Star Trek: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1

Amok Time

Spock must go to Vulcan in order to perform the Vulcan mating ritual.

2

Who Mourns for Adonais?

The Enterprise encounters an alien who claims to be the greek god Apollo.

3

The Changeling

The Enterprise encounters an ancient Earth probe bent on the sterilization of all life.

4

Mirror, Mirror

Kirk and three of his officers are accidentally transported into a parallel ““mirror”“ universe where violence, greed, and evil are commonplace.

5

The Apple

Kirk attempts to assist a primitive people that are ruled over by a computer named Vaal.

6

The Doomsday Machine

The Enterprise must stop an ancient doomsday weapon that is capable of destroying entire worlds…and has already totalled one Constellation-class cruiser.

7

Catspaw

When a landing party disappears and one man is beamed up dead, Kirk and Spock investigate and meet a pair of aliens who seem capable of performing magic.

8

I, Mudd

The Enterprise is taken over by a group of androids who are working for Kirk’s old nemesis, Harry Mudd.

9

Metamorphosis

When their shuttle is diverted to a planetoid, Kirk meets one of the pioneers of space flight, Zefram Cochrane.

10

Journey to Babel

Spock meets his estranged father when the Enterprise escorts a group of ambassadors to a conference on the planet Babel.

11

Friday's Child

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy land on a primitive planet to negotiate a mining treaty, but soon find themselves involved with intrigue and must flee with a pregnant woman into the sur…

12

The Deadly Years

A landing party, including the command staff, are infected with a disease that causes rapid aging and senility.

13

Obsession

The Enterprise must deal with a creature from Kirk’s past that feeds on human blood.

14

Wolf in The Fold

A serial killer stalks a planet…and Scotty is the prime suspect.

15

The Trouble With Tribbles

Kirk must defuse a Klingon scheme to destroy a grain shipment…and cope with a seemingly benign creature known as a tribble, which reproduces at amazing speed.

16

The Gamesters of Triskelion

Kirk, Chekov, and Uhura are kidnapped and forced to participate in a series of gladiatorial games.

17

A Piece of the Action

The Enterprise travels to a planet suffering from cultural contamination from an earlier expedition – the inhabitants mimic the culture of 1930’s gangland Chicago.<…

18

The Immunity Syndrome

The Enterprise must destroy an enormous space amoeba before it reproduces and threatens known space.

19

A Private Little War

Kirk becomes involved in an arms race when the Klingons equip a native people with superior weaponry.

20

Return to Tomorrow

The Enterprise discovers three discorporeal intelligences who seek their help in gaining physical bodies…but one of them has plans of his own.

21

Patterns of Force

The Enterprise seek out a historical researcher and discover he has contaminated a culture, rendering it into a near-duplicate of Nazi Germany.

22

By Any Other Name

The Enterprise’s command crew must thwart an invasion by aliens from another galaxy who plan to conquer this one.

23

The Omega Glory

The Enterprise investigates the disappearance of another starship and discovers a planet where the inhabitants are immortal…and engaged in a strange parallel of EarthR…

24

The Ultimate Computer

The Enterprise is used to test a new super-sophisticated computer, but it soon develops a mind of its own.

25

Bread and Circuses

Stardate 4040.7: The S.S. Beagle, missing for six years, is found as debris near Planet IV of System 982. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to the planet to investigate and find…

26

Assignment: Earth

Stardate not given: The Enterprise is sent on a mission back to Earth in the year 1968 to discover details about how the planet survived the arms race. While in orbit, the ship…

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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