Star Trek: Season 1, Episode 2

Charlie X (15 Sep. 1966)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,475 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 13 critic

Captain Kirk must learn the limits to the power of a 17-year-old boy with the psychic ability to create anything and destroy anyone.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay by), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 6 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 
a list of 16 images
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Charlie X" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Charlie X (15 Sep 1966)

Charlie X (15 Sep 1966) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 3 of 80 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Charlie Evans (as Robert Walker)
...
...
...
Charles Stewart ...
Captain Ramart (as Charles J. Stewart)
Dallas Mitchell ...
Tom Nellis
Don Eitner ...
Navigator
Pat McNulty ...
Tina Lawton (as Patricia McNulty)
John Bellah ...
Crewman I
Garland Thompson ...
Crewman II
...
The Thasian
Edit

Storyline

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 CommanderBalok

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1966 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the things now considered everyday items in Star Trek are missing during the early episodes. In this one, the Enterprise has a cook who prepares meals for the crew. The use of food replicators had not yet been conceived of but would become commonplace by Star Trek: Tomorrow Is Yesterday (1967). See more »

Goofs

McCoy refers to Spock as "Doctor Spock" (not Mister). See more »

Quotes

Charlie Evans: If I had the whole universe, I'd give it to you. When I see you, I... feel like I'm hungry. All over. Hungry. Do you know how that feels?
See more »

Connections

Featured in William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Charlie is My Darling
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics adapted from those by Robert Burns
Sung by Nichelle Nichols
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why this is a great episode
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pacing. Yes Pacing. That is what makes this and other first year Trex episodes seem real. Yeah! Real! Like you are really there. Like, You are a person in our time privileged to see into the future. It may seem trivial, but that is what so many of the modern Treks lack. They don't give you the feeling you are in the future or in space or anything. Just a PC college campus at Halloween. The right pacing makes the people come alive as real - like me and you. Makes Charlie seem like any other teenager until his -well- quirks show up. And it makes it a real tragedy when they have to get rid of him. A real boy, one of me and you, has to get sent to hell. And we really don't want to do it. And it makes us ask were we like Charlie when we were teenagers? This is a great episode and it is why Star Trek lives forty years later.


11 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Errand of Mercy jeffbcohen
A Taste of Armageddon jeffbcohen
This Side of Paradise jeffbcohen
The Devil in the Dark jeffbcohen
Space Seed jeffbcohen
One TOS Episode Title Used in Another Episode LarryDickman
Discuss Charlie X (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?