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"Amok Time"

 
Episode Number30 Spock of Vulcan: ''Live long and prosper.''
 Spock of Vulcan: ''Live long and prosper.''
Production Number030 
Season
Stardate3372.7  (Calendar Year 2265) 
Original Airdate9/15/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayTheodore Sturgeon 
DirectorJoseph 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.
 

 

"Who Mourns for Adonais?"

 
Episode Number31 Scotty and Lt. Carolyn Palamas arrive on Pollux
 Scotty and Lt. Carolyn Palamas arrive on Pollux
Production Number031 
Season
Stardate3468.1 
Original Airdate9/22/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayGilbert Ralston 
DirectorMarc 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.
 

 

"The Changeling"

 
Episode Number32 Nomad erases Uhura's memory
 Nomad erases Uhura's memory
Production Number032 
Season
Stardate3451.9 
Original Airdate9/29/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayJohn Meredyth Lucas 
DirectorMarc 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.
 

 

"Mirror, Mirror"

 
Episode Number33 Evil-Spock sends Kirk back to his Enterprise
 Evil-Spock sends Kirk back to his Enterprise
Production Number033 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate10/6/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayJerome Bixby 
DirectorMarc 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".
 

 

"The Apple"

 
Episode Number34 The Enterprise destroys Vaal with its phasers
 The Enterprise destroys Vaal with its phasers
Production Number034 
Season
Stardate3715.3 
Original Airdate10/13/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayMax Ehrlich 
DirectorJoseph 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.
 

 

"The Doomsday Machine"

 
Episode Number35 Spock, Lt. Sulu, and Commodore Decker
 Spock, Lt. Sulu, and Commodore Decker
Production Number035 
Season
Stardate4202.9 
Original Airdate10/20/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayNorman Spinrad 
DirectorMarc 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."
 

 

"Catspaw"

 
Episode Number36 Kirk and Spock meet Korob and Sylvia
 Kirk and Spock meet Korob and Sylvia
Production Number036 
Season
Stardate3018.2 
Original Airdate10/27/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayRobert Bloch 
DirectorJoseph 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.
 

 

"I, Mudd"

 
Episode Number37 The crew prepares to return to the Enterprise
 The crew prepares to return to the Enterprise
Production Number037 
Season
Stardate4513.3 
Original Airdate11/3/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayStephen Kandel 
DirectorMarc 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".
 

 

"Metamorphosis"

 
Episode Number38 The crew meets Zefram Cochrane
 The crew meets Zefram Cochrane
Production Number038 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/10/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayGene L. Coon 
DirectorRalph 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.
 

 

"Journey to Babel"

 
Episode Number39 Kirk attends a reception for the ambassadors
 Kirk attends a reception for the ambassadors
Production Number039 
Season
Stardate3842.3 
Original Airdate11/17/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayD. C. Fontana 
DirectorJoseph 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.
 

 

"Friday's Child"

 
Episode Number40 The landing party beams down to Capella
 The landing party beams down to Capella
Production Number040 
Season
Stardate3497.2 
Original Airdate12/1/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayD. C. Fontana 
DirectorJoseph 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).
 

 

"The Deadly Years"

 
Episode Number41 Kirk and McCoy examine Chekov
 Kirk and McCoy examine Chekov
Production Number041 
Season
Stardate3478.2 
Original Airdate12/8/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid P. Harmon 
DirectorJoseph 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.
 

 

"Obsession"

 
Episode Number42  
Production Number042 
Season
Stardate3619.2 
Original Airdate12/15/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayArt Wallace 
DirectorRalph 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.
 

 

"Wolf in The Fold"

 
Episode Number43 Scotty doesn't remember killing the women
 Scotty doesn't remember killing the women
Production Number043 
Season
Stardate3614.9 
Original Airdate12/22/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayRobert Bloch 
DirectorJoseph 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.)
 

 

"The Trouble With Tribbles"

 
Episode Number44 Kirk finds Tribbles in the grain bin
 Kirk finds Tribbles in the grain bin
Production Number044 
Season
Stardate4523.3 
Original Airdate12/29/1967 
 
Story 
TeleplayDavid Gerrold 
DirectorJoseph 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.
 

 

"The Gamesters of Triskelion"

 
Episode Number45 Kirk, Chekov and Uhura arrive on Triskelion
 Kirk, Chekov and Uhura arrive on Triskelion
Production Number045 
Season
Stardate3211.7 
Original Airdate1/5/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayMargaret Armen 
DirectorGene 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
 

 

"A Piece of the Action"

 
Episode Number46  
Production Number046 
Season
Stardate4598.0 
Original Airdate1/12/1968 
 
StoryDavid P. Harmon 
TeleplayDavid P. Harmon and Gene L. Coon 
DirectorJames 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.
 

 

"The Immunity Syndrome"

 
Episode Number47 The Enterprise encounters a giant space amoeba
 The Enterprise encounters a giant space amoeba
Production Number047 
Season
Stardate4307.1 
Original Airdate1/19/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayRobert Sabaroff 
DirectorJoseph 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.
 

 

"A Private Little War"

 
Episode Number48  
Production Number048 
Season
Stardate4211.4 
Original Airdate2/2/1968 
 
StoryJud Crucis 
TeleplayGene Roddenberry 
DirectorMarc 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
 

 

"Return to Tomorrow"

 
Episode Number49 The landing party discovers Sargon
 The landing party discovers Sargon
Production Number049 
Season
Stardate4768.3 
Original Airdate2/9/1968 
 
StoryJohn Kingsbridge 
TeleplayGene Roddenberry 
DirectorRalph 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".
 

 

"Patterns of Force"

 
Episode Number50 McCoy and Kirk disguised as Ekosian Nazis
 McCoy and Kirk disguised as Ekosian Nazis
Production Number050 
Season
Stardate2534.0 
Original Airdate2/16/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayJohn Meredyth Lucas 
DirectorVincent 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
 

 

"By Any Other Name"

 
Episode Number51  
Production Number051 
Season
Stardate4657.5 
Original Airdate2/23/1968 
 
StoryJerome Bixby 
TeleplayD.C. Fontana and Jerome Bixby 
DirectorMarc 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
 

 

"The Omega Glory"

 
Episode Number52  
Production Number052 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate3/1/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayGene Roddenberry 
DirectorVincent 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.
 

 

"The Ultimate Computer"

 
Episode Number53 Daystrom and the crew lose control of the ship
 Daystrom and the crew lose control of the ship
Production Number053 
Season
Stardate4729.4 
Original Airdate3/8/1968 
 
StoryLaurence N. Wolfe 
TeleplayD.C. Fontana 
DirectorJohn 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.
 
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.
 

 

"Bread and Circuses"

 
Episode Number54 McCoy and Spock are captured by the soldiers
 McCoy and Spock are captured by the soldiers
Production Number054 
Season
Stardate4040.7 
Original Airdate3/15/1968 
 
StoryJohn Kneubuhl [uncredited] 
TeleplayGene Roddenberry and Gene L. Coon 
DirectorRalph 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.
 
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
 

 

"Assignment: Earth"

 
Episode Number55 Spock and Kirk in 20th century disguise
 Spock and Kirk in 20th century disguise
Production Number055 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate3/29/1968 
 
StoryGene Roddenberry and Art Wallace 
TeleplayArt Wallace 
DirectorMarc 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.
 
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.
 

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