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"Spock's Brain"

 
Episode Number56 Kirk and Kara watch as McCoy restores Spock's brain
 Kirk and Kara watch as McCoy restores Spock's brain
Production Number061 
Season
Stardate5431.4  (Calendar Year 2266) 
Original Airdate9/20/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayLee Cronin 
DirectorMarc 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.
 

 

"The Enterprise Incident"

 
Episode Number57 Kirk goes undercover as a Romulan
 Kirk goes undercover as a Romulan
Production Number059 
Season
Stardate5027.3 
Original Airdate9/27/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayD.C. Fontana 
DirectorJohn 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).
 

 

"The Paradise Syndrome"

 
Episode Number58 Kirk kisses his bride, Miramanee
 Kirk kisses his bride, Miramanee
Production Number058 
Season
Stardate4842.6 
Original Airdate10/4/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayMargaret Armen 
DirectorJud 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
 

 

"And the Children Shall Lead"

 
Episode Number59 Tommy takes over the Enterprise
 Tommy takes over the Enterprise
Production Number060 
Season
Stardate5029.5 
Original Airdate10/11/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayEdward J. Lakso 
DirectorMarvin 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.
 

 

"Is There in Truth No Beauty?"

 
Episode Number60  
Production Number062 
Season
Stardate5630.7 
Original Airdate10/18/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayJean Lisette Aroeste 
DirectorRalph 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.
 

 

"Spectre of the Gun"

 
Episode Number61 Chekov is killed in the Wild West recreation
 Chekov is killed in the Wild West recreation
Production Number056 
Season
Stardate4385.3 
Original Airdate10/25/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayLee Cronin 
DirectorVincent 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
 

 

"Day of the Dove"

 
Episode Number62 Kirk fights the Klingon Kang
 Kirk fights the Klingon Kang
Production Number066 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate11/1/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayJerome Bixby 
DirectorMarvin 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.
 

 

"For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"

 
Episode Number63  
Production Number065 
Season
Stardate5476.3 
Original Airdate11/8/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayHendrik Vollaerts 
DirectorTony 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".
 

 

"The Tholian Web"

 
Episode Number64 The Enterprise is captured by a Tholian web
 The Enterprise is captured by a Tholian web
Production Number064 
Season
Stardate5693.2 
Original Airdate11/15/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayJudy Burns and Chet Richards 
DirectorHerb 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".
 

 

"Plato's Stepchildren"

 
Episode Number65 Uhura and Kirk are forced to kiss
 Uhura and Kirk are forced to kiss
Production Number067 
Season
Stardate5784.2 
Original Airdate11/22/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayMeyer Dolinsky 
DirectorDavid 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.
 

 

"Wink of an Eye"

 
Episode Number66 Kirk and Spock retake the Enterprise
 Kirk and Spock retake the Enterprise
Production Number068 
Season
Stardate5710.5 
Original Airdate11/29/1968 
 
StoryLee Cronin 
TeleplayArthur Heinemann 
DirectorJud 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
 

 

"The Empath"

 
Episode Number67 Dr. McCoy and Gem
 Dr. McCoy and Gem
Production Number063 
Season
Stardate5121.5 
Original Airdate11/6/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayJoyce Muskat 
DirectorJohn 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
 

 

"Elaan of Troyius"

 
Episode Number68  
Production Number057 
Season
Stardate4372.5 
Original Airdate12/20/1968 
 
Story 
TeleplayJohn Meredyth Lucas 
DirectorJohn 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
 

 

"Whom Gods Destroy"

 
Episode Number69  
Production Number071 
Season
Stardate5718.3 
Original Airdate1/3/1969 
 
StoryJerry Sohl and Lee Erwin 
TeleplayLee Erwin 
DirectorHerb 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
 

 

"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"

 
Episode Number70 Bele and Lokai of the planet Cheron
 Bele and Lokai of the planet Cheron
Production Number070 
Season
Stardate5730.2 
Original Airdate1/10/1969 
 
StoryLee Cronin 
TeleplayOliver Crawford 
DirectorJud 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
 

 

"The Mark of Gideon"

 
Episode Number71  
Production Number072 
Season
Stardate5423.4 
Original Airdate1/17/1969 
 
Story 
TeleplayGeorge F. Slavin and Stanley Adams 
DirectorJud 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".
 

 

"That Which Survives"

 
Episode Number72 Losira comes for Captain Kirk
 Losira comes for Captain Kirk
Production Number069 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate1/24/1969 
 
StoryMichael Richards 
TeleplayJohn Meredyth Lucas 
DirectorHerb 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
 

 

"The Lights of Zetar"

 
Episode Number73 Scotty and Mira Romaine
 Scotty and Mira Romaine
Production Number073 
Season
Stardate5725.3 
Original Airdate1/31/1969 
 
Story 
TeleplayJeremy Tarcher and Shari Lewis 
DirectorHerb 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
 

 

"Requiem for Methuselah"

 
Episode Number74 Kirk falls in love with the android Rayna
 Kirk falls in love with the android Rayna
Production Number076 
Season
Stardate5843.7 
Original Airdate2/14/1969 
 
Story 
TeleplayJerome Bixby 
DirectorMurray 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
 

 

"The Way to Eden"

 
Episode Number75 Spock speaks to Sevrin and his followers
 Spock speaks to Sevrin and his followers
Production Number075 
Season
Stardate5832.3 
Original Airdate2/21/1969 
 
StoryMichael Richards and Arthur Heinemann 
TeleplayArthur Heinemann 
DirectorDavid 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
 

 

"The Cloudminders"

 
Episode Number76 Kirk meets with Vana and Plasus of Stratos
 Kirk meets with Vana and Plasus of Stratos
Production Number074 
Season
Stardate5818.4 
Original Airdate2/28/1969 
 
StoryDavid Gerrold and Oliver Crawford 
TeleplayMargaret Armen 
DirectorJud 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
 

 

"The Savage Curtain"

 
Episode Number77  
Production Number077 
Season
Stardate5906.4 
Original Airdate3/7/1969 
 
StoryGene Roddenberry 
TeleplayGene Roddenberry and Arthur Heinemann 
DirectorHerschel 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.
 

 

"All Our Yesterdays"

 
Episode Number78 Kirk, Spock and McCoy meet Mr. Atoz.
 Kirk, Spock and McCoy meet Mr. Atoz.
Production Number078 
Season
Stardate5943.7 
Original Airdate3/14/1969 
 
Story 
TeleplayJean Lissette Aroeste 
DirectorMarvin 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
 

 

"Turnabout Intruder"

 
Episode Number79 Spock mind-melds with Kirk trapped in Lester's body
 Spock mind-melds with Kirk trapped in Lester's body
Production Number079 
Season
Stardate5928.5 
Original Airdate6/3/1969 
 
StoryGene Roddenberry 
TeleplayArthur H. Singer 
DirectorHerb 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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