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"Star Trek" Plato's Stepchildren (TV Episode 1968) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(1968)

Plot Summary

  • On an urgent medical emergency, Kirk, Spock and McCoy encounter an alien society that had once flourished on earth during the time of Plato. Since reaching their current planet, they've developed psychokinetic powers while also losing their bodies' ability to combat even the simplest infection, making the need for a physician newly apparent. When Dr. McCoy declines their invitation to stay, they begin to make sport with Kirk, Spock, Nurse Chapel and Lieutenant Uhura using their psychokinetic powers.

    - Written by laird-3
  • The Enterprise responds to an urgent medical emergency call from the planet Platonius, where there is an alien society that had once flourished on Ancient Greece during the time of Plato. Since relocating to Platonius, they have developed psychokinetic powers, and live according to Utopian principles, but their bodies lost the capability to combat infections. The Enterprise finds itself fixed in orbit around the planet - while they are being studied by Platonius' rulers, using their telekinetic powers. At last, the enterprise team disembarks and find that Platonius' philosopher-king, Parmen, is delirious after a small cut on his leg that has become massively infected. Doctor McCoy and Nurse Chapel cure him with ease, and Kirk decides to leave. Parmen invites Doctor McCoy to stay, and when McCoy declines their invitation, they begin to delay their departure by devious means. Alexander, a dwarf without those powers, whom the other Platonians treat as a serf, warns Kirk too late that the Platonians are selfish and cruel, and may eventually kill them. Indeed, Parmen starts toying with the mentally weaker humans, torturing his comrades until he submits. Chapel and Lieutenant Uhura are beamed down, to force Captain Kirk to decide to stay on the planet. Working with Alexander, Kirk, Spock and McCoy try to find a way to gain an advantage and escape. [With contributions from laird-3, garykmcd, KGF-Vissers, Kenneth Chisholm]

    - Written by Artemis-9
  • The Enterprise responds to an urgent distress call from the planet Platonius. There, they find Platonius' leader, Parmen, delirious after a small cut on his leg that has become massively infected. The residents of planet are an ancient civilization and, since relocating to Platonius after their original planet was destroyed, have developed telekinetic powers. Having cured Parmen, McCoy finds that they will not let him leave. Working with Alexander, the only Platonian not to have telekinetic power, Kirk, Spock and McCoy try to find a way to gain an advantage.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Answering a distress call, the Enterprise finds itself fixed in orbit around the secret planet of the Platonians, a long-lived group who've established their 'Utopian' society after a stay in Ancient Greece during Plato's time, in order for McCoy to cure the strangely serious infection of a small wound on their philosopher-king leader, Parmen. Parmen is, by far, the champion among an amazing group of aliens whose psycho-kinetic powers developed on the planet as they lost any natural resistance against infections. Alexander, a dwarf without powers whom the other Platonians treat as a serf, warns Kirk, Spock and McCoy too late that the Platonians, who easily and cruelly begin toying with the mentally weaker humans (including Nurse Chapel and Lieutenant Uhura who are beamed down ), will not let them leave, probably even kill them.

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • After Dr. McCoy helps the leader of a planet populated by people with powerful psionic abilities, they decide to force him to stay by torturing his comrades until he submits.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

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