Star Trek (1966–1969)
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The past three months has left the crew of the Enterprise exhausted and in desperate need of a break, but does this explain McCoy's encounter with a human-sized white rabbit or Kirk ... See full summary »


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Theodore Sturgeon, Gene Roddenberry (created by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Emily Banks ... Yeoman Tonia Barrows
Oliver McGowan Oliver McGowan ... Caretaker
Perry Lopez ... Rodriguez
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. Leonard McCoy
George Takei ... Lt. Sulu
Bruce Mars Bruce Mars ... Finnegan
Barbara Baldavin Barbara Baldavin ... Angela
Nichelle Nichols ... Lt. Uhura
Marcia Brown Marcia Brown ... Alice
Sebastian Tom Sebastian Tom ... Warrior
Shirley Bonne Shirley Bonne ... Ruth


The past three months has left the crew of the Enterprise exhausted and in desperate need of a break, but does this explain McCoy's encounter with a human-sized white rabbit or Kirk crossing paths with the prankster who plagued his days at Starfleet Academy? Written by Steve Green

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29 December 1966 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Theodore Sturgeon's original title for this episode was "Finagle's Planet". "Finagle's Law" is mentioned in Star Trek: Amok Time (1967), also written by Sturgeon, and the "Finagle's Folly" cocktail appears in Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer (1968). See more »


After Sulu fires the pistol, he rubs the barrel, clearly appreciating the object. After firing the barrel would be extremely hot and impossible to touch bare-handed without severe pain being caused. But the "park" they're in would very likely have safeguards to prevent this, unrestrained by the usual laws of physics. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: Face front, everyone. Don't talk. Don't breathe. Don't think. You're at attention. Concentrate on that.
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Alternate Versions

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


Spoofed in Quark: Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) See more »


Theme From Star Trek
Written by Alexander Courage
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Recreational Time
19 April 2018 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

It's a known fact in human life when were all come to a stressful state of mind, we all need to take a breather, to load up on energon otherwise we won't be able to continue functioning well, get whatever needs to be done or even do what we want to do.

This episode is another honorable mention, this one is a bit of a light one though at the same time a bit of a fantasy suspense thriller which is part of what makes the episode unique for once getting a toe into the fantasy genere. I really like how we're all on the same boat as everyone else, as there are a bunch of things just appearing out of nowhere, I remember when McCoy was seeing the White Rabbit and Alice, I thought "What the Hell?" That of course is Kirk and the crews first step down the rabbit hole.

Just a lot of crazy things are happening like we this young couple Angela and the guy in the blue uniform forgot his name. We see a couple of World War 2 planes appear and shoot at them; though the weardest thing about it how they just apeared and reacted once the blue guy thought and said it.

Same with Kirk when he recalls someone at the Acadamy whom beat him in a fist fight, that guy appears. This is the highlight of the episode as it results in probably one of the best one on one fights in "Star Trek" in my book it's also one of the longest up there with the street fight in the film "They Live". I really like that this fist fight is fun and funny because both guys in the tussle look like their having fun. You just see the guy constantly goating Kirk and seeing that firery look on Kirk's face I thought "Ah, man your just asking for it."

You might be able to figure it out a little earlier before the end what's going on but it didn't deter anything where just like in any recreation time actually gave me a good feeling.

Rating: 3 and a half stars.

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