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The Naked Time 

The crew is infected with a mysterious disease that removes people's emotional inhibitions to a dangerous degree.


Marc Daniels


John D.F. Black, Gene Roddenberry (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Stewart Moss ... Tormolen
Majel Barrett ... Christine
Bruce Hyde ... Riley
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Grace Lee Whitney ... Yeoman Rand
George Takei ... Sulu
James Doohan ... Scott
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
William Frederick Knight ... Amorous Crewman (as William Knight)
John Bellah John Bellah ... Laughing Crewman


When Lieutenant Junior Grade Tormolen brings aboard an infection that killed the science team on Psi 2000, the crew of the Enterprise soon find themselves unable to control their most pre-dominant emotions. Soon the entire starship is in a shambles and plummeting toward the self destructing planet. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Soundtrack: when Riley walks down the passageway to sickbay, the soundtrack plays the opening measures of Percy Grainger's Rutherford Park Poachers. See more »


Nurse Chapel is wearing an obvious wig. This is particularly noticeable when at one point in sick bay she touches her head and her hair turns very slightly. See more »


Spock: [reviewing Tormolen's personality file] His capacity for self-doubt has always been rather high. What puzzles me is what brought it to the surface with such force.
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Alternate Versions

The "Star Trek Remastered" version also corrects the chronometer goof by replacing the entire panel containing the digits-on-drums style clocks with a new panel with similar-appearing, but completely digital clocks. See more »


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Id Impulses
24 April 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A nicely done episode that is based on a virus that is brought on board the ship by an away team. They have been on a planet where several people have died due to mysterious circumstances. It is transferred through simple touch. This virus has as its symptoms, the display of irrational behavior, founded in the inner mind of the crew members. Each crew member begins to show emotions held deep inside them. This is a theme that will be used many times. We also are exposed to the foundational makeup of each of the major crew members. Spock, for one, shows emotion (remember that the Vulcans were once an emotional people who repressed it to become more efficient and calculating). This is the first episode where the crew members begin to actually interact. Relationships are forged. It is the first episode where a crew member must fly in the face of an epidemic, a threat from within. Many are to follow. The acting is better and the story is creative and challenging. Fear is the issue here.

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29 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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