Star Trek: Season 3, Episode 17

That Which Survives (24 Jan. 1969)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 616 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 2 critic

After the Enterprise landing party beams down to investigate a geologically interesting planet, their ship is hurled across the galaxy. Kirk and company find a deserted outpost guarded by the deadly image of a beautiful woman.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7018 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 22 Jan 2013
 
a list of 423 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 79 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: That Which Survives (24 Jan 1969)

That Which Survives (24 Jan 1969) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek.
« Previous Episode | 73 of 80 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Arthur Batanides ...
Lt. D'Amato, Geologist
...
...
Naomi Pollack ...
...
Brad Forrest ...
Kenneth Washington ...
Watkins
Edit

Storyline

As Kirk, McCoy, Sulu and geologist D'Amato beam over to a geologically unique planet, an attractive woman suddenly appears in the transporter room and, with but a touch, kills Transporter Chief Wyatt. They're not quite sure who or what she is. They also find themselves unable to contact the Enterprise, which has been flung nearly a thousand light years across the galaxy. The woman soon re-appears, both on the Enterprise and on the planet, touching/killing D'Amato and Engineer Watson. While the landing party faces extermination from this mysterious woman, the Enterprise, endeavoring to return, faces possible destruction from a subtle malfunction administered to their warp engines. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 1969 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After D'Amato dies, Kirk uses his phaser to dig a grave for him. This is only the second time on Star Trek where a crewman is buried by the landing party on a planet, the first occurring in The Galileo Seven. Usually, dead crewman are returned to the ship. See more »

Goofs

Left in charge of the ship, Mr. Spock uncharacteristically browbeats everyone on board just for being human (seemingly not free of emotions as he's always claimed). Given that he's the science officer and that the Enterprise orbits a planet whose very existence is inexplicable, it's reasonable to hypothesize that he's getting back at Kirk for leaving him out of the away mission by belittling the crew at every turn, thereby becoming a character ruled by the emotion of bitterness. See more »

Quotes

Losira: I must touch you. I beg it. It is my existence.
Captain James T. Kirk: We've seen the results of your touch.
Losira: But you are my match, James Kirk. I MUST touch you.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
kinda okay, I guess (wow--what unbridled enthusiasm)
11 December 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This isn't a bad episode, though it certainly isn't a good one. The problem, though, that makes this such a mediocre episode is the character Lee Merriwether plays--she's robotic in all her ways and this ISN'T conducive to creating a memorable character. I do understand WHY they chose to have her play the part that way, but still, there was just so little life in the show and having SOMETHING exciting occur would have helped. Perhaps Lee could have been seductive or more "real" and then lure the people to their death or perhaps another plot element could have been added. All I know is that the plot was thin and so was the action. While mildly interesting, this isn't a glowing endorsement and this episode is pretty typical of many of the lower quality episodes of season 3.


7 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why doesnt Spock wear command division Yellow at all? Tidewatcher
An alternate Earth for Assignment: Earth? A_Dude_Named_Dude
The Corbomite Maneuver vs Elaan of Troyius ewaf58
Anyone else seeing 'Mirror Mirror' now? degrimstead-1
Which episode had the green lady? nina-115
By Any Other Name michaelward15
Discuss That Which Survives (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?