Star Trek (1966–1969)
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The Galileo Seven 

The Galileo, under Spock's command, crash-lands on a hostile planet. As the Enterprise races against time to find the shuttlecraft, Spock's strictly logical leadership clashes with the fear and resentment of his crew.


Robert Gist


Oliver Crawford (teleplay by), Shimon Wincelberg (teleplay by) (as S. Bar-David) | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Don Marshall ... Boma
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
John Crawford ... Commissioner Ferris
Peter Marko Peter Marko ... Gaetano
Phyllis Douglas Phyllis Douglas ... Yeoman Mears
Rees Vaughn Rees Vaughn ... Latimer
Grant Woods ... Kelowitz
Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei ... Creature (as Buck Maffei)
David L. Ross ... Transporter Chief (as David Ross)


A shuttle craft under Mr. Spock's command is forced to land on a hostile planet. His emotionless approach to command does not sit well with some crew members, particularly Mr. Boma who challenges Spock at every opportunity. The Enterprise and Captain Kirk meanwhile have only a short time to find the lost shuttle craft as they must deliver urgent medical supplies to Markus III in only a few days. Written by garykmcd

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5 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


John Crawford, in an interview in Starlog magazine, stated that he had a very unpleasant time in his scenes with William Shatner on the bridge. See more »


At the end, Uhura reports that the transporter just "beamed up five persons...alive and well." Kirk, relieved, orders: " Mr. Sulu, proceed on to course to Marcus 3, warp factor one." Kirk must immediately realize that more than five people were originally in the shuttle craft. Would it not make sense to receive a report from Mr. Spock before abandoning the planet... and possible surviving crew members? See more »


Spock: It is more rational to sacrifice one life than six, Doctor.
Dr. McCoy: I'm not talking about rationality.
Spock: You might be wise to start.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits of the show, the title for Script Supervisor, George A. Rutter, is misspelled "SCPIPT SUPERVISOR". See more »


Referenced in The Toys That Made Us: Star Trek (2018) See more »


Theme From Star Trek
Written by Alexander Courage
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"You are a very stubborn man, Mr. Spock"
29 May 2009 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

In dire need of a more serious tone after the humorous but somewhat inconsistent Shore Leave, Star Trek returns to its tradition of tackling deeper themes from a sci-fi point of view, focusing in particular on Spock's interactions with the rest of the Enterprise crew.

This time, Kirk's mission is to bring medical supplies to the inhabitants of Markus III as quickly as possible, and his superiors keep reminding him of that priority. However, his priorities change when the smaller vessel Galileo, containing Spock and six other men (hence the episode's title), lands on a hostile planet and requires immediate assistance. With Kirk torn between duties, it's up to Spock to come up with a solution, but his adherence to logic doesn't sit well with some, most notably Boma (Don Marshall), whose behavior comes close to bigotry.

Racism and the implications of being in charge: those are the two key topics of this suspenseful Trek tale, and both are handled admirably thanks to the writers' focus on the tense relationship between the half-alien Spock and the entirely "human" crew under his command, while William Shatner is elegantly sidelined as far as the drama is concerned. Then again, Spock has always been the more interesting of the two leads, and Nimoy relishes every opportunity he gets to show a little of the Vulcan scientist's complex, enthralling (and, a rarity for science-fiction shows, Emmy-nominated) personality. In addition, no need to worry about excessive darkness: the deft humor returns in the final scene, which contains one of the absolute best exchanges between Kirk and Spock. Sci-fi doesn't get much more fun than this.

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