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The Survivor 

A famous humanitarian is found alive near the Romulan Neutral Zone after being missing for five years, but he may not be who he claims to be.


Hal Sutherland


Gene Roddenberry (created by), James Schmerer | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk (voice)
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock (voice)
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy (voice)
George Takei ... Sulu (voice)
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura / Anne Nored (voice)
Majel Barrett ... Nurse Chapel / Lt. M'Ress / Enterprise Computer (voice)
James Doohan ... Scott / Romulan Commander (voice)


Famous humanitarian Carter Winston, missing for five years, has been discovered and beamed aboard the Enterprise. As luck would have it, his fiancée, Anne Nored, currently serves aboard as well. Unfortunately, Carter is neither whom he seems to be nor what he seems to be, and the Enterprise finds itself caught in a Romulan plot utilizing a forbidden, shape-shifting alien species. Written by statmanjeff

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This episode featured the first appearances of M'Ress, Gabler and the Romulans in the series. See more »


At 17:36, during the conversation between Lt. Nored and Carter, her chest insignia alternates from left to right. See more »


Doctor McCoy: Spock, of all the cold-blooded, inhospitable requests I've ever heard!
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Stupid woman.....
9 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is yet another episode of the horribly animated "Star Trek" cartoon series. While the 1960s and 70s were a terrible time for animation, the horrid quality of this show sets it apart--being even crappier than the stuff coming from Hanna-Barbera! With slide show- like animation, it's hard to imagine much worse!

When the show begins, somehow the Enterprise locates Carter Winston- -a famous explorer who's been lost for several years. However, soon it becomes apparent that it's NOT Winston--it's something more akin to Squiddly Diddly! But this squid-like being can assume all sorts of forms--human and non-human as well as non-living! But when the creature takes them into the Neutral Zone and the Romulans show up, the crew is forced to deal with TWO menaces at the same time.

This is a fair episode but suffers not just from the craptastic animation but the female guest character who is an idiot. I assume if the show had been made today, in addition to better animation it would also feature a female character who isn't dumber than a zucchini.

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13 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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