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For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky 

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The Enterprise discovers an apparent asteroid that is on a collision course with a planet is actually an ancient populated generation ship.


Anton Leader (as Tony Leader)


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Hendrik Vollaerts (as Rik Vollaerts) | 1 more credit »





Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Katherine Woodville ... Natira (as Kate Woodville)
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Majel Barrett ... Nurse Chapel
Byron Morrow ... Admiral Westervliet
Jon Lormer ... Old Man


The Enterprise in attacked by a missile, launched from an asteroid on an independent collision course with highly populated planet, Darren 5, in 396 days, which has simple atomic power and an internal atmosphere, but no inhabitants. McCoy has found he's the only unhealthy crew member: only one year of life left. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to the asteroid surface but are suddenly overpowered by sword-bearing men, commanded by high-priestess Natira who makes them kneel before a worshiped oracle, which smites them down electrically. They are given a medicine by an old servant who suffers pain twitches while telling them "things are not as they teach us", and that he once climbed the mountain and touched the sky. He then dies. The earthly visitors are now offered hospitality. The high-priestess asks McCoy to stay as her mate and explains the people is on its way to a new, green world, 'soon' according to the oracle. Kirk and Spock discover the oracle was build by the alien Fabrini ... Written by KGF Vissers

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8 November 1968 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The entrance set used for the entrance portal to the "underground" section of the Yonada world-ship was used again in Star Trek: The Original Series: The Cloud Minders (1969). See more »


When Spock is thumbing through the Book of the Fabrini, although Kirk asks whether it is indexed, and Spock says yes, in fact all pages can clearly be seen to be blank until he reaches the pages he wants. See more »


Nurse Christine Chapel: I am a nurse first, Dr. McCoy, and a member of the crew of the Enterprise second.
Dr. McCoy: You're excused! You may return to your quarters.
Nurse Christine Chapel: No, I'm sorry, Doctor! I have called the Captain, and I'll wait until he comes!
Captain James T. Kirk: [enters] What's the emergency?
Dr. McCoy: [loudly] I said you're excused, Nurse!
Dr. McCoy: [quietly] Please, Christine. I promise you I'll give the Captain a full report.
[Nurse Chapel exits]
Captain James T. Kirk: That was quite a scene.
Dr. McCoy: I've just completed the standard physical examinations for the entire crew.
Captain James T. Kirk: Excellent. What's the...
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Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »


Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Judgment (2003) See more »

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Yonadans. Pretty but dumb.
24 October 2019 | by wesleyprangSee all my reviews

How did they expect to get to their New World? Did Yonadans think it would come to them? The fact that there were Outsiders present on Yonada proved that it was hollow.

Natira had never seen Kirk, Spock, and McCoy before. Where did they come from? Those weird clothes - where did they get them? That strange gear they carried - how did they get it? When they disappear in a column of shimmering light, where do they go? And why do none of them have the Instrument of Obedience?

Maybe if Natira wasn't wearing 4 wigs, 6 pairs of eyelashes, 5 pounds of makeup, and 10 pounds of aluminum foil, she'd know the answer.

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