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?
Scotty and Sulu do not appear in this episode, although two words of Sulu's dialogue from Star Trek: The Man Trap
(1966) are dubbed in when Kirk calls the bridge from the gymnasium. See more
When Kirk and Spock enter Rand's quarters, Charlie hurls them back against the wall. When Spock slumps to the floor, we can see that the set wall behind Spock's head has been damaged. However, in later shots in the same scene, the damage is gone. See more
There are a million things in this universe you can have and a million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that, but that's the way things are.
Then what am I going to do?
Hang on tight and survive. Everybody does.
Featured in Bring Back... Star Trek
Charlie is My Darling
Lyrics adapted from those by Robert Burns
Sung by Nichelle Nichols See more