The Return of the Archons
©1978 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  22     Airdate:  February 9, 1967
Space Seed
©1978 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  24     Airdate:  February 16, 1967
A Taste of Armageddon
©1978 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  23     Airdate:  February 23, 1967
This Side of Paradise
©1978 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  25     Airdate:  March 2, 1967

Catalog Number 05092-6
Running Time 200 minutes
Issued August 31, 2004
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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24 5.14 mb/s 8 50min 20sec
23 4.96 mb/s 7 50min 20sec
25 4.97 mb/s 8 50min 20sec

The Return of the Archons
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Teleplay by Boris Sobekman
Story by Gene Roddenberry
Produced by Gene L. Coon
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Guest Stars Harry Townes
Torin Thatcher
Featuring DeForest Kelley
Stardate 3156.2
Group mind control threatens Enterprise crew!

When the Enterprise visits Beta III to learn what happened to the U.S.S. Archon a century ago, Kirk and company find a planet of blissful people controlled by "Landru," an omniscient ruler. Landru absorbed the Archons into "the Body" - a fate that awaits Kirk's crew unless he can find a way to destroy Landru. And he'd better hurry - the Enterprise is being pulled from orbit!

Gene Roddenberry took the name "Archons" from a social club he belonged to while in high school.


Space Seed
Directed by Marc Daniels
Teleplay by Gene L. Coon and Carey Wilber
Story by Carey Wilber
Produced by Gene L. Coon
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Guest Stars Ricardo Montalban
Madlyn Rhue
Featuring DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Stardate 3141.9
Meet the original Khan!

The Enterprise encounters the S.S. Botany Bay, a 20th century Earth "sleeper ship" adrift in space. The leader of the surviving crew, Khan Noonian Singh (Ricardo Montalban) is revived and immediately plots to take over the Enterprise! A product of the 1990s race of genetically engineered "supermen," Khan has extraordinary powers, both mental and physical. Will they prove too much for Kirk?

This episode led to the sequel movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.


A Taste of Armageddon
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Teleplay by Robert Hammer and Gene L. Coon
Story by Gene L. Coon
Produced by Gene L. Coon
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Guest Stars David Opatoshu
Gene Lyons
Stardate 3192.1
Enterprise declared a war casualty!

Kirk is warned not approach Eminiar VII, but Ambassador Robert Fox (Gene Lyons) insists they continue on course to establish diplomatic contact. There, they learn that war has raged between Eminiar VII and nearby Vendikar for 500 years - a war fought by computers! Whenever a "hit" is proclaimed, citizens dutifully march to disintegration machines. When the computer declares the Enterprise "destroyed," Kirk and company are taken hostage and ordered to face death!


This Side of Paradise
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Teleplay by D.C. Fontana
Story by Nathan Butler and D.C. Fontana
Produced by Gene L. Coon
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Guest Stars Jill Ireland
Frank Overton
Featuring DeForest Kelley
Stardate 3417.3
Spock in love!

On Omicron Ceti III, the Enterprise discovers the colonists unaffected after three years' exposure to deadly Berthold rays. Spock is reunited with an old friend, Leila Kalomi (Jill Ireland), who exposes him to strange spores causing Spock to release his emotions, and he promptly declares his love for her. The spores affect the entire Enterprise crew, which has beamed down to the planet. Kirk, under the spores' influence, prepares to abandon ship. But if he leaves, no one can beam back up!


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