Beyond the Farthest Star
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Episode:  4     Airdate:  September 8, 1973
Yesteryear
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Episode:  3     Airdate:  September 15, 1973
One of Our Planets is Missing
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Episode:  7     Airdate:  September 22, 1973
The Lorelei Signal
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Episode:  6     Airdate:  September 29, 1973
More Tribbles, More Troubles
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Episode:  1     Airdate:  October 6, 1973
The Survivor
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Episode:  5     Airdate:  October 13, 1973

Catalog Number 03167-1
Running Time 150 minutes
Issued November 21, 2006
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0 Mono
Spanish 2.0 Mono
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Beyond the Farthest Star
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Samuel A. Peeples
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5521.3
Episode 4 Responding to radio emissions near the edge of the known universe, the USS Enterprise is dragged off course by Questar M-17, an imploded negative star mass. The Enterprise manages to establish itself in orbit around Questar M-17 and encounters a strange starship inhabited by an evil shapeless alien. Further investigation reveals that the ship's engineers had failed to remove the creature before attempting to destroy their own vessel.

Eventually, the creature takes control of the Enterprise. Kirk and Spock devise a plan to steer the USS Enterprise toward Questar M-17, tricking the creature into believing that the Enterprise will be destroyed. The creature flees for its life while the Enterprise frees itself from Questar's gravity pull by employing the slingshot effect, leaving the creature to orbit forever around the star.

Yesteryear
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by D.C. Fontana
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5373.4
Episode 3 By using the Guardian of Forever, Kirk, Spock, and the historian Erikson explore the planet Orion's past. However, upon returning to the present, no one seems to recognize Mr. Spock; the USS Enterprise first officer for the past five years has been an Andorian named Thelin. A search of the USS Enterprise's memory bank reveals that Spock, the son of Sarek and Amanda died while still a child; his death caused the couple to breakup.

Spock recalls that during his "kahs-wan" — a Vulcan coming-of-age ritual — Selek, Spock's distant cousin, had saved his life. Spock realizes that to put the present right again he must return to the past and become his own cousin to save himself.

Returning to the Vulcan of his childhood through the Guardian, Spock presents himself to his younger self as Selek, and subsequently saves the boy's life. In the process young Spock's pet "sehlat" is mortally injured. The boy chooses to compassionately end his pet's suffering and in doing so sets the young half-human, half-Vulcan on a path toward embracing Vulcan traditions. Upon returning to the present, Spock finds the timeline and his place on the USS Enterprise restored.

One of Our Planets is Missing
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Marc Daniels
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5371.3
Episode 7 The USS Enterprise crew learns that a massive, planet-destroying extragalactic entity has entered Federation space and threatens every planet in the galaxy. The starship intercepts the gaseous form in an inhabited planetary sector. Almost immediately the cloud envelops the planet Alondra, breaking it into small pieces in seconds. The cloud proceeds on a direct course for planet Mantilles, inhabited by nearly 100 million people. Due to its proximity to the cloud, the Enterprise is pulled inside and is threatened by an antimatter barrage.

The ship's shields barely hold together while Spock discovers that the cloud is a living entity with a brain. He also discovers that they can escape through the top of the entity if they act quickly. The Enterprise travels through the creature's body while antimatter continues to drain the ship's power. Scotty, however, is able to create a power regeneration system by using part of the entity's body. Kirk realizes that the only way to save the planet may be to kill the creature by exploding the Enterprise while inside. Instead, Spock mind-melds with the cloud and allows the creature to see glimpses of human life. The creature comes to understand that its food — planets — contains living creatures. The cloud allows the USS Enterprise to leave peacefully and agrees to depart the galaxy.

The Lorelei Signal
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Margaret Armen
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5483.7
Episode 6 The USS Enterprise enters an uncharted sector of space where Federation and Klingon vessels have been reported missing every 27 years. While in the Taurean system signals begin to affect the male crew, causing them to hallucinate about beautiful women in peaceful surroundings. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to the source of the signals. After arriving on the planet they are taken prisoner and rendered unconscious by a group of beautiful, golden skinned women. Scotty takes command of Enterprise but begins to act peculiar himself.

Upon waking, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy discover that they are aging rapidly as a result of life-draining headbands they are forced to wear. McCoy administers cortropine to counter the aging process while Spock, having obtained a communicator, unsuccessfully tries to contact the ship.

On board the Enterprise, Uhura has taken command due to Scotty's irrational behavior, while Nurse Chapel acts as Chief Medical Officer. Uhura orders an all-female landing party to transport down to rescue the men. The siren women explain to them that they had fled from a dying planet only to arrive on Taurus II where they encountered the life-draining force. The women developed a biological resistance to the force, effective only if they can replenish their own life-force every 27 years. Thus they capture men to drain their energy. The landing party eventually beams the male landing party back up to the ship just in time to replenish their life-force. Kirk agrees to transport the women to a safe world where they will again prosper.

More Tribbles, More Troubles
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by David Gerrold
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5329.4
Episode 1 While returning to a famine-ridden Sherman's planet with a cargo of quintotriticale, the USS Enterprise encounters a Klingon warship, commanded by Captain Koloth, who is detaining the trader Cyrano Jones. Kirk rescues Jones from the Klingon vessel and discovers him to be carrying a new breed of tribbles which have been genetically altered to slow their reproductive process. However, these tribbles are unable to resist the cargo of quintotriticale the USS Enterprise is carrying. The Enterprise crew soon realizes that the consumption causes the tribbles to grow to a tremendous size. So much so, that Jones' tribble-eating glommer is unable to devour them.

The Klingons return and demand that Kirk hand over Jones, accusing Jones of stealing the glommer from them. Instead of handing Jones over to the Klingons, Kirk returns the animal along with some of the tribbles.

The Survivor
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by James Schmerer
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5143.3
Episode 5 Near the Romulan/Federation Neutral Zone, a long-lost philanthropist, Carter Winston, is discovered on board a damaged one-man vessel. He is reunited with his fiancée, Lieutenant Anne Nored, on board the USS Enterprise. Immediately following their reunion, Winston tells her that he has changed and can no longer marry her. The Enterprise computer reveals that Winston is actually a shape-shifting Vendorian. Winston eventually takes the Captain's form and orders Sulu to steer the Enterprise into the Neutral Zone. Kirk discovers the ruse and orders the ship out of the Neutral Zone.

Romulan ships, having been advised of the breach of the Neutral Zone, surround the Enterprise. The Vendorian, disguised as an Enterprise crewman, damages the deflector shield, which requires two hours to repair. Later, the creature reveals his identity to Nored, explaining that her former fiancé is dead but since he had absorbed so many emotions from human males, he indeed can love her.

The Romulans proceed to attack the Enterprise. Realizing that he has put his love in jeopardy by destroying the ship's shields, the shape-shifter forms himself into a deflector shield around the ship. After the Romulans retreat, the Vendorian reveals that he is a spy for the Romulan Empire, but he could not allow Nored to die in battle. Kirk informs him that he will stand trial but his efforts to save the ship will be considered. Nored tells him that he is much like her former lover and that he will enjoy life on Earth, perhaps even together with her.


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