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The starship Enterprise takes a very special passenger aboard, Charlie
(Robert Walker), a boy who has lived all alone on a planet since age 3.
Now he is 17, he is back in civilisation, and he finds it hard to adjust,
feels everybody is against him, feels his hormones rushing like nobody's
business - especially every time he sees Yeoman Rand (Grace Lee Witney) -,
and he seems to have a very shrot fuse ... in short he is no different
from every other adolescent. What makes matters difficult though is that
he is almost all powerful, he can make people do what he wants, wish them
away, melt objects and control machinery. So after Captain Kirk (William
Shatner) has failed to provide him with a father figure and Yeoman Rand
has spurned his advances, he takes over the Enterprise and has her fly him
to the next earth colony. Kirk figures though that controlling the ship
takes up all his concentration and his power, so he breaks Charlie's
concentration to regain control of the ship.
In the end though, the ship is freed from Charlie when a green fog that
proves to be Charlie's adoptive parents who gave him his powers (don't
ask) stops by to take the boy back to his home planet.
Of course, this episode is a rather silly sci-fi-coming-of-age story,
and it's not one of the better episodes of the series, but it has
Nichelle Nichols (Lt Uhura) singing a song (and not even badly), Leonard
Nimoy (Spock) reciting nursery rhymes and William Shatner trying to
explain why it is improper to slap a woman's bottom.