Star Trek: Season 3, Episode 20

The Way to Eden (21 Feb. 1969)

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A group of idealistic hippies, led by an irrational leader, come aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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The Enterprise is ordered to pursue a group of anti-establishment idealists who have stolen a space cruiser and made off for the mythical planet Eden. When the group pushes their stolen ship beyond its limits, the Enterprise is forced to rescue them by transporting them aboard. This merry band of space-hippies includes an insane leader (Dr. Sevrin), an academy drop-out and former love interest of Chekov (Irina), and the son of a Catullan ambassador (Tongo Rad). With the Federation undergoing fragile treaty negotiations with the Catullans, Kirk is ordered by Starfleet to treat the dissidents with "extreme tolerance." Kirk finds the group and its leader too difficult to deal with while Spock maintains a deep curiosity about their ideals. Kirk appoints Spock as liaison for the group during their stay on the Enterprise. Dr. Sevrin demands to be taken to Eden, but Kirk refuses on the grounds that his orders from Starfleet dictate that the group be taken to the nearest star base. While ... Written by Anonymous

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This episode was originally entitled "Joanna." The character of Irina was originally to be Joanna McCoy, daughter of Dr. McCoy, and love interest for Captain Kirk, but that original script was rejected. The character of Joanna was planned to later appear in the fourth season, but Star Trek (1966) was canceled at the end of the third season. See more »

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The seam of Adam's wig/bald cap can be seen separated from his skin in some scenes. See more »

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[Adam, a space hippie, has heard Spock play on his Vulcan harp]
Adam: Hey, how about a session, you and us? It would SOUND! That's what I came for. I wanted to ask... you know, great white captain upstairs, but he don't reach us. But, uh, would he shake on a session? I mean, we wanna cooperate, like ya ask, so I'm askin'.
Spock: If I understand you correctly, I believe the answer might be "yes."
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Oh come on, I'm disappointed...
15 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...in those of you who rated this episode low. You seem to be taking this show way too seriously. This episode was just a lighthearted break in the constant action that is star trek. You can't have EVERY episode result in Shatner's shirt being mysteriously ripped off in an epic one-on-one battle with the alien of the week. Sometimes you just need to see Spock having a jam session with some weird hippie types instead. Alright, maybe it's just because I have a not-so-secret crush on Spock, but that was probably one of my favorite scenes in the series. Sure, it's a little campy, but that's half of the show's appeal. Lighten up man, and enjoy the original series for what it was.


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