"Star Trek" The Devil in the Dark (TV Episode 1967) - Plot Summary Poster

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Plot Summary

  • 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.

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

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm


Finally a good monster, and no women. The miners on a subterranean planet leave a man named Schmitter in charge of watching for the monster who has been killing miners. Schmitter hears noises and he is scared...

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