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The Corbomite Maneuver ()


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After the Enterprise is forced to destroy a dangerous marker buoy, a gigantic alien ship arrives to capture and condemn the crew as trespassers.

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Capt. Kirk
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Mr. Spock
Anthony D. Call ...
Dave Bailey (as Anthony Call)
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Balok
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Dr. McCoy
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Yeoman Rand
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Sulu
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Scott
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Uhura
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Nurse Christine Chapel (uncredited) (voice)
Bill Blackburn ...
Lt. Hadley (uncredited)
Gloria Calomee ...
Crew Woman (uncredited)
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Balok's Puppet (uncredited) (voice)
Frank da Vinci ...
Crewman (uncredited)
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Balok (uncredited) (voice)
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Crewman (uncredited)
Ena Hartman ...
Crew Woman #2 (uncredited)
Mittie Lawrence ...
Crew Woman (uncredited)
Jeannie Malone ...
Yeoman (uncredited)
Bruce Mars ...
Crewman #1 (uncredited)
Sean Morgan ...
Crewman (uncredited)
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Lt. Leslie (uncredited)
Ron Veto ...
Crewman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph Sargent

Written by

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Jerry Sohl ... (written by)
 
Gene Roddenberry ... (creator) (creator)

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John D.F. Black ... associate producer
Robert H. Justman ... associate producer
Gene Roddenberry ... producer

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Fred Steiner

Cinematography by

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Gerald Perry Finnerman ... director of photography (as Jerry Finnerman)

Film Editing by

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Robert L. Swanson

Editorial Department

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Bill Heath ... post-production executive

Casting By

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Joseph D'Agosta

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Rolland M. Brooks ... (as Roland M. Brooks)
Walter M. Jefferies

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Carl Biddiscombe ... (as Carl F. Biddiscombe)

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William Ware Theiss ... (as William Theiss)

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Virginia Darcy ... hair stylist
Fred B. Phillips ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Herbert F. Solow ... executive in charge of production
Bernard A. Widin ... production supervisor

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Gregg Peters ... assistant director

Art Department

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Irving A. Feinberg ... property master
Hub Braden ... set designer (uncredited)
Wah Chang ... designer: Balok puppet (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jack F. Lilly ... sound mixer
Joseph G. Sorokin ... sound editor

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James Rugg ... special effects (as Jim Rugg)

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Melissa Berryann ... assistant to executive producer
Petri Blomqvist ... technical consultant
Chris DeCristo ... 2D supervisor
Doug Drexler ... technical consultant
Eric Ehemann ... lead animator/CG lead
James Holt ... digital compositor
Jena Huynh ... visual effects coordinator
Robert H. Justman ... technical consultant
Gary Kerr ... technical consultant
David LaFountaine ... visual effects executive producer
Denise Okuda ... producer
Michael Okuda ... producer
Luis F. Pazos ... production assistant: visual effects
David Rossi ... producer
Wendy Ruiz ... visual effects coordinator
John Small ... systems support engineer
Chris Tezber ... visual effects coordinator
Brian Vogt ... lead lighting technical director
Craig Weiss ... director of visual effects: CBS Digital
Niel Wray ... visual effects supervisor
Darrell A. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)
Howard A. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)
Toni Pace Carstensen ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Wah Chang ... model builder: Balok's ship and cube (uncredited)
Garson Citron ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Richard Datin ... model maker (uncredited)
Roger Dorney ... titles & opticals: Van der Veer Photo Effects (uncredited)

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George H. Merhoff ... gaffer
George Rader ... head grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Norman A. Burza ... costume supervisor
Marge Makau ... wardrobe mistress (as Margaret Makau)

Music Department

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Alexander Courage ... composer: theme music
Julian Davidson ... music coordinator
Wilbur Hatch ... music consultant
Robert H. Raff ... music editor
Fred Steiner ... conductor
Gus Levene ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Edward K. Milkis ... assistant: producer
George Rutter ... script supervisor (as George A. Rutter)
Bill Blackburn ... stand-in: DeForest Kelley (uncredited)
Frank da Vinci ... stand-in: Leonard Nimoy (uncredited)
John Fifer ... puppeteer: Balok (uncredited)
Jeannie Malone ... stand-in: Grace Lee Whitney (uncredited)
Eddie Paskey ... stand-in: William Shatner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

In a section of unexplored space, the Enterprise comes across a marker of sorts that will not let it pass. They destroy the marker and move on but soon find themselves in conflict with an unknown alien who accuses them of trespassing and tells them they have only 10 minutes to live. Kirk decides it's time to play a little poker and literally bluff his way out of the situation by telling the alien that the Enterprise has a device on board that will destroy the alien as well as the Enterprise. The bluff works but the alien turns out to be something quite unexpected. Written by garykmcd

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Also Known As
  • The Corbomite Maneuver (United States)
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  • 50 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Although the script instructed Leonard Nimoy to emote a fearful reaction upon his first sight of Big Balok, director Joseph Sargent suggested to Nimoy that he ignore what the script called for and instead simply react with the single word "Fascinating." The suggestion of this response helped refine the Spock character and provide him with a now-legendary catchphrase. See more »
Goofs When Balok begins his 10-minute countdown of the Enterprise's destruction, McCoy enters the bridge wearing a standard long-sleeve uniform shirt. Shortly after this, camera cuts around the bridge include one focused on Spock and McCoy standing by the science station, with McCoy wearing his short-sleeve medical tunic. Then, when Lt. Bailey has his frantic outburst, McCoy goes to him to calm him, wearing the long-sleeve shirt again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Star Trek Theme Song See more »
Quotes Bones: [to himself] If I jumped every time a light came on around here, I'd end up talking to myself.
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