Star Trek: Season 1, Episode 22

Space Seed (16 Feb. 1967)

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Captain Kirk and his crew find and inadvertently revive a genetically augmented world conqueror and his compatriots from Earth's 20th century.

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The Enterprise finds a 20th century spaceship which contains dozens of people in suspended animation. While investigating, one of the people is revived automatically. His name is Khan, a strikingly handsome Sihk who charms the Enterprise's historian, Lt. McGivers. While recovering, Khan reads up on the nearly 300 years of history he's missed, plus a great deal of technical information on the Enterprise. Through research, Kirk discovers that he's a genetic superman that escaped after the Eugenics Wars of Earth's 20th century. But he's too late: Khan and McGivers have gone back to his ship, revived Khan's crew, and returned to commandeer the Enterprise. Before he's successful, the crew manages to lock out some controls of the ship. Khan attempts to coerce the bridge crew to give him the controls by torturing Kirk in a pressure chamber. They don't relent, and Kirk is believed to have died. However, McGivers had a change of heart and rescued Kirk. Together, they initiate an gas attack on ... Written by Tony-B4

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In one early draft, Khan was named Thornwald; in another, he was named Ericcson. See more »

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Obvious stunt doubles when Kirk is fighting Khan in the engine room. See more »

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Captain James T. Kirk: Lieutenant, at any one time, the safety of this entire vessel might depend on the performance of a single crewman aboard, and the fact that you find a man strangely compelling to you personally...
Lt. Marla McGivers: Not personally, Captain. Professionally.
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What a way to set things up for the future.
12 May 2006 | by (Western Desert United States) – See all my reviews

This is another of my 3 favorite episodes of the original TV Series. Ricardo Montalban was incredible in this episode, and delivers one of the best performances of his life. Shatner and Nimoy are also excellent in this episode.

This is another one of those episodes that showed the TV audience that Kirk was more than just a Captain of a ship, and even more than just a regular Starship Commander.

Still, as we will find out in years to come, the "Space Seed" was truly planted, although it was probably not known at the time.

I give this excellent episode 10 out of 10, AWESOME!! Desert-Buddha


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