The Enterprise responds to a distress call from the scientific colony on Triacus and arrives to find that all of the adults are dead. Oddly, the children seem unaffected by the deaths and continue to play as if nothing had happened. When questioned, they show no remorse whatsoever and express a dislike for parental authority. Expedition logs reveal that the expedition had discovered an ancient civilization and that there might be one survivor. In fact, the Gorgon thrives on the innocence of the children and the adults' self-doubt.
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explained that when he complained about the script to Fred Freiberger
, Freiberger said, "This script is going to be what 'Miri' should have been". Nimoy objected, calling Star Trek: The Original Series: Miri
(1966) a beautiful, well-acted story, and felt that Freiberger's comments were as much as saying, "'Miri' was a piece of trash". See more
Spock and Capt. Kirk are unable to use the auxiliary controls because Mr. Scott and two of his engineers won't let them, and Spock and Kirk are out-manned. Why don't Spock and Kirk return with phasers and stun the engineers? Better yet, why don't they stun the child who is controlling the engineers? See more
[of the children
They're crying, Jim! I don't know how it happened, but it's good to see.
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Referenced in Children of the Corn
Music credited to Alexander Courage
Sung by Loulie Jean Norman See more