Assignment: Earth
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Spectre of the Gun
©1968 Paramount Pictures Corp. and Norway Corp.
All rights reserved.
Episode 55 Episode 56
Airdate March 29, 1968 Airdate October 25, 1968

Catalog Number 60040-028
Running Time 100 minutes
Retail Price $19.98
Issued July 10, 2001
Languages / Channels English 5.1
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Assignment: Earth
Directed by Marc Daniels
Written by Gene Roddenberry and Art Wallace
Produced by John Meredyth Lucas
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
Guest Stars Robert Lansing
Teri Garr
Stardate Unknown
Enterprise returns to 20th Century!

On a research voyage to 1968, the Enterprise intercepts a humanoid space traveller named Gary Seven (Robert Lansing). Seven claims he's an Earthman raised on another planet whose mission is to save Earth from destroying itself. Can Kirk trust this mysterious visitor? If not, Seven warns that World War III is about to start, and Earth's history will be changed forever!

This episode was actually a "pilot" for a proposed new series by Gene Roddenberry.


Spectre of the Gun
Directed by Vince McEveety
Written by Lee Cronin
Produced by Fred Freiberger
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
Guest Stars Ron Soble
Bonnie Beecher
Stardate 4385.3
Shootout in the old west!

When Kirk ignores a warning buoy guarding Melkotian space, the Melkots demand punishment for Kirk and company on their bizarre planet. In a 19th-century Earth "Wild West" town, Kirk and the others are forced to play the roles of the notorious Clanton gang. They're ordered to face the Earps in the "Gunfight at the OK Corral!" And historically, the Clantons died in that shootout.

James "Scotty" Doohan again provides the voice of some non-person thing. This time it's the warning buoy.


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