Star Trek: Season 1, Episode 24

This Side of Paradise (2 Mar. 1967)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Adventure, Mystery
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,146 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 10 critic

The Enterprise investigates a planet whose colonists should be dead, but are not.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay by), (story) (as Nathan Butler) , 2 more credits »
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 27 May 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: This Side of Paradise (02 Mar 1967)

This Side of Paradise (02 Mar 1967) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 80 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Lieutenant Kelowitz
...
...
Michael Barrier ...
Dick Scotter ...
Painter
Eddie Paskey ...
Edit

Storyline

The Enterprise is ordered to clean up the aftermath of a doomed colony on Omicron Ceti III, a planet under constant irradiation from deadly Berthold Rays. Upon arrival, however, the colonists aren't only alive but in perfect health, with no desire to leave their new world. They are in fact under the influence of plant spores which not only keep them in good and improved health but simultaneously keep them in a placid state of happiness and contentment. Mr Spock reacquaints with Leila Kalomi, an old friend who had been (and still is) in love with him. She leads Spock into being affected by the spores, and he is thereafter, for the first time, able to express love for her in return. Eventually the entire ship's crew is affected, leaving Kirk alone to wonder how he can possibly rescue them from perpetual bliss. Written by Clive Wilson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 1967 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The spores, in the early drafts, were a communal intelligence; when someone was possessed by them, that individual was granted telepathic abilities to link up with other possessed minds. The abilities of the spores to restore health were complete enough to enable them to return the dead to life. The antidotes for the spores were either the possession of a certain blood type or the introduction of alcohol into the affected person. Originally, Kirk leaped onto Spock and forced liquor down his throat to restore him to normal. In a surprise ending, the spores were revealed to be benevolent, conscious entities who never intended to act against anyone's will. See more »

Goofs

Kirk says that Spock could be in the circus next to the dog faced boy, and Spock reacts as if he's readily familiar with such an image. It is difficult to imagine that this kind of novelty act would still be popular or remotely desirable in the Trek Universe, given the extreme commonality of aliens and other "different" looking people in it, and 23rd-century Terrans' supposedly enlightened attitudes toward them. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Kirk: We're evacuating all colonists to Starbase 27.
Spock: No, I don't think so.
Capt. Kirk: You don't think so, WHAT?
Spock: I don't think so, SIR.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Particularly poignant today...
27 February 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Just the other day, as I have on many other days of late, I ventured back in Time to revisit the adventures of Kirk and Spock and McCoy. No, I haven't discovered how to hitch a ride to tachyons into the Past: I simply took out my DVD set of STAR TREK- THE ORIGINAL SERIES and spent some quality time with the original crew of the Enterprise. One of the episodes I chose was THIS one, because it gave fans a rare glimpse into the "other" side of the stoic Science Officer- the Human Side. Leonard Nimoy was capable of great Depth when the opportunity presented itself, and this particular episode of this particular series stands as a Lasting Tribute to the Man who played the Vulcan. If, as has been suggested, Energy never dissipates, he's still Out There, Somewhere, in some New Form- waiting for us to join him.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Name Guest Stars Who Appeared Together In Other Projects powersroc
Yvonne Craig Dies cuchufletada
Blankets? mulchdr801
Why 2 different uniforms for Kirk? dcornibe
Assignment:Earth powersroc
Anton Karidian - hero or villan? josephturner1975
Discuss This Side of Paradise (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?