, sent on a mission of conquest.

Guest Cast
Antoinette Bower (Sylvia)
Theo Marcuse (Korob)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Mike Barrier (Lt. Vincent DeSalle)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Rhodie Cogan (First Witch)
Gail Bonney (Second Witch)
Maryesther Denver (Third Witch)
Jimmy Jones (Crewman Jackson)

Notes
DeSalle is now the Assistant Chief Engineer. Kirk puts him in charge of the Enterprise while they are on the surface.
Thankfully, this is the only Halloween episode produced for any Star Trek series.
James Doohan lost his right middle finger during WWII. Most of his scenes are shot to hide it, however, it is very noticeable in this episode.

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“I, Mudd”

Episode Number 37
The crew prepares to return to the Enterprise
Production Number 037
Season 2
Stardate 4513.3
Original Airdate 11/3/1967

Story
Teleplay Stephen Kandel
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
Norman, an android pretending to be a member of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew, takes control of the starship and her crew, taking them to an unnamed planet where Kirk discovers an old nemesis, Harry Mudd and a planet populated entirely by androids.

Guest Cast
Roger C. Carmel (Harcourt Fenton “Harry” Mudd)
Richard Tatro (Norman)
Alyce Andrece (Alice #1 through 250)
Rhae Andrece (Alice #251 through 500)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Kay Elliot (Stella Mudd)
Mike Howden (Lt. Rowe)
Michael Zaslow (Ensign Jordan)

Notes
The single Norman model controls the entire population of androids.
Kirk causes Norman to overload by telling him that Harry Mudd is a liar. When Harry tells Norman “I am lying”, it throws Norman into a “does not compute” loop complete with smoke pouring out of his head.
The newly upgraded Main Engineering set is first seen in this episode, after a preview in “The Doomsday Machine”.
Harry Mudd previously appeared in the episode “Mudd’s Women”.

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“Metamorphosis”

Episode Number 38
The crew meets Zefram Cochrane
Production Number 038
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/10/1967

Story
Teleplay Gene L. Coon
Director Ralph Senensky

Synopsis
Assistant Federation Commissioner Nancy Hedford has become ill while trying to stop a war on Epsilon Canaris III. The shuttlecraft Galileo is assigned to take her to the U.S.S. Enterprise, where she will receive treatment for the otherwise fatal Sakuro’s disease. En route, the shuttlecraft is pulled off course by a mysterious, cloud-like entity. Deposited safely on the planet Gamma Canaris N, Kirk and his party meet Zefram Cochrane, the scientist that invented warp drive on Earth over 100 years before.

Guest Cast
Glenn Corbett (Zefram Cochrane)
Elinor Donahue (Commissioner Nancy Hedford)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)

Notes
The shuttle Galileo was destroyed in the episode “The Galileo Seven”.
Zefram Cochran’s first warp flight will be shown in the motion picture Star Trek: First Contact.

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“Journey to Babel”

Episode Number 39
Kirk attends a reception for the ambassadors
Production Number 039
Season 2
Stardate 3842.3
Original Airdate 11/17/1967

Story
Teleplay D. C. Fontana
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is appointed to transport ambassadors from many worlds to the Babel Conferences. Among those aboard are Spock’s parents: Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and his human wife, Amanda. At a cocktail party, Tellarite Ambassador Gav quarrels openly with Sarek about the admission of Coridan into the Federation. When Gav is later murdered, circumstantial evidence points to Sarek. Meanwhile, an unknown vessel is following the Enterprise.

Guest Cast
Jane Wyatt (Amanda [Grayson])
Mark Lenard (Ambassador Sarek)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
William O’Connell (Thelev)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
John Wheeler (Ambassador Gav)
James X. Mitchell (Lt. Josephs)
Reggie Nalder (Ambassador Shras)

Notes
Mark Lenard previously played the Romulan commander in “Balance of Terror”.
This episode introduces the Andorian and the Tellarite species. Along with Humans and Vulcans, they are the two other founding members of the United Federation of Planets. The Andorians are blue-skinned with two antennae on top of their heads. The Tellarites are pink pig creatures.
Spock and Sarek haven’t spoken in 18 years over Spock’s decision to join Starfleet instead of the Vulcan Science Academy.
Vulcans show “affection” by touching their index and middle fingers to each other.
Thelev was surgically altered to appear Andorian. Spock deduces that he is an Orion. The Orions wanted to block Coridan’s admittance into the Federation so that they could continue to steal their dilithium and sell it for profit.

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“Friday’s Child”

Episode Number 40
The landing party beams down to Capella
Production Number 040
Season 2
Stardate 3497.2
Original Airdate 12/1/1967

Story
Teleplay D. C. Fontana
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
Sent to the planet Capella IV to negotiate a mining treaty with the warlike and tradition-bound people, Kirk and a party beam to the surface. Kirk finds that Klingon agent Kras has also arrived to negotiate a mining treaty with the Klingon Empire. Kirk and Kras negotiate with Teer Akaar, the leader of the tribes of Capella. Akaar favors the Federation while Maab, a highly influential Capellan, favors the Klingons. During a factional fight, Akaar is killed and Maab is installed as the new tribal leader. The landing party is imprisoned with Eleen, the pregnant widow of Akaar, and she prepares to be put to death according to custom.

Guest Cast
Julie Newmar (Eleen)
Tige Andrews (Krag)
Michael Dante (Maab)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Cal Bolder (Keel)
Ben Gage (Teer Akaar)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Kirk Raymone (Duur)
Bob Bralver (Crewman Grant)

Notes
McCoy previously visited Capella IV and briefs the crew on Capellan customs.
“Red Shirt” Grant pulls his phaser when he sees the Klingon, and is promptly killed by the Capellans. (Apparently, no one thought to inform him of Capellan customs.)
McCoy: “I’m a doctor, not an escalator.”
Eleen becomes Regent of Capella until her child, named Leonard James Akaar, can take over as Teer (leader).
The Capellan double-vowels are prounced separately (e.g., Aka-Ar, Elee-En).

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“The Deadly Years”

Episode Number 41
Kirk and McCoy examine Chekov
Production Number 041
Season 2
Stardate 3478.2
Original Airdate 12/8/1967

Story
Teleplay David P. Harmon
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
On the way to Starbase 10, the U.S.S. Enterprise stops to deliver supplies to the 6 colonists of Gamma Hydra IV. A landing party consisting of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scott, Galway and Chekov beams to the planet’s surface and finds that accelerated aging has taken place, killing most of the colonists. The only two survivors, an elderly couple who claim to be in their twenties, die shortly after meeting the Enterprise crew. When the landing party returns to the Enterprise, the aging acceleration begins to affect each of them… except Chekov, who remains curiously immune.

Guest Cast
Charles Drake (Commodore George Stocker)
Sarah Marshall (Dr. Janet Wallace)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Felix Locher (Robert Johnson)
Carolyn Nelson (Yeoman Doris Atkins)
Laura Wood (Elaine Johnson)
Beverly Washburn (Lt. Arlene Galway)

Notes
Stocker orders the ship to Starbase 10, crossing the Neutral Zone, where the Enterprise is attacked by Romulans. Stocker falls apart, but a healthy Kirk saves the day by using the “The Corbomite Maneuver”.
A competency hearing is called to relieve Kirk of duty. In the later series, the chief medical officer can relieve the captain if he is unfit without holding a hearing. (The sequence is rather lengthy and brings the already poorly-paced story to a halt.)
Chekov was immune because he was scared when he found the dead body; the adrenaline kept him from aging. Lt. Galway died fairly quickly.
Like many of the female guest stars, Dr. Janet Wallace once had a love affair with Kirk. When they broke up, she married Theodore Wallace, who was 26 years older than her and died recently. After Kirk started aging, Janet realized she still loved Kirk.
Kirk states that he is 34 years old.

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“Obsession”

Episode Number 42
Production Number 042
Season 2
Stardate 3619.2
Original Airdate 12/15/1967

Story
Teleplay Art Wallace
Director Ralph Senensky

Synopsis
Eleven years ago, the U.S.S. Farragut encountered a deadly cloud creature with vampire-like tendencies. James T. Kirk was on board the Farragut at that time as they entered the region of Tycho IV. The creature killed the ship’s commander, Captain Garrovick, and half the crew by draining their red blood cells. On his way to deliver necessary medical supplies, Kirk encounters what he believes is the same blood-sucking entity. He pursues it, against orders, determined to destroy it before it kills again.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Stephen Brooks (Ensign Garrovick)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Jerry Ayres (Ensign Rizzo)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)

Notes
Kirk previously served as a lieutenant on the starship U.S.S. Farragut NCC-1647.
Vulcan blood is copper based, not iron as with humans. This gives it a green color.

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“Wolf in The Fold”

Episode Number 43
Scotty doesn’t remember killing the women
Production Number 043
Season 2
Stardate 3614.9
Original Airdate 12/22/1967

Story
Teleplay Robert Bloch
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
Kirk and McCoy decide to take Scotty, who is recovering from a head wound accidentally caused by a female crew member, to a nightclub on the planet Argelius II. Scotty becomes infatuated with a lovely dancer at the club and they leave together. In the meantime, Kirk and McCoy decide to sample some of the planet’s other pleasures and leave. A scream sends them to a foggy alley to find the dancer dead with Scotty holding a bloody knife.

Guest Cast
John Fiedler (Commissioner Hengist)
Charles Macauley (Prefect Jaris)
Pilar Seurat (Sybo)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Charles Dierkop (Morla)
Joseph Bernard (Tark)
Tania Lemani (Kara)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Virginia Aldridge (Lt. Karen Tracy)
Judith McConnell (Yeoman Tankris)
Judi Sherven (Nurse)

Notes
Kirk and McCoy took Scott to Argelius because he was suffering from “total resentment of women” because a woman caused his concussion.
The murderer, inhabiting Hengist’s body, is an alien creature known as Redjack a/k/a Jack the Ripper. The alien consumes the emotion of fear, killing women because they frighten more easily.
John Fiedler was an odd choice for Hengist, who seemed too wimpy and goofy to be inhabited by a serial killing alien. (Fiedler is known for his role on “The Bob Newhart Show” and has been the voice of Pooh’s little friend Piglet since 1968.)
Spock used the transporter to disperse Hengist’s body and the creature into space.
Scott’s home town is Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
The close-up shots of Scott’s hand on the computer witness stand are not of James Doohan’s hand. (He is missing a finger on that hand.)

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“The Trouble With Tribbles”

Episode Number 44
Kirk finds Tribbles in the grain bin
Production Number 044
Season 2
Stardate 4523.3
Original Airdate 12/29/1967

Story
Teleplay David Gerrold
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
When the U.S.S. Enterprise receives a top-priority order to protect a shipment of quadrotriticale grain on Deep Space Station K-7, Kirk is irritated to be guarding a shipment of “wheat.” With Klingons taking shore leave on the space station, Federation Undersecretary for Agriculture Nilz Baris and his pesty assistant Arne Darvin inform Kirk that Starfleet Command is afraid the Klingons may try to steal the grain. Meanwhile, space trader Cyrano Jones gives Uhura a purring ball of fluff known as a tribble. Charmed by the cute creature, Uhura takes it back to the Enterprise, where it multiplies and the starship is soon overrun by the furry creatures.

Guest Cast
William Schallert (Undersecretary Nilz Baris)
William Campbell (Captain Koloth)
Stanley Adams (Cyrano Jones)
Whit Bissell (Mr. Lurry)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Michael Pataki (Korax)
Edwin Reimers (Admiral Fitzpatrick)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Charlie Brill (Arne Darvin)
Paul Baxley (Ensign Freeman)
David L. Ross (Guard)
Guy Raymond (Bartender)

Notes
Station K-7 is close to the Federation-Klingon border.
The grain was to be grown on Sherman’s Planet, also on the Federation-Klingon border, and claimed by both parties.
Klingon agent Arne Darvin returned to cause even more trouble in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations”, which sends the DS9 crew back into this episode.

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“The Gamesters of Triskelion”

Episode Number 45
Kirk, Chekov and Uhura arrive on Triskelion
Production Number 045
Season 2
Stardate 3211.7
Original Airdate 1/5/1968

Story
Teleplay Margaret Armen
Director Gene Nelson

Synopsis
During a routine transport to planet Gamma II, Captain Kirk, Lieutenant Uhura and Ensign Chekov are intercepted and abducted by a powerful and distant transporter beam. Arriving flat on their backs on a planet called Triskelion in the M-24 Alpha star system, they are immediately attacked by beings from several different species. Kirk and his crewmates have been brought to this planet to fight as gladiators in combat games in order to entertain and provide exciting gambling for the disembodied entities called the “Providers.”

Guest Cast
Joseph Ruskin (Galt)
Angelique Pettyjohn (Shahna)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Steve Sandor (Lars)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Jane Ross (Tamoon)
Victoria George (Ensign Jana Haines)
Dick Crockett (Andorian Thrall)
Mickey Morton (Kloog)

Notes

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“A Piece of the Action”

Episode Number 46
Production Number 046
Season 2
Stardate 4598.0
Original Airdate 1/12/1968

Story David P. Harmon
Teleplay David P. Harmon and Gene L. Coon
Director James Komack

Synopsis
Over 100 years ago, before the Federation directive of non-interference, the U.S.S. Horizon visited the planet Iotia and reported its inhabitants as being extremely bright and imitative humanoids. The Enterprise has been ordered to observe the progress of Iotia. Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down and discover a culture identical to America in the early 20th century, contaminated by a book left behind by the Horizon titled “Chicago Mobs of the Twenties.”

Guest Cast
Anthony Caruso (Bela Oxmyx)
Vic Tayback (Jojo Krako)
Lee Delano (Kalo)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
John Harmon (Boss Tepo)
Sheldon Collins (Tough Kid)
Dyanne Thorne (First Girl)
Sharyn Hillyer (Second Girl)
Buddy Garion (Hood)
Steve Marlo (Zabo)

Notes
This season seems to be filled with planets whose societies are identical to Earth’s historical periods.

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“The Immunity Syndrome”

Episode Number 47
The Enterprise encounters a giant space amoeba
Production Number 047
Season 2
Stardate 4307.1
Original Airdate 1/19/1968

Story
Teleplay Robert Sabaroff
Director Joseph Pevney

Synopsis
The Enterprise receives a priority message from Starfleet with orders to assist the U.S.S. Intrepid in a rescue operation in system Gamma 7A. Suddenly, Spock shudders with pain and reports that the Intrepid just been destroyed. The Enterprise discovers a giant, single-celled space amoeba which devours planetary systems for food and energy.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)

Notes
The Starship U.S.S. Intrepid (NCC-1631) was manned almost exclusively by Vulcans.

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“A Private Little War”

Episode Number 48
Production Number 048
Season 2
Stardate 4211.4
Original Airdate 2/2/1968

Story Jud Crucis
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
Captain Kirk leads a survey mission to a peaceful, primitive planet which he visited 13 years before as a lieutenant. He is dismayed to see a group of villagers armed with flintlock firearms, weapons they shouldn’t have at their current stage of development. When the landing party beams down, Spock is seriously injured and is returned to the Enterprise for treatment as Kirk and McCoy try to make contact with the locals. They discover that the Klingons have armed villagers in hopes of eliminating the weaker hill people and allying the stronger warriors with the Klingons. To resolve the unfair advantage, Kirk supplies the hill people with flintlocks.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nancy Kovack (Nona)
Michael Witney (Tyree)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Ned Romero (Krell)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Booker Bradshaw (Dr. M’Benga)
Arthur Bernard (Apella)
Paul Baxley (Patrol Leader)
Gary Carpenter (Yutan)

Notes

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“Return to Tomorrow”

Episode Number 49
The landing party discovers Sargon
Production Number 049
Season 2
Stardate 4768.3
Original Airdate 2/9/1968

Story John Kingsbridge
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry
Director Ralph Senensky

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise tracks a mysterious SOS to an ancient planet presumed long dead. The crew hears a voice from a telepathic being named Sargon, who asks Kirk to beam down to the surface. The landing party find themselves in a vault, where they encounter a glowing sphere that identifies itself as Sargon, who explains that his people were destroyed in a cataclysmic war half a million years ago, and now exists only as pure thought. Sargon and two others of his kind need to “borrow” the bodies of the Enterprise officers long enough to construct new artificial ones.

Guest Cast
Diana Muldaur (Dr. Anne Mulhall)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Sulu)
Cindy Lou (Nurse)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)

Notes
Diana Muldaur will go on to play Dr. Pulaski in Star Trek: The Next Generation’s second season, beginning with “The Child”.

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“Patterns of Force”

Episode Number 50
McCoy and Kirk disguised as Ekosian Nazis
Production Number 050
Season 2
Stardate 2534.0
Original Airdate 2/16/1968

Story
Teleplay John Meredyth Lucas
Director Vincent McEveety

Synopsis
The Enterprise is sent to planet Ekos to investigate a disappearance of Federation historian John Gill. The Enterprise is attacked by an armed probe with a thermonuclear warhead, technology that is too advanced to be from Ekos or the nearby Zeon. When Kirk and Spock beam down, they find that Ekos has adopted a military regime similar to that of Nazi Germany, and is now at war with Zeon, and their führer is John Gill.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Richard Evans (Isak)
Valora Noland (Daras)
Skip Homeier (Melakon)
David Brian (John Gill)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Patrick Horgan (Eneg)
William Wintersole (Abrom)
Gilbert Green (S.S. Major)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Ralph Maurer (S.S. Lieutenant)
Ed McCready (S.S. Trooper)
Peter Canon (Gestapo Lieutenant)
Paul Baxley (First Trooper)
Chuck Courtney (Davod)
Bart La Rue (Newscaster)

Notes

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“By Any Other Name”

Episode Number 51
Production Number 051
Season 2
Stardate 4657.5
Original Airdate 2/23/1968

Story Jerome Bixby
Teleplay D.C. Fontana and Jerome Bixby
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
When the U.S.S. Enterprise answers a distress call from a small planet, the landing party is captured by a group of agents from the Kelvan empire, whose purpose is to find planets suitable for colonization. However, their own ship was destroyed and now they need the Enterprise to make the 300-year journey home to the distant Andromeda galaxy. To utilize the starship, the huge, tentacled Kelvans take on human form and use their technology to transform all but essential Enterprise personnel into small, dehydrated cubes.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Warren Stevens (Rojan)
Barbara Bouchet (Kelinda)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Stewart Moss (Hanar)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Robert Fortier (Tomar)
Lezlie Dalton (Drea)
Carl Byrd (Lt. Shea)
Julie Cobb (Yeoman Leslie Thompson)

Notes

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“The Omega Glory”

Episode Number 52
Production Number 052
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 3/1/1968

Story
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry
Director Vincent McEveety

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise finds a crewless starship, the U.S.S. Exeter, in orbit around the planet Omega IV. The boarding party from the U.S.S. Enterprise contracts a virus that may have killed the Exeter’s crew, but the biosphere on Omega IV is found to contain an immunity and the party is beamed to the surface. There they discover Captain Tracey, the commander of the U.S.S. Exeter, who has been violating the Federation’s Prime Directive by interfering in the politics of the natives, using his phaser to protect the asian-like villagers, the Kohms, against the barbarian raiders, the Yangs.

Guest Cast
Morgan Woodward (Captain Ronald Tracey)
Roy Jenson (Cloud William)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Irene Kelly (Sirah)
Morgan Farley (Yang Scholar)
David L. Ross (Lt. Galloway)
Lloyd Kino (Wu)
Ed McCready (Dr. Carter)
Frank Atienza (Executioner)

Notes
Captain Ronald Tracey was commanding officer of the U.S.S. Exeter NCC-1672.

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“The Ultimate Computer”

Episode Number 53
Daystrom and the crew lose control of the ship
Production Number 053
Season 2
Stardate 4729.4
Original Airdate 3/8/1968

Story Laurence N. Wolfe
Teleplay D.C. Fontana
Director John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is chosen to be the test ship for the new M-5 multitronic computer system, a computer meant to be able to run a starship without human intervention. Also aboard for the test is Dr. Richard Daystrom, the inventor of the M-5 and an obsessive and unstable individual. Starting a scheduled war games drill, M-5 takes control of the ship and uses the full arsenal of the U.S.S. Enterprise to attack four other Federation starships. When M-5 destroys the U.S.S. Excalibur, Commodore Wesley gives the order to destroy the Enterprise.

Starring
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk)
Leonard Nimoy (Commander Spock)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
William Marshall (Dr. Richard Daystrom)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Sean Morgan (Ensign Harper)
Barry Russo (Commodore Robert Wesley)

Notes
The other ships are the U.S.S. Hood (NCC-1703), U.S.S. Potemkin (NCC-1657), U.S.S. Excalibur (NCC-1664) and U.S.S. Lexington (NCC-1709). They are duplicates of the Enterprise model.

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“Bread and Circuses”

Episode Number 54
McCoy and Spock are captured by the soldiers
Production Number 054
Season 2
Stardate 4040.7
Original Airdate 3/15/1968

Story John Kneubuhl [uncredited]
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry and Gene L. Coon
Director Ralph Senensky

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise finds the wreckage of the S.S. Beagle, with no survivors, orbiting near the Planet 892-IV. When Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam to the planet’s surface, they are captured and taken to the city which looks very much like Earth’s ancient Rome. They find that Captain R.M. Merrick of the Beagle has betrayed his crew, beaming them down to fight in the Roman-like gladiatorial games. Merik has become First Citizen Merikus of the Empire and supposed close friend to the Proconsul, Claudius Marcus. Kirk realizes, however, that Merik is being used as a lure to get more starship crews to 892-IV for the entertainment of its inhabitants. When Kirk refuses to beam his crew down to die in the arena, Spock and McCoy are condemned to fight gladiators in the ring.

Starring
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk)
Leonard Nimoy (Commander Spock)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
William Smithers (Capt. R. M. Merik/Merikus)
Logan Ramsey (Claudius Marcus)
Ian Wolfe (Septimus)
William Bramley (Policeman)
Rhodes Reason (Flavius)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Bart La Rue (Announcer)
Jack Perkins (Master of Games)
Max Kleven (Maximus)
Lois Jewell (Drusilla)

Notes

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“Assignment: Earth”

Episode Number 55
Spock and Kirk in 20th century disguise
Production Number 055
Season 2
Stardate
Original Airdate 3/29/1968

Story Gene Roddenberry and Art Wallace
Teleplay Art Wallace
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
The Enterprise is sent back in time to 1968 to study Earth. While in orbit, the ship inadvertently beams aboard a space traveler, Gary Seven, along with his black cat, Isis. Seven claims to be a 20th-century human raised and trained by unknown and unnamed aliens to prevent Earth from destroying itself. Seven escapes and beams down to the planet below. An orbital bomb is about to be launched by the United States and it is Seven’s mission to make sure the rocket explodes somewhere over Asia, thereby frightening the governments into not launching future bombs into space.

Starring
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk)
Leonard Nimoy (Commander Spock)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Robert Lansing (Gary Seven)
Teri Garr (Roberta Lincoln)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Nyota Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Don Keefer (Cromwell)
Lincoln Demyan (Sgt. Lipton)
Morgan Jones (Col. Nesvig)
Bruce Mars (Charlie)
Ted Gehring (Policeman)
Paul Baxley (Security Chief)

Notes
Uncertain that Star Trek would be renewed for a third season, Roddenberry used this episode as a test for a new series featuring Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln. NBC passed on Assignment: Earth and a letter-writing campaign got Star Trek a third season.

Season 3
“Spock’s Brain”

Episode Number 56
Kirk and Kara watch as McCoy restores Spock’s brain
Production Number 061
Season 3
Stardate 5431.4 (Calendar Year 2266)
Original Airdate 9/20/1968

Story
Teleplay Lee Cronin
Director Marc Daniels

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is on a routine mission in deep space when a beautiful young woman beams onto the bridge, touches a band on her wrist, rendering everyone unconscious. When the crew awakens, McCoy summons Kirk to sickbay and informs him that the woman has removed Spock’s brain and if it isn’t returned to his body within 24 hours, Spock will die. The Enterprise pursues the woman’s ship to the Sigma Draconis IV system. When Kirk and party beam down, they find a rough, frozen world inhabited by two peoples: the Morgs, primitive men who live on the surface, and the Eymorgs, females who live deep underground in a comfortable, highly technological city, yet have primitive, child-like minds. Kirk finds Spock’s brain, which is now attached to the Eymorg central control system and is now revered as the “Controller.”

Starring
William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk)
Leonard Nimoy (Commander Spock)
DeForest Kelley (Dr. Leonard H. McCoy)

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Marj Dusay (Kara)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
James Daris (Morg)
Sheila Leighton (Luma)

Notes
NBC moved Star Trek to Fridays at 10:00 PM.
Lee Cronin is a pseudonym of former writer/producer Gene L. Coon; presumably he didn’t want his name attached to this bad episode.
In a recurring theme, Kirk destroys yet another civilization run by a machine.

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“The Enterprise Incident”

Episode Number 57
Kirk goes undercover as a Romulan
Production Number 059
Season 3
Stardate 5027.3
Original Airdate 9/27/1968

Story
Teleplay D.C. Fontana
Director John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis
Seeming tense and erratic, Captain Kirk takes the U.S.S. Enterprise into Romulan space and the ship is immediately surrounded by Romulan warships. Kirk and Spock beam aboard the Romulan flag-ship and confront the Romulan Commander. Kirk explains that his ship entered Romulan territory because of equipment malfunction. Spock denounces this explanation, saying Kirk ordered them here due to his reduced mental stability. Kirk attacks Spock, who returns the attack using the Vulcan death grip, killing Kirk. Kirk’s body is returned to the Enterprise while Spock remains on the Romulan ship. Unknown to the Romulan Commander, this has all been a ploy to sneak the officers on board and steal the Romulan cloaking device. Disguised as a Romulan, Kirk returns to the Romulan ship and steals the vessel’s cloaking device and returns with it to the Enterprise.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Joanne Linville (Romulan Commander)
Jack Donner (Romulan Subcommander Tal)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Richard Compton (Romulan Technical Officer)
Robert Gentile (Romulan Technician)
Mike Howden (Romulan Guard)
Gordon Coffey (Romulan Soldier)

Notes
The Romulan ships are the same design as the Klingon ships, due to “sharing of technology” (i.e., sharing of models to cut costs).

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“The Paradise Syndrome”

Episode Number 58
Kirk kisses his bride, Miramanee
Production Number 058
Season 3
Stardate 4842.6
Original Airdate 10/4/1968

Story
Teleplay Margaret Armen
Director Jud Taylor

Synopsis
Investigating a planet in danger of collision with an asteroid, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy discover Native American inhabitants and a strange alien obelisk. While examining the obelisk, Kirk is accidentally trapped inside and inadvertently triggers a device that gives him amnesia. With time running out, Spock and McCoy are unable to locate the Captain and return to the Enterprise to try and stop the asteroid from hitting the planet. Kirk is found by the natives, who come to believe Kirk is a god. Kirk becomes the tribe’s medicine chief and marries the priestess Miramanee.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Sabrina Scharf (Miramanee)
Rudy Solari (Salish)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Richard Hale (Chief Goro)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Naomi Pollack (Indian Woman)
John Lindesmith (Engineer)
Peter Virgo Jr. (Lumo)
Lamont Laird (Indian Boy)

Notes

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“And the Children Shall Lead”

Episode Number 59
Tommy takes over the Enterprise
Production Number 060
Season 3
Stardate 5029.5
Original Airdate 10/11/1968

Story
Teleplay Edward J. Lakso
Director Marvin J. Chomsky

Synopsis
When the U.S.S. Enterprise finds that all the adults in the Starnes Expedition to Triacus have killed themselves, they beam to the planet’s surface to investigate. The children, however, are alive and well and strangely oblivious to their parents’ fates. They are beamed aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise while Kirk searches for an answer to the strange occurrences. The children summon their “friendly angel” Gorgan, who tells them to take the U.S.S. Enterprise to a planet he can control.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Craig Hundley (Tommy Starnes)
James Wellman (Prof. Starnes)
Melvin Belli (Gorgan)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Pamelyn Ferdin (Mary Janowski)
Caesar Belli (Steve O’Connel)
Mark Robert Brown (Don Linden)
Brian Tochi (Ray Tsing Tao)
Lou Elias (Technician #1)

Notes
Dreadful. Just dreadful.

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“Is There in Truth No Beauty?”

Episode Number 60
Production Number 062
Season 3
Stardate 5630.7
Original Airdate 10/18/1968

Story
Teleplay Jean Lisette Aroeste
Director Ralph Senensky

Synopsis
In an attempt to adapt Medusan technology to Federation use, and vice versa, the U.S.S. Enterprise picks up Medusan ambassador Kollos, instrument specialist Laurence Marvick and telepath Dr. Miranda Jones. The Medusans have a great beauty of character, but their physical appearance causes shock to the point of insanity in humanoids. When Dr. Jones turns down Marvick’s proposal of marriage in favor of staying with Kollos, Marvick tries unsuccessfully to kill Kollos and is driven insane by a glimpse of the Medusan. He takes over the U.S.S. Enterprise engines and drives the ship out of the galaxy into an indeterminate region.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Diana Muldaur (Dr. Miranda Jones)
David Frankham (Larry Marvick)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)

Notes
Diana Muldar makes a second appearance in this episode. Her first being in “Return to Tomorrow”, playing Dr. Anne Mulhall.
Larry Marvick was one of the original designers of the Enterprise.
Dr. Jones can stand to look at the Medusans because she is blind.

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“Spectre of the Gun”

Episode Number 61
Chekov is killed in the Wild West recreation
Production Number 056
Season 3
Stardate 4385.3
Original Airdate 10/25/1968

Story
Teleplay Lee Cronin
Director Vincent McEveety

Synopsis
Kirk ignores an alien buoy that warns the U.S.S. Enterprise that it is trespassing into Melkotian space and continues forward when the Melkots transport Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and Chekov to a recreation of Earth’s wild west. Here their instruments will not function and they are forced to relive, in “a manner befitting their heritage for trespassing,” the OK Corral shoot-out in Tombstone, Arizona on October 26, 1881.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Ron Soble (Wyatt Earp)
Bonnie Beecher (Sylvia)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Charles Maxwell (Virgil Earp)
Rex Holman (Morgan Earp)
Sam Gilman (Doc Holliday)
Charles Seel (Ed)
Bill Zuckert (Johnny Behan)
Ed McCready (Barber)
Abraham Sofaer (voice of Melkotian)

Notes

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“Day of the Dove”

Episode Number 62
Kirk fights the Klingon Kang
Production Number 066
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 11/1/1968

Story
Teleplay Jerome Bixby
Director Marvin J. Chomsky

Synopsis
A U.S.S. Enterprise landing party beams to a human-colonized planet in answer to a distress call. A Klingon ship, apparently damaged, is detected and a group of Klingons accuse Kirk of having damaged their ship. Kang, their leader, claims the U.S.S. Enterprise as a prize and forces Kirk to beam the Klingons on board. A malevolent entity has entered the Enterprise computer and excites both sides to aggressive behavior, pitting Klingons against the Enterprise crew.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Michael Ansara (Kang)
Susan Howard (Mara)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
David L. Ross (Lt. Johnson)
Mark Tobin (Klingon)
Bajel Barrett (Computer Voice)

Notes
Michael Ansara reprised his role of Kang in the Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath” and the Voyager episode “Flashback”.
Mara is the first appearance of a female Klingon, the only appearance in The Original Series.

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“For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”

Episode Number 63
Production Number 065
Season 3
Stardate 5476.3
Original Airdate 11/8/1968

Story
Teleplay Hendrik Vollaerts
Director Tony Leader

Synopsis
At the same time McCoy discovers that he has a year to live, the U.S.S. Enterprise encounters an asteroid which is determined to be artificially propelled. Kirk leads Spock and McCoy on a landing party mission to the asteroid-like vessel called Yonada and find an idyllic world home to the people ruled by Natira, a priestess who takes her orders from the central computer, “Oracle.” While Kirk and Spock search for the central controls that will redirect the ship, McCoy and Natira fall in love.

Guest Cast
Katherine Woodville (Natira)
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Byron Morrow (Admiral Westervliet)
Jon Lormer (Old Man)

Notes
The Enterprise saved a planet from an asteroid 5 episodes ago in “The Paradise Syndrome”.

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“The Tholian Web”

Episode Number 64
The Enterprise is captured by a Tholian web
Production Number 064
Season 3
Stardate 5693.2
Original Airdate 11/15/1968

Story
Teleplay Judy Burns and Chet Richards
Director Herb Wallerstein

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise arrives in an uncharted area of space to answer a distress call from the U.S.S. Defiant. The starship is visible on their viewscreen, but sensors say it’s not there. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Chekov beam aboard and spread out to investigate and find everyone aboard is dead, apparently killed in a bizarre mutiny. A power loss partially disables the Enterprise transporter, but the landing party manages to beam back to the Enterprise — except Kirk, who suddenly disappears along with the Defiant. As the Enterprise begins to experience the same problems that doomed the Defiant, an alien vessel appears and demands that they leave Tholian territory or be destroyed.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Sean Morgan (Lt. O’Neil)
Barbara Babcock (Tholian voice/Cmdr. Loskene’s voice)

Notes
The alternate universe Tholians will capture the Defiant in the Enterprise episode “In a Mirror, Darkly”.

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“Plato’s Stepchildren”

Episode Number 65
Uhura and Kirk are forced to kiss
Production Number 067
Season 3
Stardate 5784.2
Original Airdate 11/22/1968

Story
Teleplay Meyer Dolinsky
Director David Alexander

Synopsis
When the U.S.S. Enterprise receives a distress call from the planet Platonius, Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to the planet’s surface. There they find the planet’s leader, Parmen, with a badly infected leg. The Platonians, while powerful psycho kinetics, have no resistance against physical injury and a cut or break in the skin can literally cause death. After McCoy heals Parmen’s wounds, Parmen and his fellow Platonians decide to use their immense telekinetic powers to force Kirk, McCoy and Spock to stay on the planet and behave as puppets for their amusement.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Michael Dunn (Alexander)
Liam Sullivan (Parmen)
Barbara Babcock (Philana)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Nyota Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Ted Scott (Eraclitus)
Derek Partridge (Dionyd)

Notes
This episode contains the first ever interracial kiss to be shown on American network television, between Kirk and Uhura (under Parmen’s telekenetic influence). However, due to the camera angle, you can’t see their lips touching.

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“Wink of an Eye”

Episode Number 66
Kirk and Spock retake the Enterprise
Production Number 068
Season 3
Stardate 5710.5
Original Airdate 11/29/1968

Story Lee Cronin
Teleplay Arthur Heinemann
Director Jud Taylor

Synopsis
When a landing party investigating Scalos begins to vanish one by one, Kirk, Spock and McCoy try to find out what is happening before more of the crew disappears, until Kirk himself is abducted. Kirk finds the cause to be a group of endangered Scalosians who move faster than human sight or hearing can detect. They need to repopulate their species, and find that speeding human males up to Scalosian speed will meet their needs. Kirk must find a way to get a message to Spock and McCoy, who are working on a cure for the mystery “ailment,” as well as stirring up fighting among the Scalosians, before they have control of the Enterprise.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Kathie Browne (Deela)
Jason Evers (Rael)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Erik Holland (Ekor)
Geoffrey Binney (Crewman Compton)

Notes

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“The Empath”

Episode Number 67
Dr. McCoy and Gem
Production Number 063
Season 3
Stardate 5121.5
Original Airdate 11/6/1968

Story
Teleplay Joyce Muskat
Director John Erman

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise arrives to pick up research personnel on the second planet of the star Minara. While Kirk, Spock and McCoy are on the surface, they are captured by the Vians and find themselves in an underground chamber with a mute humanoid, which McCoy names “Gem.” The Vians take Kirk as a test subject to torture. Gem, who turns out to be a fully functional empath, heals Kirk’s wounds. The Vians explain that they are testing Gem’s capacity for compassion and self-sacrifice to see if her people are worthy as a species to be saved from their doomed sun.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Kathryn Hays (Gem)
Alan Bergmann (Lal)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Davis Roberts (Dr. Ozaba)
Jason Wingreen (Dr. Linke)
Willard Sage (Thann)

Notes

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“Elaan of Troyius”

Episode Number 68
Production Number 057
Season 3
Stardate 4372.5
Original Airdate 12/20/1968

Story
Teleplay John Meredyth Lucas
Director John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis
Two United Federation of Planets members, Elas and Troyius, suffered war for centuries. With Klingon Empire expansion approaching the planets’ system, Tellun, the Federation sends the U.S.S. Enterprise to lend assistance in a peace negotiation. The peace treaty is to be completed by the bonding in marriage of the two planets’ leaders. Upon her arrival on the U.S.S. Enterprise, it is clear that Dohlman Elaan of Elas is an arrogant and reluctant bride. After stabbing the Troyius ambassador, Kirk must step in as Elaan’s tutor to insure that the alliance takes place. His efforts are compromised when she begins to cry and he touches one of her tears, which carry an infectious agent that acts as a powerful aphrodisiac. While the captain fights the effects of Elaan’s tears, a Klingon battlecruiser appears.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
France Nuyen (Elaan)
Jay Robinson (Lord Petri)
Tony Young (Kryton)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Lee Duncan (Lt. Evans)
Dick Durock (Elasian Guard #1)
Charles Beck (Elasian Guard #2)
K.L. Smith (Klingon)
Victor Brandt (Technician Watson)

Notes

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“Whom Gods Destroy”

Episode Number 69
Production Number 071
Season 3
Stardate 5718.3
Original Airdate 1/3/1969

Story Jerry Sohl and Lee Erwin
Teleplay Lee Erwin
Director Herb Wallerstein

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is bringing a new medicine to the mental hospital on Elba II with which they hope to eliminate mental illness forever. When Kirk and Spock beam down to the facility of 15 inmates, they find that the asylum has been taken over by Garth of Izar, who was once a famous starship captain. Garth convinces them that he is the head of the facility, in an attempt to gain control of the U.S.S. Enterprise and conquer the galaxy.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Steve Ihnat (Garth of Izar)
Yvonne Craig (Marta)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Richard Geary (Andorian)
Gary Downey (Tellarite)
Keye Luke (Gov. Donald Cory)

Notes

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“Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”

Episode Number 70
Bele and Lokai of the planet Cheron
Production Number 070
Season 3
Stardate 5730.2
Original Airdate 1/10/1969

Story Lee Cronin
Teleplay Oliver Crawford
Director Jud Taylor

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise intercepts a stolen Federation shuttlecraft which contains a humanoid named Lokai, who is half black and half white, starkly separated down the middle of his body. Taken aboard the ship, Lokai tells the crew he is from the planet Cheron, and asks for asylum on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Another vessel intercepts the Enterprise and the ship’s pilot beams aboard, Bele, also from the planet Cheron, except that his black and white skin is reversed from Lokai’s. Their hatred is rooted in a deep racial prejudice which threatens to engulf not only them, but the Enterprise and Kirk’s crew.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Frank Gorshin (Bele)
Lou Antonio (Lokai)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)

Notes

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“The Mark of Gideon”

Episode Number 71
Production Number 072
Season 3
Stardate 5423.4
Original Airdate 1/17/1969

Story
Teleplay George F. Slavin and Stanley Adams
Director Jud Taylor

Synopsis
The United Federation of Planets sends the U.S.S. Enterprise to Gideon, in the hope that the Gideons will become a member. The planet Gideon appears to be a haven — the inhabitants are healthy and no one seems to ever die in the totally germ-free environment. Reluctantly, the Gideon council allows Captain Kirk alone to beam to their council chamber, and he transports off the ship. Kirk finds himself on his own ship, where all of his crew have seemingly vanished, except for a Gideon woman, Odona. Kirk realizes that the ship is fake, and when Odona becomes ill, the Gideons’ plan is revealed: using Kirk’s blood, Odona was infected with a disease which Kirk had recovered from. The infection is fatal, and the Gideons hoped to spread it across their world to reduce the population.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Sharon Acker (Odona)
David Hurst (Hodin)
George Takei (Lt. Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Gene Dynarski (Krodak)
Richard Derr (Admiral Fitzgerald)

Notes
Gene Dynarski also played Ben Childress in “Mudd’s Women” and Cmdr. Orfil Quinteros in the TNG episode “11001001”.

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“That Which Survives”

Episode Number 72
Losira comes for Captain Kirk
Production Number 069
Season 3
Stardate
Original Airdate 1/24/1969

Story Michael Richards
Teleplay John Meredyth Lucas
Director Herb Wallerstein

Synopsis
As a landing party prepares to beam down to a previously unexplored Class-M planet, a beautiful woman appears in the transporter room and kills an ensign with a touch. Already dematerializing in the transporter beam, Kirk and the rest of his party are helpless to stop her. The surge of power her appearance caused hurtles the Enterprise 990 light years and 12 hours away from the planet. On the surface, the woman appears again, this time killing Lt. D’Amato. The landing party finds a computer, the last remnant of an ancient Kalandan civilization, which is creating the projects of the woman, Losira.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Lee Meriwether (Losira)
Arthur Batanides (Lt. D’Amato)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Naomi Pollack (Lt. Rhada)
Booker Bradshaw (Dr. M’Benga)
Brad Forrest (Ensign Wyatt)
Kenneth Washington (John B. Watkins)

Notes

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“The Lights of Zetar”

Episode Number 73
Scotty and Mira Romaine
Production Number 073
Season 3
Stardate 5725.3
Original Airdate 1/31/1969

Story
Teleplay Jeremy Tarcher and Shari Lewis
Director Herb Kenwith

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise’s mission is to take Lieuenant Mira Romaine to Memory Alpha, the central library for the United Federation of Planets, where she will supervise the transfer of new equipment to the facility. While in orbit, an energy storm destroys all the inhabitants of Memory Alpha, wiping its computer memory banks. The storm enters the Enterprise where it is seen as brilliantly flashing colored lights, which enter Lieutenant Romaine, with no way to remove them without killing the officer. The lights are discovered to be non-corporeal entities from the long-dead planet Zetar.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Jan Shutan (Lt. Mira Romaine)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
John Winston (Lt. Kyle)
Libby Erwin (Technician)

Notes

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“Requiem for Methuselah”

Episode Number 74
Kirk falls in love with the android Rayna
Production Number 076
Season 3
Stardate 5843.7
Original Airdate 2/14/1969

Story
Teleplay Jerome Bixby
Director Murray Golden

Synopsis
Rigellian fever, an extremely deadly plague, strikes the U.S.S. Enterprise crew. Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to a supposedly uninhabited planet, Holberg 917-G, in search of the only known antidote, ryetalyn. They encounter a man named Flint, who is not pleased to have visitors. Flint orders his M4 robot to gather and process the ryetalyn, while the three officers are entertained by his lovely companion Rayna, who responds to Kirk’s romantic pursuit towards her. Spock soon discovers Flint is an immortal, who wandered the Earth for centuries in various personas, including Brahms and da Vinci. He came to this planet to retire in peace and built the “Rayna” android as his companion.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
James Daly (Flint)
Louise Sorel (Rayna Kapec)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)

Notes

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“The Way to Eden”

Episode Number 75
Spock speaks to Sevrin and his followers
Production Number 075
Season 3
Stardate 5832.3
Original Airdate 2/21/1969

Story Michael Richards and Arthur Heinemann
Teleplay Arthur Heinemann
Director David Alexander

Synopsis
Chasing the stolen vessel Aurora, the U.S.S. Enterprise rescues the thieves just before the Aurora is destroyed. The group is led by Dr. Sevrin in a search for a mythological planet named Eden, a planet reputed to be a paradise. Sevrin’s “hippie” followers take over the starship and plot a course to Eden. Upon reaching Eden, Sevrin takes his people down to the surface in a shuttlecraft and find that the planet’s vegetation secretes deadly acid and the fruits are poisonous. Madly refusing to believe, Sevrin bites a piece of fruit and dies.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Skip Homeier (Dr. Thomas Sevrin)
Charles Napier (Adam)
Mary Linda Rapelye (Irina Galliulin)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Victor Brandt (Tongo Rad)
Elizabeth Rogers (Lt. Palmer)
Deborah Downey (Mavig)
Phyllis Douglas (Girl Hippie)

Notes

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“The Cloudminders”

Episode Number 76
Kirk meets with Vana and Plasus of Stratos
Production Number 074
Season 3
Stardate 5818.4
Original Airdate 2/28/1969

Story David Gerrold and Oliver Crawford
Teleplay Margaret Armen
Director Jud Taylor

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise comes to the planet Ardana to acquire zienite, a rare mineral needed to stop a planet-wide plague on Merak II. The zienite is not available, however, because the miner class Troglytes are rebelling against the rulers of Ardana, who live in the cloud-city of Stratos. The Stratos-dwellers insist that the Troglytes are naturally inferior beings, but Kirk discovers that the Troglytes are being affected by a gas emitted during mining.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Jeff Corey (Plasus)
Diana Ewing (Droxine)
Charlene Polite (Vanna)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Kirk Raymone (Cloud Guard #1)
Jimmy Fields (Cloud Guard #2)
Fred Williamson (Anka)
Garth Pillsbury (Prisoner)
Harv Selsby (Guard)
Ed Long (Midro)

Notes

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“The Savage Curtain”

Episode Number 77
Production Number 077
Season 3
Stardate 5906.4
Original Airdate 3/7/1969

Story Gene Roddenberry
Teleplay Gene Roddenberry and Arthur Heinemann
Director Herschel Daugherty

Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is scanned by a powerful energy source coming from the planet Excalbia. The starship had been sent to survey the planet, but it was thought to consist of nothing but a lavalike surface without inhabitants. An image of Abraham Lincoln appears in space and requests to be beamed aboard, where he invites the crew to the planet. Kirk, Spock and Lincoln are joined on the surface by an image of the Vulcan Surak. A rock-creature appears and introduces Kirk and Spock to four more illusionary figures from history — this time the fiercest conquerors, tyrants and villains of the past, from Genghis Khan to Kahless the Unforgettable of Klingon. The creature forces the two sides to fight for the lives of the Enterprise crew.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Lee Bergere (Abraham Lincoln)
Barry Atwater (Surak)
Phillip Pine (Colonel Green)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Arell Blanton (Lt. Dickerson)
Carol Daniels Dement (Zora)
Robert Herron (Kahless)
Nathan Jung (Ghengis Khan)

Notes
This episode first introduces Surak of Vulcan and the Klingon leader Kahless the Unforgettable who are both mentioned in later series and films. Both are revered figures to their respective races and led them down their respective paths.
This is the last appearance for Uhura, who does not appear in the series’ last two episodes.

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“All Our Yesterdays”

Episode Number 78
Kirk, Spock and McCoy meet Mr. Atoz.
Production Number 078
Season 3
Stardate 5943.7
Original Airdate 3/14/1969

Story
Teleplay Jean Lissette Aroeste
Director Marvin Chomsky

Synopsis
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise investigate the planet Sarpeidon whose sun is soon to go nova. Upon beaming to the surface, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy discover the inhabitants gone and a library containing the planet’s accumulated knowledge, along with a lone librarian, Mr. Atoz, who has been transferring people into the planet’s past using a machine called the “atavachron.” The atavachron transfers Kirk to a time fraught with superstitions and he is soon arrested for practicing witchcraft. Meanwhile, in an attempt to follow Kirk, McCoy and Spock are transferred to the planet’s ice age where they will freeze to death.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Mariette Hartley (Zarabeth)
Ian Wolfe (Mr. Atoz)
Kermit Murdock (The Prosecutor)
Ed Bakey (Fop #1)
Anna Karen (Woman)
Al Cavens (Fop #2)
Stan Barrett (The Jailer)
Johnny Haymer (The Constable)

Notes

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“Turnabout Intruder”

Episode Number 79
Spock mind-melds with Kirk trapped in Lester’s body
Production Number 079
Season 3
Stardate 5928.5
Original Airdate 6/3/1969

Story Gene Roddenberry
Teleplay Arthur H. Singer
Director Herb Wallerstein

Synopsis
On their way to Beta Aurigae, the U.S.S. Enterprise receives a call for help from Camus II. The landing party finds only Dr. Janice Lester and Dr. Coleman, who claim that the everyone else was killed by celebium radiation. Dr. Lester was once involved with Kirk, but now harbors a deep hatred of him, because she has never been able to captain a starship in the male-dominated Starfleet. Janice traps Kirk in a mind-transfer device with her, his personality moved into her body, while she takes over his, finally becoming captain of a starship. Kirk, trapped in Janice’s body, is taken to sickbay, while Janice takes control of the ship.

Guest Cast
James Doohan (Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott)
Sandra Smith (Dr. Janice Lester)
Harry Landers (Dr. Arthur Coleman)
George Takei (Lt. Hikaru Sulu)
Walter Koenig (Ensign Pavel Chekov)
Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chapel)
Barbara Baldavin (Communications Officer)
David L. Ross (Lt. Galloway)
John Boyer (Guard)

Notes
NBC cancelled Star Trek, making this the series finale.
This episode was originally to air in March 1969, but was pre-empted due to the death of President Eisenhower.
Not allowing females to captain starships seems very un-Starfleet.
Christine Chapel appears as a brunette in this episode. Majel Barrett also played Number One in the unaired pilot, who was also a brunette.
Lt. Uhura was the only series regular to not appear in the final episode.

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