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The Enterprise Incident 

An apparently insane Capt. Kirk has the Enterprise deliberately enter the Romulan Neutral Zone where the ship is immediately captured by the enemy.

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Gene Roddenberry (created by), D.C. Fontana | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Joanne Linville ... Romulan Commander
Jack Donner ... Tal
James Doohan ... Scott
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
George Takei ... Sulu
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Majel Barrett ... Nurse Chapel
Richard Compton Richard Compton ... Technical Officer
Robert Gentile Robert Gentile ... Technician
Mike Howden Mike Howden ... Romulan Guard
Gordon Coffey ... Romulan Soldier
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Storyline

The Enterprise deliberately crosses the Neutral Zone, on Kirk's orders, into Romulan space and is promptly surrounded by Romulan warships, each equipped with a "cloaking device" that renders it undetectable. Spock betrays the apparently irrational and paranoid Kirk to the Romulan commander, a woman who is obviously attracted to Spock. A deadly game between Kirk, Spock and the Romulans risks not only the Enterprise but the tenuous cease-fire between the Romulans and the Federation. Written by Tom D.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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One of the few episodes that opens with McCoy making entries in his medical log. See more »

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After the Romulan Commander leaves Spock alone, he pulls out his communicator to contact Kirk. As a non-Romulan, it makes no sense that the Romulan Commander would allow him to keep his communicator - even if he is somewhat trusted by her. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. McCoy: [voice-over] Enterprise Medical Log, stardate 5027.3, Dr. Leonard McCoy recording. I'm concerned about Captain Kirk. He shows indications of increasing tension and emotional stress.
Chekov: I have completed the assignment, Captain: a theoretical incursion...
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Chekov, I can read, and as usual, your theoretical evaluations do not tally with mine. Return to your duty, and I'll let you know when your work is satisfactory. Mr. Spock, full sensor scan on the region, please.
Spock: I did give a ...
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Well Played and Suspenseful Episode
7 July 2006 | by chrstphrtullySee all my reviews

This is a nicely paced, genuinely suspenseful episode which finds its roots in the best espionage stories. Kirk takes the Enterprise into Romulan territory on his own initiative, leading many to question his competency to command and increasing hostilities with the Romulans. Is Kirk actually losing it, or is something else afoot? This episode resembles some of the best spy fiction -- "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" in particular -- and Shatner's staginess actually works to the episode's advantage. Nimoy's inscrutability is equally compelling, particularly when the Romulan commander (well played by Joanna Linville) tries to persuade him to join the dark side, as it were.

Intelligently written and played, and a lot of fun to boot.


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