The space vessel Antares rescues Charles Evans from the forbidding surface of the planet Thasus, and then hurriedly hands him off to the Enterprise. Soon, mysterious happenings dog the boy, who cannot seem to learn certain vital lessons of adulthood. Finally the humiliated teen reveals prodigious psionic powers that could even threaten the survival of the Federation. Who is Charlie, really, and where did he get these abilities?
Did You Know?
In the original outline, Gene Roddenberry
's working titles were The Day Charlie Became God, or Charlie Is God. These would almost certainly have been problematic to the network censors, so the title was changed to Charlie's Law, then settled on Charlie X, as X denotes the unknown. However, the title Charlie's Law was retained in the book-form tie-in, novelized by James Blish
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At the end, Charlie shouts "When I came aboard!" This was in regard to the Enterprise liking him initially. Then a couple minutes later, while stating he didn't want to leave with the aliens, you hear him shout again "When I came aboard!" and makes absolutely no sense the second time. An audio overdub in the wrong place. See more
I wanna stay... stay... stay... stay... sta...
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song. A highlight of the new special effects is the Antares, which was never seen in the original version. See more
Edited into Galaktische Grüße
Oh, On the Starship Enterprise
Performed by Nichelle Nichols See more