The space vessel Antares rescues Charles Evans from the forbidding surface of the planet Thasus, and then hurriedly hands him off to the Enterprise. Soon, mysterious happenings dog the boy, who cannot seem to learn certain vital lessons of adulthood. Finally the humiliated teen reveals prodigious psionic powers that could even threaten the survival of the Federation. Who is Charlie, really, and where did he get these abilities? Written by
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In the original script, Uhura was to amuse the crew by performing as a trained mimic, imitating Spock and other officers. This was changed to her singing a song about Spock, followed by a spoof of the 18th-century Scottish love song "Charlie is my Darling," in order to highlight Nichelle Nichols
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Spock can be seen blinking when he is frozen by Charlie. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.
What's going on here? Spock calls me to the bridge and then goes into some kind of poetry!
Captain James T. Kirk
[referring to the wounded Uhura
See to her, Doctor.
Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered, weak and weary.
Very nice, Mr. Ears.
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Charlie is My Darling
Lyrics adapted from those by Robert Burns
Sung by Nichelle Nichols See more