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STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - OVERVIEW & SYNOPSIS

The iconic series “Star Trek” follows the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as it embarks on a five-year mission in space in the 23rd century. Captain James T. Kirk — along with half- human/half-Vulcan science officer Spock, ship Dr. “Bones” McCoy, Ensign Pavel Chekov, communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura, helmsman Lt. Hikaru Sulu and chief engineer Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery “Scotty” Scott — confront strange alien races, friendly and hostile alike, as they explore unknown worlds and seek out new civilisations and to boldly go where no-one has gone before.




STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SHOW DETAILS

  • Official Sites: Official Site
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Release Date: 8 September 1966
  • Filming Locations: Backlot, Desilu Studios, Culver City, California, USA
  • Show Status: Cancelled / Ended
  • Total Seasons: 3
  • Total Episodes: 80
  • Final Episode Aired: 3 June 1969

STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES MAIN CAST

  • William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
  • Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock
  • DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy
  • Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
  • James Doohan as Scotty
  • Eddie Paskey as Lt. Leslie
  • George Takei as Sulu
  • Walter Koenig as Checkov
  • Majel Barrett as Nurse Christine Chapel

STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES MAIN CAST GALLERY




STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES EPISODE GUIDE

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 1 – The Man Trap
The Enterprise visits planet M-113 for a routine medical inspection of the husband-wife archaeological team stationed there, but the crew finds that the wife has been replaced by a deadly, shape-shifting creature.
First aired 8 September 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 2 – Charlie X
While traveling aboard the Enterprise, a dangerous young man named Charlie Evans terrorizes the crew with his unusual mental powers.
First aired – 15 September 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 3 – Where No Man Has Gone Before
After the Enterprise attempts to cross the Great Barrier at the edge of the galaxy, crew members Gary Mitchell and Elizabeth Dehner develop “godlike” psychic powers which threaten the safety of the crew.
First aired – 22 September 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 4 – The Naked Time
A strange, intoxicating infection, which lowers the crew’s emotional inhibitions, spreads throughout the Enterprise. As the madness spreads, the entire ship is endangered.
First aired – 29 September 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 5 – The Enemy Within
While beaming up from planet Alpha 177, a transporter accident splits Captain Kirk into two beings: one “good”, who is weak and indecisive, and one “evil”, who is overly aggressive and domineering.
First aired – 6 October 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 6 – Mudd’s Women
The Enterprise pursues a vessel and rescues its occupants, interstellar con man Harry Mudd, who is arrested on outstanding charges, and three incredibly beautiful women, his cargo. After Kirk diverts to a mining planet to obtain new dilithium crystals for the Enterprise, Mudd negotiates with the three miners there, exchanging his women for dilithium crystals for his own profit. Finally, Mudd’s deception is revealed as the women are, in fact, very plain and only appear beautiful due to taking illegal Venus drugs. Kirk obtains the crystals he needs and takes Mudd back into custody.
First aired – 13 October 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 7 – What Are Little Girls Made Of?
In search of Nurse Chapel’s fiancé, renowned exobiologist Roger Korby, the Enterprise visits the icy planet Exo III, where Korby has discovered an ancient machine which allows him to duplicate any living person with an android replacement. Korby plans to use the machine to spread controlled androids throughout the Federation, and replaces Captain Kirk with such a duplicate in an effort to take over the Enterprise.
First aired – 20 October 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 8 – Miri
After discovering what appears to be a duplicate of the planet Earth, Captain Kirk and his landing party find a population ravaged by a strange disease, which only children appear to have survived.
First aired – 27 October 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 9 – Dagger of the Mind
While on a re-supply mission to a rehabilitation colony for the criminally insane, the Enterprise crew discover that the chief doctor has been using a device which destroys the human mind. Kirk and a female crew member, down on the planet, must deal with the problem up close and personal. Spock performs a mind meld for the first time in this episode.
First aired – 3 November 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 10 – The Corbomite Meneuver
The Enterprise is menaced by a gigantic alien ship whose commander condemns the crew to death. The alien ship appears all-powerful and the alien commander refuses all attempts at negotiation, forcing Kirk to employ an unorthodox strategy to save the ship.
First aired – 10 November 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 11 – The Menagerie, Part 1
Spock hijacks the Enterprise to take his crippled former captain, Christopher Pike, to the forbidden world of Talos IV. He then demands a court martial where he uses the events of “The Cage” to tell the tale of Pike’s captivity on the planet years earlier. After witnessing the Talosians’ capabilities of mental illusion, Kirk realizes that Spock intends to return Pike to the planet to live a life of illusion, unencumbered by his crippled condition.
First aired – 17 November 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 12 – The Menagerie, Part 2
Spock hijacks the Enterprise to take his crippled former captain, Christopher Pike, to the forbidden world of Talos IV. He then demands a court martial where he uses the events of “The Cage” to tell the tale of Pike’s captivity on the planet years earlier. After witnessing the Talosians’ capabilities of mental illusion, Kirk realizes that Spock intends to return Pike to the planet to live a life of illusion, unencumbered by his crippled condition.[3]
First aired – 24 November 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 13 – The Conscience of the King
While visiting an old friend, Kirk suspects a Shakespearean actor may actually be the murderous former governor of Tarsus IV where Kirk grew up. Kirk invites the acting troupe aboard the Enterprise in order to investigate, but soon assassination attempts are made on Kirk and another crewman who was an eyewitness to the murders.
First aired – 8 December 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 14 – Balance of Terror
While investigating a series of destroyed outposts, the Enterprise discovers a lone Romulan vessel with a cloaking device. The Romulans, having never been seen by humans, are revealed to visually resemble Vulcans, casting doubt on Mr. Spock’s loyalty as the two ships become locked in a cat-and-mouse battle through space.
First aired – 15 December 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 15 – Shore Leave
Captain Kirk orders shore leave for the Enterprise crew on a seemingly uninhabited planet in the Omicron Delta system. The landing parties begin to see strange sights, such as a White Rabbit a la Alice in Wonderland, Don Juan, and a sword-wielding samurai. Also, Kirk sees (and fights) an image of Finnegan, a rival from his Starfleet Academy days. Spock discovers that the planet seems to be drawing a large amount of energy from the ship’s engines, placing the Enterprise in danger.
First aired – 29 December 1966
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 16 – The Galileo Seven
Spock and a scientific party are sent to study the Murasaki 312 quasar aboard the shuttle Galileo. During the survey, the Galileo is forced to make an emergency landing on the planet Taurus II, where the crew fight the planet’s dangerous inhabitants. As the crew begin to make repairs, Scotty determines that the shuttle does not have enough fuel to reach orbit carrying all seven passengers, and Spock must contemplate leaving some of his fellow crew behind.
First aired – 5 January 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 17 – The Squire of Gothos
The Enterprise discovers a rogue planet drifting through space, inhabited by an eccentric being named Trelane who uses his apparently unlimited power over matter and form to manipulate the crew.
First aired – 12 January 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 18 – Arena
The Enterprise comes under attack by unknown aliens while investigating the near destruction of the Cestus III colony. While chasing the aliens into unexplored space, both ships are captured by the powerful Metrons, who force Kirk and the alien captain (later identified as a member of the Gorn race) to trial by combat: the winner’s vessel will be set free, while the loser’s ship will be destroyed.
First aired – 19 January 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 19 – Tomorrow is Yesterday
After accidentally traveling back in time to 1969, the Enterprise rescues USAF Captain John Christopher from his crippled fighter jet. The crew struggles to return to their own time, while simultaneously returning Christopher to the Air Force, removing his knowledge of the future and all record of contact with the Enterprise.
First aired – 26 January 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 20 – Court Martial
Captain Kirk is placed on trial for negligence after a crewman is killed during a severe ion storm. Kirk maintains that his actions were proper and should not have led to the officer’s death, but the evidence seems strong against him. Will Kirk’s crew be able to save the captain from conviction?
First aired – 2 February 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 21 – The Return of the Archons
The Enterprise discovers a planetary population controlled by a powerful being called Landru. While investigating, Captain Kirk and his landing party are taken captive and discover that the Enterprise crew will be the next to be “absorbed” into Landru’s control.
First aired – 9 February 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 22 – Space Seed
The Enterprise discovers an ancient sleeper ship, the SS Botany Bay, which escaped from Earth’s Eugenics Wars in the late 20th century. The genetically engineered passengers, led by war criminal Khan Noonien Singh, seize control of the Enterprise and attempt to destroy the ship.
First aired – 16 February 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 23 – A Taste of Armageddon
On Eminiar VII, the Enterprise finds a civilization at war with its planetary neighbor. Unable to discern any signs of battle from orbit, Captain Kirk leads a landing party to the surface where he discovers the entire war is fought by computer. Even though the war is simulated, citizens who are listed as virtual casualties still report to termination booths to be killed for real. After the Enterprise is destroyed in an attack simulation, Kirk must fight to keep his crew from death.
First aired – 23 February 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 24 – This Side of Paradise
Despite exposure to fatal radiation, the Federation colony on Omicron Ceti III appears to be thriving. A landing party from the Enterprise investigates, finding the colony’s population to be healthy beyond explanation. Leila Kalomi, an old friend of Mr. Spock, shows the landing party strange flowers that seem to impose a state of pure bliss on all exposed to its spores (even Spock), but at the cost of ambition and self-discipline. Will the Enterprise crew succumb to the effects?
First aired – 2 March 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 25 – The Devil in the Dark
Dispatched to the mining colony on Janus VI, the Enterprise is tasked to investigate rumors of a strange, subterranean creature responsible for destruction of equipment and the deaths of fifty miners. Kirk and Spock discover a silicon-based life form, a Horta, which lives in the surrounding rock. After Kirk and his Vulcan first officer find the strange creature, Spock performs a mind meld, discovering the reason behind the Horta’s attacks.
First aired – 9 March 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 26 – Errand of Mercy
Peace negotiations have collapsed between the Federation and the warlike Klingon Empire. The Enterprise is ordered to protect Organia, a peaceful planet located near the Klingon border. Kirk and Spock beam to the surface to warn the Organians about the Klingons, but soon a Klingon fleet arrives, forcing the Enterprise to abandon the duo on the planet. The natives protect Kirk and Spock, even as Kor, the new Klingon governor, orders mass executions of the Organian people. As both Federation and Klingon fleets converge above the planet, Kirk and Spock execute a daring raid on the Klingon headquarters in an effort to destabilize their control over the planet.
First aired – 23 March 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 27 – The Alternative Factor
While orbiting an apparently dead planet, the Enterprise seems to experience a strange moment of “nonexistence”. Captain Kirk discovers a man named Lazarus on the planet below, who claims the effect was caused by his “enemy”, later revealed to be an insane version of Lazarus from an alternate dimension. The sane version of Lazarus asks for Kirk’s help in defeating his counterpart.
First aired – 30 March 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 28 – The City on the Edge of Forever
After accidentally overdosing on a powerful stimulant, Dr. McCoy becomes unbalanced and disappears through the Guardian of Forever, a newly discovered time portal on a remote planet. Kirk and Spock follow after learning that McCoy somehow changed history, removing everything they once knew; including the Enterprise. Arriving in the 1930s, the duo meet Edith Keeler, a New York social worker who gives them a place to stay. As the days pass, and McCoy is nowhere to be seen, Kirk finds himself falling in love with Keeler… but Spock discovers that Keeler must die to restore the timeline.
First aired – 6 April 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1, Episode 29 – Operation Annihilate!
The Enterprise arrives at Deneva – the home of Captain Kirk’s brother, Sam and his family – and discovers that the entire planet has been infested with large, amoeba-like aliens that have attacked and killed much of the human population. One of these aliens attaches itself to Spock, who volunteers to become a subject in Dr. McCoy’s medical tests. Can McCoy and Kirk find a cure in time to save Spock and the remainder of the Denevan population?
First aired – 13 April 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 1 – Amok Time
When Mr. Spock begins behaving aggressively, Kirk discovers his first officer must return home to Vulcan to be married, or die. Kirk disobeys his orders to save Spock, only to find the unbalanced Vulcan at his throat when the bride forces Spock into a duel – and chooses the captain as her champion.
First aired 15 September 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 2 – Who Mourns for Adonais?
The crew of the Enterprise are held captive by an alien who claims to be the Greek god Apollo.
First aired – 22 September 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 3 – The Changeling
The crew of the Enterprise deals with Nomad—an indestructible, planet-destroying space probe that thinks Kirk is its creator.
First aired – 29 September 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 4 – Mirror, Mirror
A transporter mishap slips Captain Kirk and his companions into a parallel universe, where the Enterprise serves a barbaric Empire instead of the Federation.
First aired – 6 October 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 5 – The Apple
The crew of the Enterprise visits a mysterious and deadly paradise planet which they discover is controlled by a machine called Vaal.
First aired – 13 October 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 6 – The Doomsday Machine
After losing his entire crew to an alien planet-eating machine, Commodore Matthew Decker pulls rank on Kirk in order to play a game of cat-and-mouse with the mechanical adversary. His efforts to destroy the menace place the Enterprise in grave danger.
First aired – 20 October 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 7 – Catspaw
Two powerful aliens threaten the well-being of the Enterprise and her crew with their magical powers.
First aired – 27 October 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 8 – I, Mudd
Captain Kirk and the crew has a second run in with the con man, Harry Mudd, this time finding him as the king of a planet of androids.
First aired – 3 November 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 9 – Metamorphosis
A shuttle crew from the Enterprise encounters a castaway (who appears to be Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of warp drive) and his mysterious alien companion.
First aired – 10 November 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 10 – Journey to Babel
While transporting dignitaries to an important peace conference the Enterprise is pursued by a mysterious vessel and an assassin is discovered among the passengers.
First aired – 17 November 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 11 – Friday’s Child
The crew of the Enterprise become entangled in a planet’s tribal power struggle.
First aired – 1 December 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 12 – The Deadly Years
Strange radiation exposes the command crew of the Enterprise to the effects of rapid aging.
First aired – 8 December 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 13 – Obsession
Captain Kirk becomes obsessed with destroying a murderous entity that killed many of the crew of his old ship.
First aired – 15 December 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 14 – Wolf in the Fold
Mr. Scott is implicated in a series of bizarre murders.
First aired – 22 December 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 15 – The Trouble With Tribbles
Tribbles – purring, fluffy, and fertile creatures – disrupt the exploitation of a disputed planet between the Klingons and Federation.
First aired – 29 December 1967
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 16 – The Gamesters of Triskelion
Captain Kirk, Chekov and Uhura are kidnapped by powerful disembodied aliens and forced to fight in gladiatorial contests for the aliens’ gambling entertainment.
First aired – 5 January 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 17 – A Piece of the Action
The Enterprise visits a planet with a violent culture based on Americas 1920s prohibition era.
First aired – 12 January 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 18 – The Immunity Syndrome
The crew of the Enterprise encounters an energy-draining space creature.
First aired – 19 January 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 19 – A Private Little War
Captain Kirk must decide how to save a primitive people from the technological interference of the Klingons.
First aired – 2 February 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 20 – Return to Tomorrow
Telepathic aliens take control of Kirk and Spock’s bodies with the intention to build new, mechanized bodies for themselves.
First aired – 9 February 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 21 – Patterns of Force
The crew of the Enterprise visits a planet dominated by a Nazi culture and at war with its planetary neighbor.
First aired – 16 February 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 22 – By Any Other Name
Beings from the Andromeda Galaxy steal the Enterprise, technically modify it, and attempt to return home.
First aired – 23 February 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 23 – The Omega Glory
Captain Kirk must battle a deadly virus and a treacherous fellow starship captain to stop a meaningless intertribal war.
First aired – 1 March 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 24 – The Ultimate Computer
A new computer system causes havoc while being tested aboard the Enterprise.
First aired – 8 March 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 25 – Bread and Circuses
Captain Kirk and his companions are forced to fight in gladiatorial games on a planet modeled after the Roman Empire.
First aired – 15 March 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 2, Episode 26 – Assignment Earth
During a historical research mission in 1968, the Enterprise encounters Gary Seven, a human from the future who appears to be attempting to alter history.
First aired – 29 March 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 1 – Spocks Brain
Captain Kirk pursues aliens who have stolen Spock’s brain.
First aired 20 September 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 2 – The Enterprise Incident
The crew of the Enterprise attempts to steal a Romulan cloaking device.
First aired – 27 September 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 3 – The Paradise Syndrome
A mysterious alien device on a planet with a predominantly American Indian culture erases Captain Kirk’s memory, and he begins a life with them as a member of their tribe.
First aired – 4 October 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 4 – And the Children Shall Lead
The crew of the Enterprise rescues a group of children stranded on a planet, along with their evil “imaginary” friend.
First aired – 11 October 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 5 – Is there in Truth No Beauty?
The Enterprise travels with an alien ambassador who must travel inside a special case because his appearance causes insanity.
First aired – 18 October 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 6 – Spectre of the Gun
For trespassing on an alien world, Captain Kirk and his companions are forced to re-enact the famous shoot-out at the O.K. Corral with themselves cast as the losing side.
First aired – 25 October 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 7 – Day of the Dove
An alien energy-based life form that feeds on negative emotions (such as fear, anger, hatred) drives the crew of the Enterprise into brutal conflict with the Klingons.
First aired – 1 November 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 8 – For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
As McCoy discovers he is dying of an incurable disease, the crew of the Enterprise rush to stop an asteroid from colliding with a Federation world, only to discover that the asteroid is, in fact, a disguised alien vessel. They find an entire civilization living in the ship who believe they are actually on a planet and a dictatorial “Oracle” who forbids any attempt to discover the truth.
First aired – 8 November 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 9 – The Tholian Web
Captain Kirk is caught between dimensions while the Enterprise is trapped by an energy draining web spun by mysterious aliens.
First aired – 15 November 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 10 – Plato’s Step-Children
The crew of the Enterprise encounters an ageless and mischievous race of psychic humanoids who claim to have organized their society around Ancient Greek ideals.
First aired – 22 November 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 11 – Wink of an Eye
Invisible “time-accelerated” aliens take over the Enterprise and attempt to abduct the crew for use as “genetic stock”.
First aired – 29 November 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 12 – The Empath
While visiting a doomed planet, the landing party is subject to torturous experiments to test an empathic race.
First aired – 6 December 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 13 – Elaan of Troyius
Captain Kirk hosts a spoiled princess, who must bring peace to a star system at war.
First aired – 20 December 1968
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 14 – Whom Gods Destroy
Captain Kirk visits a mental health facility and confronts an insane starship captain who believes he is destined to control the universe.
First aired – 3 January 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 15 – Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
The Enterprise picks up the last two survivors of a war-torn planet who are still committed to destroying each other aboard the ship.
First aired – 10 January 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 16 – The Mark of Gideon
An overpopulated race of aliens abduct Kirk to solve their problem.
First aired – 17 January 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 17 – That Which Survives
The crew of the Enterprise visits an abandoned outpost guarded by a mysterious computer.
First aired – 24 January 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 18 – The Lights of Zetar
Strange, energy-based alien life forms threaten the Memory Alpha station and the Enterprise crew.
First aired – 31 January 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 19 – Requiem for Methselah
The crew of the Enterprise encounters an immortal human who lives as a recluse on his own planet.
First aired – 14 February 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 20 – The Way to Eden
The Enterprise is hijacked by a criminal doctor and his loyal, hippie-like followers who are attempting to find paradise.
First aired – 21 February 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 21 – The Cloud Minders
Kirk races against time to acquire plague-fighting minerals from a world in the midst of a civil uprising.
First aired – 28 February 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 22 – The Savage Curtain
Aliens force Kirk and Spock to battle illusionary villains in a test of good versus evil.
First aired – 7 March 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 23 – All Our Yesterdays
Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are trapped in the past on a world threatened by a nova.
First aired – 14 March 1969
Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3, Episode 24 – Turnabout Intruder
Kirk’s consciousness becomes trapped in the body of a woman bent on killing him and taking over his command while inhabiting his body.
First aired – 3 June 1969




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