Star Trek: Season 1, Episode 25

The Devil in the Dark (9 Mar. 1967)

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The Enterprise is sent to a mining colony that is being terrorized by a mysterious monster.

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The Enterprise travels to the planet Janus 6 to assist the mining colony there. Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to the planet where Chief Engineer Vanderberg tells of a creature loose in the mine tunnels killing some of his men. The monster seems to appear out nowhere then disappears just as quickly. Finding that the creature, known as a Horta, lives in a newly opened part of the underground mining complex, Spock uses the Vulcan mind meld to determine why it is killing the miners. Written by garykmcd

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William Shatner was in Florida for his father's funeral while nearly all of Spock's "mind meld" scene with the Horta was shot. His screen double is shown from behind in several of the shots and all of Kirk's "reaction" shots were made after he returned. See more »

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When Kirk and the Horta have squared off against each other, and Spock enters, there's a two-angle back-and-forth. When the camera is directly at Kirk, he is kneeling with a phaser in his right hand. When the angle switches to Kirk at left, Spock far center, Kirk is kneeling but with a communicator in his left hand. The change goes back and forth a couple of times. See more »

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Mr. Spock: We are dealing with a silicon creature of the deep rocks, capable of moving through solid rock as easily as we move through the air.
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Fine plot, bad monster even for a TV show...
7 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd rate this as a good Star Trek thanks to the typically literate plot, and of course great cast as always, but the execution of the monster is really sub-par even for TV shows from this time. It was great watching as a kid when first televised, but then we thought every episode of Lost in Space was great too.

In fact the monster here is just too reminiscent of that other show, and really too much like the infamous creature in The Creeping Terror. I really think someone like Stan Winston would have done a much better job even with the same basic creature design. And those silicon eggs!? At least they could have had a textured surface, not perfectly smooth and shiny like a kid's play-ball or balloon. Well, even Star Trek has blunders. Other than this, a fine episode.


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