- Abi 2019
Star Trek - Where No Man has Gone Before
Raumschiff Enterprise - Spitze des Eisbergs
Gene Roddenberry for Desilu, Norway Corporation/NBC
directed by James Goldstone
starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Gary Lockwood, Sally Kellerman, James Doohan, George Takei, Paul Fix, Paul Carr, Lloyd Haynes
written by Samuel A.Peeples, created by Gene Roddenberry, music by Alexander Courage
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The Starship Enterprise picks up a ship destruction recorder of a
spaceship that passed by the same area some 200 years ago, but the
recording doesn't make too much sense and seems to concentrate on ESP
(extra sensory perception) for some reason. Since man - and especially the
Enterprise's Captain Kirk (William Shatner) - is a curious creature, it is
decided to follow the path of the ship from 200 years ago and go into a
purple cloud ... not too good an idea since the ship comes out of it with
its warp drive badly damaged. And it seems, one crewmember, navigator
Mitchell (Gary Lockwood) seems to have his inborn ESP-powers vastly
increased ... and soon enough he feels like God.
Following the suggestion of his science officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
plans to have Mitchell marooned on a deserted planet, where he is to be
kept in a forcefield ... but by now Mitchell's ESP-powers are too strong,
and mere forcefields can no longer hold him - and he has even found a
companion in ship psychiatrist Doc Dehner (Sally Kellerman), whose
ESP-powers also seem to have blossomed, if not to his extent.
Ultimately Kirk realizes he has to kill Mitchell, in order to save the
universe from a megalomaniac all-powerful being hell-bent to be the next
God. But he can only do so after he has ensured the help of Doc Dehner,
who hasn't totally lost their human feelings yet and who distracts
Mitchell long enough for Kirk to give him a sound beating. In the end of
course, both Mitchell and Doc dehner are killed in a landslide, and Kirk
has saved the universe from a new God ...
A rather dull episode that has nothing much to go for it.
The occasional Star Trek viewer will notice (and the
Trekkie of course will know): The uniforms of the crew are slightly
different, and there is no Doctor McCoy (as played by DeForest Kelly)
aboard the ship, instead one Doctor Piper (played by Paul Fix). This was
because this episode was planned as the second pilot episode for the
series (after The Cage, which had a very different crew), but was
ultimately aired as episode number 3.