Star Trek (1966–1969)
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Who Mourns for Adonais? 

A powerful being claiming to be the Greek god Apollo appears and demands that the crew of the Enterprise disembark onto his planet to worship him.

Director:

Marc Daniels

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), Gilbert Ralston
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Michael Forest ... Apollo
Leslie Parrish ... Lt. Carolyn Palamas
James Doohan ... Scott
George Takei ... Sulu
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
John Winston John Winston ... Lt. Kyle
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Storyline

The Enterprise is stopped dead in its tracks by a powerful energy force that appears in the form of a human hand. Soon, a being claiming to be Apollo orders Kirk (William Shatner) and several others down to the planet below. Apollo (Michael Forest) claims to have visited Earth 5,000 years ago and Kirk theorizes that he may be telling the truth. Apollo's demand for unquestioned servitude, however, doesn't give the crew much choice and it becomes imperative that they locate and destroy his power supply. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Forest reprised his role as Apollo in the fan made sequel Star Trek Continues: Pilgrim of Eternity (2013) 46 years later. See more »

Goofs

Lt. Palamas says that in ancient literature, Apollo was the son of the god Zeus and a "mortal" named Leto. All known classical references state that Leto was a Titaness, a member of the elder gods. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Kirk: Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate.
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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 Cosmic Thoughts (2003) See more »

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he is off somewhere recharging his energy cells..
20 March 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Star Trek

Who Mourns For Adonais?

A cultural hub and by far one of the most loved and respected tale, Star Trek is created by Gene Roddenberry who wrote this brilliant concept, ahead of its time and is probably why it still doesn't fail to entertain us after these many years. It was written "for the future" in many aspects as it even though is smarter, wiser and powerful it still seeks for emotion and the force that binds it all. The relation between Spock and Kirk; despite of its premise, is the most human thing in this majestic tale where the adventures are endless. Encountering this original series, at this stage makes the execution look petty and a bit loose (the small technical aspects can be negotiated) but the writing is smart, gripping and hence completely overpowers it.

Unlike any other hit series, it only has 3 seasons so luckily it means that they will be covering up all their ideas within it until they are satisfied. As it often happens, the first season is always promising and has potential (or else it won't lift up for further more seasons) in it and is utilized with fine detailed work like focusing on different new breeds and characters bonding through this journey.

The whole episode was based on just a mere idea if they would have made it gripping by encountering close calls and some critical crisis, it would have worked a lot better but instead it just seems like another Monday for the enterprise.


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