Star Trek: Season 2, Episode 5

The Apple (13 Oct. 1967)

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Primitive inhabitants of Gamma Trianguli VI worship a God who orders them to kill visitors, from the Enterprise.

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Kirk and a landing party beam down to what seems to be an ideal, Eden-like planet. They soon find however that the planet is ruled by a powerful computer that keeps its local inhabitants - primitive and simple tribesmen - happy and healthy. With the Enterprise locked in a tractor beam and slowly being dragged into the planet's atmosphere, Kirk and Spock must find a way to disable the computer. Realizing the threat to its existence, the computer orders the tribesmen to kill the visitors. Written by garykmcd

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Walter Koenig seems to have discarded the wig he used in his earlier episodes. Since his own hair was now long enough, it was not necessary for him to wear it anymore. See more »

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Ground-level shots of the planet show a red-orange sky, yet clouds are shown forming in a bright blue sky. See more »

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Capt. Kirk: Would you mind being careful where you throw your rocks, Mr. Spock?
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Spoofed in Star Trek: A Private Little War (1968) See more »

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I Could Barely Stand to Look at These People
28 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Talk about an exciting new idea. A local god who is actually a computer. A hostile planet which is filled with toxic substances and exploding rocks. People with orange skin and blonde hair with no will. A god who must be appeased. A group of the Enterprise's future leaders wiped out (the old red shirt thing). Nothing new. Noting advanced. Is there a writer in the house? Perhaps Chekhov is available. Not the little guy played by Walter Koenig; the great Russian playwright. Anyway, the actors walk through this one. There is romance and, of course, sort of a Blue Lagoon kind of on the job training. Steer clear of this episode. You know everything that will happen ten minutes into it.


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