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For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky 

The Enterprise discovers an apparent asteroid that is on a collision course with a planet is actually an ancient populated generation ship.

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The Enterprise in attacked by a missile, launched from an asteroid on an independent collision course with highly populated planet, Darren 5, in 396 days, which has simple atomic power and an internal atmosphere, but no inhabitants. McCoy has found he's the only unhealthy crew member: only one year of life left. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to the asteroid surface but are suddenly overpowered by sword-bearing men, commanded by high-priestess Natira who makes them kneel before a worshiped oracle, which smites them down electrically. They are given a medicine by an old servant who suffers pain twitches while telling them "things are not as they teach us", and that he once climbed the mountain and touched the sky. He then dies. The earthly visitors are now offered hospitality. The high-priestess asks McCoy to stay as her mate and explains the people is on its way to a new, green world, 'soon' according to the oracle. Kirk and Spock discover the oracle was build by the alien Fabrini ... Written by KGF Vissers

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8 November 1968 (USA)  »

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The character name of the Starfleet Admiral is "Westervliet," which is of Dutch origin, the same as the writer of this episode, Hendrik Vollaerts (credited on screen as Rik Vollaerts). See more »

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When preparing to go to Yonada, Kirk enters the transporter but his right foot is off the disk on the floor when the camera cuts and we hear the transporter activation sound. When he arrives he is fully intact, foot and all. However, this is a common practice, as they are able to transport large crates of equipment which is much bigger than an individual pad, which shows one does not have to be exactly on the pad for transport. See more »

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Mr. Spock: [studying the inscriptions on a door] The writing is definitely Fabrini, Captain. I recognize it.
Captain James T. Kirk: Fabrini... Didn't the Fabrini sun go nova and destroy its planets?
Mr. Spock: Yes. Toward the end, the Fabrini people lived underground as these people do, to protect themselves.
Captain James T. Kirk: Some of them must have been put aboard this ship and sent to another planet. And these... are their descendants.
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Referenced in Free Enterprise (1998) See more »

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Average Episode
5 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

McCoy is dying. He has but a year to live. Of course, he will not allow Kirk to divulge this to the crew. After a thwarted missile attack, the Enterprise locates the source. It is an asteroid/planet where people live inside, unaware of the grandness of space. They are part of a civilization that built a huge ship when their sun went nova and have been traveling the galaxy for thousands of years. The usual trio beams down to the planet and is taken hostage by a group of soldiers wearing really weird hats and colorful robes. They are also met by a beautiful priestess. It turns out that there is a creator in their past who has been looking out for them, but they must don a kind of implant that forces their obedience to an oracle. Since McCoy and his illness are center stage here, he becomes the focus of this episode. The priestess is so taken with him that she proposes marriage and he accepts. The other, more critical plot element is that this asteroid is on a collision course with a very populous planet; the resulting impact would be devastating. As with the American Indian episode, they must find a way to get things to change course. The twosome must work their way to adjust a force that could destroy them. This is a pretty typical ST episode, neither good nor bad.


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