Star Trek: Season 2, Episode 10

Journey to Babel (17 Nov. 1967)

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The Enterprise hosts a number of quarrelling diplomats, including Spock's father, but someone on board has murder in mind.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Amanda (as Miss Jane Wyatt)
William O'Connell ...
John Wheeler ...
James X. Mitchell ...
Lt. Josephs
Reggie Nalder ...


The Enterprise is transporting several diplomatic delegations to a conference on Babel regarding the future of the mineral-rich planet Coridan. Among the passengers are Spock's parents, Ambassador Sarek and Amanda. There is obviously a chill between father and son owing to Spock's choice of pursuing a career in Starfleet. Unknown to Spock or his mother is the fact that Sarek is seriously ill. There is also much tension among the delegations and a spy on board is transmitting coded messages to a ship that attacks the Enterprise. With Captain Kirk wounded in an earlier knife attack, Spock is in temporary command just as his father needs a transfusion that only he can provide. Written by garykmcd

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Writer D.C. Fontana chose the name "Amanda" for Spock's mother because it means "worthy of love" in Latin. See more »


When attacking the ship, Kirk orders torpedoes 2, 4, and 6 to be fired, however only two torpedo shots are shown. See more »


[first lines]
McCoy: [Captain Kirk is adjusting uniform in mirror, Dr. McCoy pacing behind him, tugging at tight collar] Dress uniforms - spit and polish. I don't know how much longer I'm gonna be able to stand this. I feel like my neck's in a sling.
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A great Trek adventure
27 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my kind of Trek episode, one with lots and lots of stuff going on. This one truly has a mini-movie feel and the entire cast gets lots of face time (although Scotty and Sulu and totally missing in this one)

Spock's mom is one helluva strong willed woman and not afraid to speak her mind. She sets pretty much everyone straight at some point or other. Now let's see, you get to see Spock attempt to teach McCoy the "live long and prosper" hand thingy, you get to see Kirk battle an alien hand to hand, you get to meet lots of alien races, you get a big space battle, and you get to know Spock's family...not bad! I guess the only thing missing is Kirk doesn't get a chance to score with any alien babes...oh well. Oh yeah, Chekov gets to take Spock's place at the science station on the brig...that was cool.

It was worth the price of admission just to watch Spock and Sarek try like crazy to out Vulcan each other...ha. Spock won out cause he was willing to let his dad die in order to command the enterprise while Kirk was out of action. My only complaint about the entire episode was the rather weak way Kirk won the space battle...those must have been some incredibly stupid aliens.

Yeah, this is an awesome episode, the show was really hitting its stride at this point, this being episode 44. The more I re watch these old Treks the more I wonder at how such a miraculous creation ever made it to TV of all places???

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