The Jihad
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  14     Airdate:  January 12, 1974
The Terratin Incident
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  15     Airdate:  November 17, 1973
The Eye of the Beholder
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  16     Airdate:  January 5, 1974
Once Upon a Planet
©1973 Filmation Associates-Norway Production. All rights reserved.
Episode:  17     Airdate:  November 3, 1973

Catalog Number PILA-140604
Format Extended Play CLV
Languages English
Japanese
Table of Contents
Running Time 96 minutes
Side Chapters Running Time
7 6 48min 55sec
8 6 48min 42sec
12 97min 37sec
Pressing Location Pioneer LDC - Japan
Retail Price Available in
Box Set Only
Issued March 8, 1997

Multi Audio

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The Jihad
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Stephen Kandel
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5683.1
Episode 14 The USS Enterprise arrives at the Vedala asteroid, where Kirk and Spock are summoned to learn about a stolen religious artifact that could ignite a galaxy-wide holy war, a jihad. A team of specialists are called in to recover the item with Kirk and Spock: Tchar the hereditary prince of the Skorr, Sord a powerful reptilian, a master lockpick Em/3/Green, and Lara a great hunter.

The Vedalan tells the team that the artifact dates back two centuries, when Tchar's people were fighters and a religious leader, Alar, came to teach fundamentals of peace. Alar's brain patterns were preserved in the sculpture, the "Soul of the Skorr." Now the device has been stolen and is hidden on the very unstable "mad planet." The Vedala transports the group to the planet where they encounter harsh weather, quakes, volcanic lava flow, and severe winds. After barely escaping a lava river, the team finds itself nearing a position that Tchar had originally spotted from the air.

Tchar flies ahead to investigate the fortress in which the object is kept. Meanwhile, Kirk and Lara scout ahead to explore the terrain. Rejoining the group, they head for the fortress on foot to rendezvous with Tchar. Upon reaching the structure, Em/3/Green picks the lock, but the team is attacked by a group of mechanical birds who are protecting the building. They narrowly make it inside and after surviving a set of traps, they find the sculpture, but conclude that it must have been Tchar who originally stole the object. Tchar admits his treachery, saying that his people have become a docile race, and the ensuing war will make them great again. Tchar tells them that their mission must always remain secret so that no one will learn about the treachery. Kirk and Spock return to the USS Enterprise noting that, remarkably, only two minutes had passed since they beamed to the asteroid.

The Terratin Incident
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Paul Schneider
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5577.3
Episode 15 The USS Enterprise receives a garbled message while exploring the dead supernova, Arachna. The only comprehensible portion of the signal, which emanates from the star Cepheus, is the word "terratin." Upon investigation the USS Enterprise encounters a planet of crystalline structure, barraged by volcanic activity. While in orbit, a flash of light passes through the ship, paralyzing the crew.

Then the crew begins to realize that all organic matter on the ship is shrinking; all body molecules are degenerating. Spock calculates that in a matter of minutes the entire crew will stand centimeters tall. By using man-made ladders, the crew gets to the bridge consoles and use their collective strength to press the transporter buttons. Kirk transports to the planet's surface and immediately grows to full size, since the transporter can change all matter to previously detailed size and shape. While on the planet, Kirk encounters a miniature city, but is shortly beamed back to the ship by the transporter's automatic settings.

Upon returning, he discovers that his crew has been transported off the ship to the planet surface. Kirk threatens the miniature city, demanding the crew's return. The leader informs Kirk that the lightning attack was the only way to get the attention of the starship, because their city is being threatened by volcanic activity. Spock discovers the Terratin natives to be mutated descendants of a missing scientific expedition; the survivors had named the planet Terra Ten. The crew is transported back to the ship, but since the Terratins cannot be restored to their original size, they and their entire city are beamed aboard the USS Enterprise to be taken to a more stable planet.

The Eye of the Beholder
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by David P. Harmon
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5501.2
Episode 16 The disappearance of a scientific team lures the USS Enterprise to investigate near Lactra VII. The Starship Ariel is located there, abandoned, with the Captain having transported to the planet's surface. The USS Enterprise crew beams down to discover a series of unusually juxtaposed environments. On the planet the crew meets the Lactrans, a group of 20-foot slugs with intelligent capacities far beyond their own; they capture the USS Enterprise crew and imprison them along with the three remaining Ariel crew members. Ariel's Lieutenant Randolph has become ill, but the Lactrans are unaware, as their methods of communication are highly sophisticated.

Spock can partially read the Lactran thoughts; he realizes that they are much more advanced than Vulcans and they are amused by his attempts at communication. Spock tricks a Lactran child to bring him a communicator and medical kit that are located outside a force field. Kirk contacts the ship and they are beamed up along with the child. On the starship, the child reads all the information contained in the library computer, but the child's parents are worried and almost kill Kirk in an attempt to contact him. Scotty beams down with the child, who learns that humans are not pets for Lactran amusement. The child informs the other Lactrans, who release the crew from confinement and the ships leaves with a message from the Lactrans "humans may return when they grow up, in 20 or 30 centuries."

Once Upon a Planet
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Written by Len Jenson & Chuck Menville
Produced by Lou Scheimer & Norm Prescott
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Majel Barrett
George Takei
Nichelle Nichols
Stardate 5591.2
Episode 17 The USS Enterprise returns to the amusement planet where the crew had once taken shore leave. The crew begin imagining their fantasies when things go wrong: McCoy envisions a southern Earth plantation, but instead the Queen of Hearts appears screaming "Off with his head!" followed by the arrival of a spear throwing deck of cards. When Uhura tries to rescue McCoy, she is captured by a hovercraft robot. McCoy informs Kirk of the dangerous situation, whereupon all crew members are recalled to the starship.

Realizing that Uhura is still trapped on the planet, Kirk attempts to contact the planet's Keeper. Kirk's landing party discovers the Keeper's tombstone, and notices that the planet, lacking the Keeper's influence, has become a dangerous world run by robots. The robots begin to pester the crew and the orbiting Enterprise.

Deep underground, Uhura tries to outwit the planet's master computer, while Kirk and Spock trick it into allowing them passage into the inner caves. The crew convince the computer of its usefulness as a peaceful and creative conscience and it ends the malfunctions on the planet and starship. While the crew returns to enjoy their shore leave, Spock continues discussions with the master computer.


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