When the Enterprise attempts to penetrate a space barrier, it is damaged and creates a potentially worse problem. Two crew members, including Kirk's best friend, gain psionic powers that are growing at exponentially. This leaves Captain Kirk with the difficult choice; either marooning them or killing before they get so powerful they lose their humanity and become truly dangerous. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At the very end of the episode, Scotty is in the helmsman's position for the only time in the series. See more »
Just before Kirk and Spock stun Mitchell (just prior to beaming down to the planet), the shadow of the boom mic is clearly visible well within the frame, moving across the wall behind Spock as Mitchell gets out of bed. See more »
I am re-visiting the first season of the original series a long time after my first viewings. I watched Man Trap and then Charlie X and everything was bumping along nicely. I was enjoying the gradual build of characters and sets... and then I watched this episode.
I found >Where No Man Has Gone Before> far more fascinating from a historical ST developmental point of view, than I did for the story. In essence the story is workmanlike and solidly performed and does pick up some pace toward the end. But what keeps your eyes on the screen is the first incarnation of Spock, those chunky roll-neck sweaters that pass as uniforms and the marvellously wooden acting of some of the supporting players. (Check out the early scene where the Heads of Section arrive on the bridge - they come on in tight formation and remain that way for the next ten minutes...)..
This is an essential episode for any true admirer of the ST universe - this is where it really kicked off!
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