Star Trek (1966–1969)
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By Any Other Name 

Galactic alien scouts capture the Enterprise for a return voyage and a prelude to invasion. Kirk's one advantage - they're not used to their adopted human form.

Director:

Marc Daniels

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), D.C. Fontana (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Warren Stevens ... Rojan
Barbara Bouchet ... Kelinda
James Doohan ... Scott
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Majel Barrett ... Christine
Stewart Moss ... Hanar
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Robert Fortier Robert Fortier ... Tomar
Lezlie Dalton Lezlie Dalton ... Drea
Carl Byrd Carl Byrd ... Lt. Shea
Julie Cobb ... Yeoman Leslie Thompson
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Kirk, Spock, McCoy and a couple of red shirts beam down to the surface of a planet in answer to a fake distress call. There they are overpowered by a small group of human-looking aliens from the Andromeda galaxy, led by Rojan. Their galaxy will be uninhabitable within a few thousand years, so they intend to conquer ours, to give themselves a new home. The aliens' spacecraft had been damaged by the energy barrier around the galaxy, and they need the Enterprise to return home, enhancing its engines so that the journey will "only" take 300 years. They take over the Enterprise using their two main weapons - a paralyzing beam, and a ray that can reduce a person to a gray block of material - revival only being possible if the block is not damaged. After successfully negotiating the energy barrier, the aliens reduce all the crew into the gray blocks, with the exception of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scott, who must somehow overcome the aliens, revive the crew and return home. Written by Dave Brown

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

According to guest star Stewart Moss, after filming was complete, he asked fellow guest star Barbara Bouchet out. She replied, "But for what purpose? You're an attractive man, but what can you do for me?" Bouchet later married Italian film producer Luigi Borghese. See more »

Goofs

When the Kelvans reduce the crew members to the "cuboctahedrons", their clothes are reduced with them. But items that they are holding (clipboards, pens, etc.) are not, and land beside the "cuboctahedrons". Since this is an imaginary technology, we just have to accept whatever we are shown regarding this matter. See more »

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[last lines]
Captain James T. Kirk: Turn this ship around. We're going home.
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Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »

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References Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966) See more »

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A Human will always be a Human
23 March 2006 | by woljm45See all my reviews

A small group of superior alien beings take the form of humans in order for them to hijack the Enterprise. They need the ship so they can return to their old world that is beyond the Great Barrier. They turn almost the whole crew into these clay balls, except for Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and Bones, whom they need to help them run the ship. The only weakness the hijackers seem to have is that since they're in human form for the time being, they're vulnerable to human emotions. The episode starts out very serious and dreary, but ends up to the amusing as the crew exploits the human emotions of these so called, "superior beings". The best one is Kirk and Spock driving their leader insane with jealously over a woman. Excellent episode.


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