Star Trek: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

The Man Trap

Kirk and his crew are at deadly risk from an alien creature that feeds on the salt in a human body and can take on any form.

2

Charlie X

Stardate 1533.6: The Enterprise makes a rendezvous with the S.S. Antares and picks up a 17 year old boy, Charlie Evans who is the only survivor of a colony expedition that cras…

3

Where No Man Has Gone Before

While exploring the edge of the galaxy, the Enterprise encounters an energy barrier that gives two crewmen godlike powers.

4

The Naked Time

A strange alien substance causes the crew to act out their deepest inhibitions, while the ship plummets out of orbit.

5

The Enemy Within

A transporter malfunction causes Captain Kirk to split into his “good” and “evil” selves, and a landing party will freeze to death if they don’t m…

6

Mudd's Women

The Enterprise picks up a intergalactic conman, Harry Mudd, and three incredibly beautiful women who harbor a dark secret.

7

What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Nurse Christine Chapel is reunited with her old fiance on Exo III, but the scientist has plans for Captain Kirk and the Federation.

8

Miri

Kirk and a landing party are stranded on a planet due to a disease that causes any adult to die a painful death, and must deal with the local children who have survived.

9

Dagger of the Mind

Kirk investigates an experimental facility for holding prisoners and finds a sinister scheme.

10

The Corbomite Maneuver

The Enterprise encounters a vast alien ship that sets out to test them.

11

The Menagerie (1)

Spock kidnaps his former captain, the crippled Christopher Pike, and heads for a quarantined planet, putting his career and Kirk’s life on the line.

12

The Menagerie (2)

Spock’s court-martial continues as he attempts to justify his abduction of Pike, the theft of the Enterprise, and his heading for a planet declared forbidden by Starfleet…

13

The Conscience of the King

Kirk is one of the last survivors who can identify a mass killer, who lurks among a Shakespearean troupe aboard the Enterprise.

14

Balance of Terror

Kirk pits the Enterprise against an invisible spaceship testing the Federation’s defenses.

15

Shore Leave

The Enterprise crew take shore leave on a peaceful, pastoral planet…where their dreams and fantasies come to life.

16

The Galileo Seven

Spock commands a stranded away team when their shuttlecraft is stranded on a planet with hostile natives.

17

The Squire of Gothos

The Enterprise finds itself at the mercy of a seemingly omnipotent being who fancies himself a 18th century Englishman.

18

Arena

When a mysterious alien race destroy an Earth colony, the Enterprise pursues but Kirk and the alien captain are forced to fight each other by powerful aliens.

19

Tomorrow is Yesterday

The Enterprise collides with a black hole and is thrown back to Earth in the 20th century, where they must find a way back and erase any trace of their presence. Matters become…

20

Court Martial

Captain Kirk’s career is at stake when he is put on trial for the loss of a crewman during an ion storm.

21

The Return of the Archons

The Enterprise encounters a seemingly peaceful civilization run by a ““benevolent”“ being named Landru…who intends for them to join his people.

22

Space Seed

The Enterprise picks up a crew of genetic supermen from the 20th century…and their leader, Khan, plans to create a new empire.

23

A Taste of Armageddon

The Enterprise arrives at a planet to establish diplomatic relations and finds itself in the middle of a “peaceful” war that threatens to destroy the ship.

24

This Side of Paradise

The Enterprise crew is trapped in paradise when they come to rescue colonists who have fallen to pacifying alien spores and become infected themselves.

25

The Devil in the Dark

Kirk investigates a series of grisly murders on a mining planet that are the work of a seemingly hostile alien creature.

26

Errand of Mercy

The Federation and the Klingon Empire teeter on the brink of war as Kirk investigates a humble planet caught in the middle – Organia, inhabited by pacifists

27

The Alternative Factor

Kirk and Spock encounter an alien named Lazarus who claims to be from an anti-matter universe.

28

The City on the Edge of Forever

Kirk and Spock must travel into the past in order to correct a change that will alter history.

29

Operation -- Annihilate!

Kirk and the Enterprise must combat parasitic aliens.

About Star Trek

Star Trek was an influential science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that followed the adventures of the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. The show began with the production of the 1964 pilot “The Cage”. “The Cage” featured Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain Christopher Pike. The pilot was rejected by NBC executives as being too cerebral. In order to demonstrate the action-adventure potential of the series, another pilot entitled “Where No Man Has Gone Before” was produced. Replacing Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain was William Shatner who starred as Captain James T. Kirk. The new pilot also starred Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock who was the only character to return from the original pilot after NBC’s rejection of “The Cage”. Response to the second, action-oriented, pilot was good and NBC gave the go ahead to the series.

The series premiered on NBC on Thursday, September 8, 1966 in the 8:30-9:30 PM timeslot with the episode “The Man Trap”. Critical response to the series was mixed and rating were lower than expected. In its second season, reoccurring guest star DeForest Kelley was added to the series’ starring cast and the show was moved to Friday at 8:30. A decline in the ratings, however, prompted NBC to attempt to cancel the series after its second season, but a letter writing campaign by die hard fans of the show saved it from cancellation. An additional season of episodes were produced, but ratings continued to decline most likely due to the quality of the third season episodes and a bad 10:00 PM Friday night time slot. Despite another letter writing campaign, the series was finally cancelled after its third season. The last new episode “Turnabout Intruder” was shown on June 3, 1969.

After its three year run Star Trek began running syndication where it was discovered by legion of new fans and became a phenomenon. The show inspired six features films, an animated series, and four additional spin-off television shows. Other spin-off’s include novels, comic books, merchandise and an enormous amount of fan-fiction based on the series. Despite its short network run, Star Trek has become one of the most successful shows in television history.

Aside from its three main stars, Star Trek featured a large cast of reoccurring guest stars that includes James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, and Grace Lee Whitney. Other notable guest stars include Diana Muldaur, Gary Lockwood, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kellerman, Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin, John Colicos, Roger C. Carmel, William Campbell, Ted Cassidy, Michael Ansara and Elisha Cook, Jr. Notable writers for the series include Gene Roddenberry, Gene L. Coon, George Clayton Johnson, Jerry Sohl, Jerome Bixby, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, David Gerrold, and D.C. Fontana.

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