Star Trek (1966–1969)
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This Side of Paradise 

The Enterprise investigates a planet whose colonists should be dead, but are not.

Director:

Ralph Senensky

Writers:

D.C. Fontana (teleplay by), Jerry Sohl (story by) (as Nathan Butler) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Jill Ireland ... Leila Kalomi
Frank Overton ... Elias Sandoval
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Grant Woods ... Kelowitz
George Takei ... Sulu
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Michael Barrier Michael Barrier ... DeSalle
Dick Scotter Dick Scotter ... Painter
Eddie Paskey ... Crewman
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Storyline

The Enterprise is ordered to clean up the aftermath of a doomed colony on Omicron Ceti III, a planet under constant irradiation from deadly Berthold Rays. Upon arrival, however, the colonists aren't only alive but in perfect health, with no desire to leave their new world. They are in fact under the influence of plant spores which not only keep them in good and improved health but simultaneously keep them in a placid state of happiness and contentment. Mr Spock reacquaints with Leila Kalomi, an old friend who had been (and still is) in love with him. She leads Spock into being affected by the spores, and he is thereafter, for the first time, able to express love for her in return. Eventually the entire ship's crew is affected, leaving Kirk alone to wonder how he can possibly rescue them from perpetual bliss. Written by Clive Wilson

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Admiral Komack is mentioned in this episode; he is seen in Star Trek: Amok Time (1967). The character was named for James Komack, director of Star Trek: A Piece of the Action (1968). See more »

Goofs

Leila brings Spock, wearing his Starfleet uniform to a place in the open countryside where the spore-generating plants are growing. Moments later, Kirk calls Spock on his communicator; Spock answers while lying in the field with Leila, wearing a green jumpsuit typically worn by all the colonists. Apparently Spock found a jumpsuit lying in the fields and quickly changed clothes before Kirk called. See more »

Quotes

Leila Kolomi: You never told me if you had another name, Mr Spock?
Spock: You couldn't pronounce it.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995) See more »

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Star Trek Theme
Written by Alexander Courage
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Spock finds Love
21 March 2006 | by woljm45See all my reviews

The Enterprise investigates a deadly planet that supposed to have killed a community there, but instead they find that a plant's spores not only keeps them safe, but also acts as some "cult love-drug". This episode was defiantly a product of the late 60's, which is actually mentioned. Spock gets hit with the spores and his human-half ignites the flames for an old "interest" who lives in the community, played by Jill Ireland(Charles Bronson's former wife). Great acting job by Nimoy to add that warm love dimension to Spock's usual cold demeanor. The episode is rather light-hearted, and almost even comical, but definitely enjoyable.


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