Star Trek: Season 1, Episode 16

The Galileo Seven (5 Jan. 1967)

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The Galileo, under Spock's command, crash-lands on a hostile planet. As the Enterprise races against time to find the shuttlecraft, Spock's strictly logical leadership clashes with the fear and resentment of his crew.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Don Marshall ...
John Crawford ...
Commissioner Ferris
Peter Marko ...
Phyllis Douglas ...
Rees Vaughn ...
Lieutenant Latimer
Lieutenant Kelowitz
Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei ...
Creature (as Buck Maffei)
David L. Ross ...
Lt. Galloway (as David Ross)


A shuttle craft under Mr. Spock's command is forced to land on a hostile planet. His emotionless approach to command does not sit well with some crew members, particularly Mr. Boma who challenges Spock at every opportunity. The Enterprise and Captain Kirk meanwhile have only a short time to find the lost shuttle craft as they must deliver urgent medical supplies to Markus III in only a few days. Written by garykmcd

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In the closing credits of the show, the title for Script Supervisor is misspelled "SCPIPT SUPERVISOR". See more »


McCoy states that the partial pressure of oxygen on the planet is 70 mm of mercury, with nitrogen at 140 mm Hg and trace elements comprising the rest, calling it "breathable", whereas in fact it is far from breathable - the overall pressure is very low and the oxygen level is far too low. See more »


Gaetano: I say we hit them dead on.
Spock: Yes, I know, but fortunately I'm giving the orders.
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Referenced in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) See more »

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A Misunderstood First Officer
26 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is as much about the dynamics of the crew as it is routine plot. The Galileo 7, a shuttlecraft, lands with quite a large crew on an M4 planet (that is like Earth). The crew becomes trapped by giant, ape-like aliens. Survival becomes and issue as crewmen are killed. Strangely, some of the most important members of the crew are along for the ride. Of course, like most television, you have to have your principle actors performing, so send them on their way. Kirk probably didn't deal with the networks at the Academy. Anyway, Spock is forced to assert his cold-hearted being among a group of people who can't look at the practical side of their predicament. For instance, with their lives in imminent danger, the issue of burying the dead is pushed by the others. Spock risks his life to retrieve a body, but he is right in that such an act could lead to greater consequences. The crew becomes almost racist and impatient with the famous Vulcan. There is also the issue of a directive from a Starfleet official who wants to leave the whole bunch behind. That situation was reprised more than once in future episodes. This is really quite a good episode with many twists and turns and I feel Spock is quite admirable under pressure.

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