Star Trek Continues (2013–2017)
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What Ships Are For 

Kirk struggles with aiding a society whose inhabitants view their isolated world in a very unique way.


Vic Mignogna


Kipleigh Brown (teleplay by), Vic Mignogna (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Mignogna ... Captain James T. Kirk
Todd Haberkorn ... Mr. Spock
Chuck Huber ... Dr. McCoy
Christopher Doohan ... Mr. Scott (as Chris Doohan)
John de Lancie ... Galisti
Anne Lockhart ... Thaius
Elizabeth Maxwell ... Sekara
Jim Gleason ... Tomiat
Mark Rolston ... Admiral McGuinness
Grant Imahara ... Sulu
Kim Stinger ... Uhura
Wyatt Lenhart ... Chekov
Michele Specht ... McKennah
Kipleigh Brown ... Smith
Steven Dengler Steven Dengler ... Drake


An asteroid as a home for a population of civilized humanoids, like us, the similar make-up of Earth serves as the backdrop of two warring worlds. They've built a civilization similar to our own with two exceptions: an unrelenting invasion from a neighbouring asteroid and a sun with radiation destroying farming and plantlife of both; and with a curious side effect to sight...

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This episode features a guest appearance by John De Lancie, the actor who previously played Q on multiple Star Trek spinoff series. See more »

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The Enterprise visits a...believe it or not...colorless world.
11 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the usual three beam down on a world they notice something's all monochromatic! It seems that some sort of radiation in this world causes the eyes to not be able to see color! Additionally, something about this radiation also is killing the people off slowly. Can the Enterprise get to the root of the problem and solve it? And, what unusual discovery do they make about 20% of the people of this world?

The folks making this series had a few casting coups. Some well-known actors such as Erin Gray ("Buck Rogers") were guest stars...and in this one, John de Lancie ('Q' from "Star Trek: the Next Generation" and other Trek shows) and June Lockhart's daughter, Anne ("Battlestar Galactica") guest star.

Like many episodes of the original series, this one deals with contemporary issues...and I'll say no more about it, as I don't want to ruin the suspense. Regardless, it's a very fascinating episode...among the very best of the new shows. Very well written and it does make you think.

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30 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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