Star Trek: Season 1, Episode 8

Miri (27 Oct. 1966)

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The Enterprise discovers a planet exactly like Earth, but the only inhabitants are children who contract a fatal disease upon entering puberty.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Keith Taylor ...
Jahn's Friend
Ed McCready ...
Boy Creature
Kellie Flanagan ...
Blonde Girl
Stephen McEveety ...
Redheaded Boy (as Steven McEveety)
David L. Ross ...
Lt. Galloway (as David Ross)
Jim Goodwin ...
John Megna ...
Little Boy


The Enterprise receives an old style SOS signal and finds on arrival a planet that is virtually identical to Earth. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Yeoman Rand beam down to the planet only to find that it is inhabited solely by children. Kirk befriends one of the older children, Miri, but they soon learn that experiments to prolong life killed all of the adults and that the children will also die when they reach puberty. They also learn that the children are in fact, very old. Soon, the landing party contracts the virus and has seven days to find a cure. Written by garykmcd

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Director Vincent McEveety directed the episode from a wheelchair, having broken his leg in a skiing accident a few days before shooting began. See more »


What did the two security guards that came with the landing party do? They aren't present when the away team is attacked or in any other scene, did they go AWOL? We see them again at the end and they aren't sick with the purple sores, either, when they return. In addition, they would have communicators with them; John only gets four communicators when he raids the lab, so the landing party would be able to communicate with the ship using the guards' communicators. See more »


Capt. Kirk: What'd you find?
Dr. McCoy: The disease, Captain! The one they created three hundred years ago.
Yeoman Rand: There's a chance!
Dr. McCoy: There's a chance. At least it's a race now, and we just wasted a minute.
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


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Written by Alexander Courage
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18 May 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Kim Darby and Michael J. Pollard guest star in this Star Trek prime episode where Darby is in the title role. They are 300 year old children on this planet, a handful of survivors whose growth has been slowed, but not halted. When they reach puberty they will die of the same plague that their parents did.

When the Star Trek away team beams down, they all with the exception of Leonard Nimoy due to his Vulcan anatomy all start coming down with what killed the inhabitants.

William Shatner has an interesting problem, the only ones who can help are the kids, but they are children and reason like children. But Darby is entering puberty, we know because she finds the grown up captain of the Enterprise attractive.

By the way the Enterprise away team are referred to as 'Grups' a slang contraction for grownups. And Grups are the enemy of kids.

An interesting episode to say the least.

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