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
Did You Know?
A portion of this episode takes place on a date which is revealed to be the Earth date of Thanksgiving. See more
Throughout this episode, Captain Kirk wears a green uniform shirt. However, in the shot of Kirk with Charlie in the elevator going to the bridge, he is shown wearing his more familiar gold shirt. Before and after riding the elevator, his shirt is green. See more
He had a mean look. I had to freeze him. I like happy looks.
Referenced in Star Trek: Of Gods and Men