The female crew members must take over the Enterprise when the men are incapacitated.



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Episode cast overview:
Capt. Kirk (voice)
Mr. Spock (voice)
Dr. McCoy (voice)
Sulu (credit only)
Nurse Chapel / Theela (voice)
Scott / Lt. Carver (voice)


A mysterious signal from an unexplored planet somehow mesmerizes the male crew members into daydreaming of fantasy women. The women crew members are unaffected, though. Following the signal, Kirk beams down with an all-male landing party and is quickly subdued. Awakening, the landing party find themselves with headbands on that are siphoning off their life force, making them age quickly. They discover that the long-lived and all-female residents of the planet obtain their long life and beauty by luring male spacefarers and draining their life force. The weakened landing party manages to escape and hide from their captors in a hollow sculpture. Meanwhile, Uhura has taken command of the Enterprise, seeing that the men have become completely useless, constantly daydreaming. She assembles another landing party (all-female) to rescue the first. They win a battle over the female inhabitants, who are willing to release Kirk and his party, but they don't know where they are. Using a locater ... Written by Tony-B4

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29 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title of this episode is a reference to the Legend of the Lorelei, which is an old German tale of a beautiful woman who lured sailors to the Rhine causing them to crash on the rocks - analogous to the sirens of Ancient Greek mythology. See more »


As Spock lies in Sick Bay giving instructions to Nurse Chapel, the other female crew member changes from African-American to Caucasian. See more »


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Girl power...go Captain Uhura!
9 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This story is obviously inspired by the Germanic myth of the Lorelei--sexy sirens who lure in ships to their deaths. There's even a statue to this supposed siren on the Rhine River in Germany. There also is a similarity to the old myth about the lotus eaters-- so whoever wrote this episode was obviously inspired by these ancient stories.

The Enterprise nears a planet peopled by women who somehow exude sexiness. The men, even Spock, are disabled by this and the women suck away the life juices of the men--and the guys seem oblivious to it. So, it's up to the girls of Enterprise, led by Captain Uhura, to kick butt and stop these evil she-vixens.

If you think about it, this episode seems an awful lot like a porno film minus the sex! It's mildly entertaining but, as usual, the animation is pure crap--the absolute nadir of 1970s TV animation.

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