The past three months has left the crew of the Enterprise exhausted and in desperate need of a break, but does this explain McCoy's encounter with a human-sized white rabbit or Kirk crossing paths with the prankster who plagued his days at Starfleet Academy? Written by
Did You Know?
"Shore Leave" is the only episode in which the U.S.S. Enterprise is seen orbiting a planet from right to left. The shot was deliberately reversed in post-production because the shape of the Eastern United States and the Caribbean sea could clearly be seen on the globe used as a model for the planet. See more
Toward the end of the episode, as Kirk is chasing Finnegan, a shadow from the camera crane can be seen in the lower right of the frame tracking along with Finnegan as he runs to the left and then stays in position. See more
Captain James T. Kirk
Face front, everyone. Don't talk. Don't breathe. Don't think. You're at attention. Concentrate on that.