Star Trek: Season 2, Episode 9

Metamorphosis (10 Nov. 1967)

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While returning to the Enterprise aboard the shuttlecraft, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and a seriously ill Federation diplomat find themselves kidnapped by an energized cloud.

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The Enterprise shuttlecraft, carrying Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy and critically ill Federation Ambassador Nancy Hedford, encounters a mysterious energy cloud which pulls them down to planet Gamma Canaris N. There they meet a castaway, a young man who purports to be Zefram Cochrane, inventor of the Warp Drive over 100 years ago. In history he had lived to be 80 years of age before disappearing somewhere in space. Apparently the same energy cloud which brought the shuttlecraft to the planet also found and rejuvenated Cochrane, making him effectively immortal. Unless Kirk can get themselves released soon, the ambassador, without vital medical treatment, will die. Written by Clive Wilson

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The inner slipcase, along with the fold-out episode guide, from the 2004 DVD release of Star Trek: The Original Series - Complete Season Two, featured a large still image on the front cover of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy which was taken from this episode. See more »

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As Zefram Cochrane was the person who first developed Warp Drive and successfully tested it on Earth, he would have been well known and immediately recognizable to all members of Starfleet, as per later Star Trek canon, warp theory is a required course at the academy, and the first chapter of that course is devoted to his biography. In addition, in the episode, he is described as being from Alpha Centauri, not Earth (specifically Montana). See more »

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Zefram Cochrane: I could even offer you a hot bath.
Nancy Hedford: [dripping with sarcasm] How perceptive of you to notice that I needed one.
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A relatively boring second-season episode
3 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like Kirk's speech to Cochrane about what's out in the galaxy: "We're on 1,000 planets and spreading out. We cross fantastic distances, and everything's alive, Cochrane. Life everywhere. We estimate there are millions of planets with intelligent life. We haven't begun to map them. Interesting?" Hell yeah!

This episode bores the hell out of me. There's virtually no action, I hate Commissioner Hedford, a lot of time is spent talking to the Companion via the universal translator, and I was never particularly fond of the love story. Plus, the end of this episode is really sappy. But there aren't any embarrassing moments and very few holes in the storyline. A below average episode in my book, but not pathetic. I've given "Metamorphosis" a C- grade.


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