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?
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
McCoy refers to Spock as "Doctor Spock" (not Mister). See more
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?
Charlie is My Darling
Lyrics adapted from those by Robert Burns
Sung by Nichelle Nichols See more