Star Trek (1966–1969)
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Where No Man Has Gone Before 

The flight recorder of the 200-year-old U.S.S. Valiant relays a tale of terror--a magnetic storm at the edge of the galaxy!

Director:

James Goldstone

Writers:

Samuel A. Peeples, Gene Roddenberry (created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Gary Lockwood ... Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell
Sally Kellerman ... Dr. Elizabeth Dehner
George Takei ... Sulu
James Doohan ... Scott
Lloyd Haynes ... Alden
Andrea Dromm ... Yeoman Smith
Paul Carr ... Lt. Lee Kelso
Paul Fix ... Doctor Piper
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Storyline

When the Enterprise attempts to penetrate a space barrier, it is damaged and creates a potentially worse problem. Two crew members, including Kirk's best friend, gain psionic powers that are growing exponentially. This leaves Captain Kirk with the difficult choice; either marooning them or killing before they get so powerful they lose their humanity and become truly dangerous. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Body count : 12. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene as the camera pans across the bridge the crewman seated at the communication console appears to be face down and asleep at his station. See more »

Quotes

[During a game of chess]
Spock: I'll have you checkmated your next move.
Kirk: [chuckles] Have I ever mentioned you play an irritating game of chess, Mr. Spock?
Spock: Irritating? Ah, yes... one of your Earth emotions.
[Kirk checkmates Spock]
Kirk: Certain you don't know what irritation is?
Spock: The fact one of my ancestors married a human female...
Kirk: Terrible, having bad blood like that.
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Alternate Versions

Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Far Beyond the Stars (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Star Trek
(uncredited)
Written by Alexander Courage
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A journey of the mind and its limitless power
13 April 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I'm agreeing with the reviewer that this episode was what really launched the Star Trek series toward cult status. Gary Lockwood who had done his time in outer space with 2001, A Space Odyssey plays one of two Enterprise crew members who are changed when the ship passes through a magnetic storm in space. The other crew member is Sally Kellerman who is assigned to the Enterprise as a psychologist who is changed and is able to understand the nature of the changes as Lockwood can't.

Both have some latent Extra Sensory Perception powers and both are seeing that increasing exponentially. Lockwood is affected far more than Kellerman.

Lockwood is truly a frightening person, one of the most frightening of Star Trek villains. He's been given absolute powers that are growing day by day. The Krels from Forbidden Planet could have served as a warning to him, his monsters from the ID are taking over completely.

And as captain, William Shatner has to deal with this on the level of a threat to his ship and the whole galaxy and on the level of a friend of Lockwood's saddened to see the changes in him and the humanity that has been driven from his soul.

A truly thought provoking episode, one of the best from Star Trek prime.


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