Star Trek: Season 3, Episode 1

Spock's Brain (20 Sep. 1968)

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The crew of the Enterprise pursues a mysterious woman who has abducted Spock's brain.

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The Enterpise is approached by an ion-propelled craft (much to Eng. Scott's liking); from it enters a female who renders everyone unconscious. When the crew wakes up, McCoy finds Spock alive in sick bay but with his brain surgically removed. McCoy urges its quick restoration if he's to survive at all. Desperately Kirk follows an ion-trail to a system where he gambles on an icy planet populated by a simple-minded all-male race of large cavemen who attack them. The landing party captures one, who says Kirk and crew are small like 'The Others' - bringers of pain and delight - whom they fear. McCoy brings down Spock's body, mobilized with a mechanical brain-substitute installed. They enter the acclimatized, underground dwelling of 'The Others' - a similarly simple-minded all-female race of enslavers - and overpower female Luma by surprise. Kirk makes communicator contact with Spock, who knows not where he is but is aware of autonomic functions. As they finally find Kara, the female ... Written by KGF Vissers

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In his book, William Shatner referred to this episode as "one of the worst." Leonard Nimoy has stated that he was embarrassed during the entire shooting of this episode. See more »

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The planet in question has repeatedly been labeled as "Sigma Draconis 6," but when in the lair of the Eymorg, Kirk's log entry refers to it as "Sigma Draconis 7." Sulu's subsequent log entry also refers to the planet as "7." See more »

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Dr. McCoy: His body lives, the autonomic functions continue. But there is no mind.
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Someone Stole It! Someone stole Spock's Brain!
3 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It isn't every day that someone steals your brain (unless, of course, your a politician or a Fox News broadcaster). Unfortunately, Spock has his stolen by some strange woman who gets on board the Enterprise. So begins a journey, meeting a series of stupid people who, even though they still have their brains, are of no help. Spock's brain is used to provide the control center to keep a civilization where Neanderthal men are in one place and Neanderthal women are in the other. Apparently, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were utterly embarrassed by this episode (in many of the third season episodes, for that matter). The sight of Spock walking around with this idiotic look on his face (the fact that Vulcans can still function without a brain is asinine as well) is one of the most insulting things that's ever been on television.


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