Star Trek The Original Series: Episode Synopsis

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Pilots

THE CAGE (unaired pilot)

Capt. Christopher Pike is captured by aliens with mental abilities.

WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE

Gary Mitchell, a friend of Kirk, receives god-like powers.

Season 1: 2270

THE MAN TRAP

A "salt-monster" assumes the form of one of McCoy's former loves.

CHARLIE X

A teenager who has god-like powers falls for Yeoman Rand.

THE NAKED TIME

Everyone gets drunk, and lots of funny stuff happens.

THE ENEMY WITHIN

A transporter malfunction splits Kirk into good-Kirk and evil-Kirk.

MUDD'S WOMEN

Harry Mudd is selling three beautiful women to miners.

WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?

Kirk outwits an evil scientist who makes a duplicate-Kirk.

MIRI

The crew find "street kids" on an Earth-like planet with no adults.

DAGGER OF THE MIND

Kirk gets put in the evil mind-control chair.

THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER

Kirk outwits an enemy ship with a big bluff.

THE MENAGERIE PART I

Spock kidnaps a crippled Pike, steals the Enterprise, and is put on trial.

THE MENAGERIE PART II

The trial turns out to be fake, and Pike is returned to normal by aliens.

THE CONSCIENCE OF THE KING

The crew meet an acting troupe whose leader is suspected of mass-murder.

BALANCE OF TERROR

Kirk outwits a Romulan commander in a "chess-like" space battle.

SHORE LEAVE

The crew find an "amusement park" planet where thoughts become reality.

THE GALILEO SEVEN

Marooned on a planet, Spock leads the crew while big aliens try to kill them.

THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS

Kirk outwits a god-like being who turns out to be a child.

ARENA

Kirk battles a big lizard on a rocky planet.

TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY

The Enterprise is flung to 20th century Earth, where they meet an Air Force pilot.

COURT-MARTIAL

Kirk is accused of murdering one of his crew.

THE RETURN OF THE ARCHONS

Sulu and others are absorbed by an alien, so Kirk outwits a computer.

SPACE SEED

The crew meet Khan, a super-powered dictator from Earth's past.

A TASTE OF ARMAGEDDON

The crew find a planet where computers simulate wars.

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

The crew is possessed by spores on an agricultural planet.

THE DEVIL IN THE DARK

A silicon-based creature, the horta, is killing people on a mining planet.

ERRAND OF MERCY

The crew and some Klingons meet the Organians, peaceful god-like beings.

THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR

Lazarus and his evil anti-matter self battle each other.

THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER

Kirk and Spock follow McCoy into Earth's past where they meet Joan Collins.

OPERATION: ANNIHILATE!

A flying pancake attaches itself to Spock's back.

Season 2: 2271

AMOK TIME

Kirk and Spock battle it out in a Vulcan ceremony over Spock's fiancee.

WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?

The crew meet Apollo, the Greek god (no, really!).

THE CHANGELING

Kirk outwits a powerful probe that threatens to kill the crew.

MIRROR, MIRROR

The crew meet their evil counterparts, and Spock's has a beard.

THE APPLE

Kirk battles a stone idol on a primitive world.

THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE

A giant hollow log with fireworks inside eats planets and ships.

CATSPAW

Kirk and crew are put in a dungeon in Star Trek's "Halloween" episode.

I, MUDD

Harry Mudd and the crew outwit a colony of androids.

METAMORPHOSIS

The crew find Zephram Cochran, kept alive for years by a cloud-entity.

JOURNEY TO BABEL

Sarek, Spock's ill father, accompanies other diplomats on the Enterprise.

FRIDAY'S CHILD

In trying to prevent a Klingon alliance on a planet, Kirk screws things up.

THE DEADLY YEARS

Kirk and crew succumb to an aging disease.

OBSESSION

Kirk fights a cloud-entity from his past.

WOLF IN THE FOLD

Mr. Scott is accused of murder, but it turns out to be Jack the Ripper.

THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES

Fuzzy little creatures who multiply rapidly cause problems on the Enterprise.

THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION

Kirk and crew are captured by god-like beings to fight in games.

A PIECE OF THE ACTION

Kirk and crew beam down to a Chicago-style gangster planet.

THE IMMUNITY SYNDROME

A giant amoeba threatens the galaxy.

A PRIVATE LITTLE WAR

Kirk offers weapons to natives since the Klingons are supplying their enemies.

RETURN TO TOMORROW

Aliens borrow the bodies of Kirk, Spock, and a doctor, then want to keep them.

PATTERNS OF FORCE

A Starfleet professor has created a duplicate Nazi Germany on another world.

BY ANY OTHER NAME

The crew are turned into hexagons by aliens from another galaxy.

THE OMEGA GLORY

A Starfleet captain ignores the Prime Directive for supposed immortality.

THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER

The M-5, a new computer, takes control of the Enterprise during war games.

BREAD AND CIRCUSES

The crew find an Earth-like planet where the Roman Empire never fell.

ASSIGNMENT: EARTH

The crew go back in time and meet Gary Seven, an agent from another planet.

Season 3: 2272

SPOCK'S BRAIN

Some aliens steal Spock's brain to manage their planet (no, really!).

THE ENTERPRISE INCIDENT

Kirk and Spock outwit a female Romulan Commander, Kirk with pointy ears.

THE PARADISE SYNDROME

Kirk gets amnesia and becomes a god to native tribesmen.

AND THE CHILDREN SHALL LEAD

Children take over the ship, but Kirk outwits them.

IS THERE IN TRUTH NO BEAUTY?

A telepathic doctor, an ugly alien in a little black box, and Spock "collide".

SPECTRE OF THE GUN

Kirk and crew are transported to a simulation of the O.K. Corral.

THE DAY OF THE DOVE

Kirk and crew, together with the Klingons, outwit a "hate-fed" alien.

FOR THE WORLD IS HOLLOW AND I HAVE TOUCHED THE SKY

McCoy falls for a priestess on a planet that will collide with another planet.

THE THOLIAN WEB

Aliens traps the Enterprise in a energy web while Kirk's ghost floats around.

PLATO'S STEPCHILDREN

Kirk and crew are manipulated by god-like beings for amusement.

WINK OF AN EYE

Kirk is "kidnapped" by a race of aliens that move really fast.

THE EMPATH

A mute woman who is empathic must save Kirk, Spock, and McCoy.

ELAAN OF TROYIUS

Kirk falls in love with a beautiful woman (surprise!).

WHOM GODS DESTROY

An insane shape-shifter becomes Kirk's duplicate.

LET THAT BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD

A white/black slave runs from a black/white man.

THE MARK OF GIDEON

Kirk and a young woman wander around an empty Enterprise.

THAT WHICH SURVIVES

A beautiful woman materializes, kills people, and disappears again.

THE LIGHTS OF ZETAR

A cloud-entity possesses the woman Scotty loves.

REQUIEM FOR METHUSELAH

Kirk and crew encounter Flint, a being who has been da Vinci, Brahms, etc.

THE WAY TO EDEN

Kirk and crew find a young group of space hippies who are looking for Eden.

THE CLOUDMINDERS

The crew find a mining planet with rulers in a cloud city oppressing miners.

THE SAVAGE CURTAIN

Kirk and Spock meet Abraham Lincoln and Surak and they all fight bad guys.

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS

Spock and McCoy are transported to an ice planet while searching for Kirk.

TURNABOUT INTRUDER

A hateful doctor transfers her mind into Kirk's body.

Star Trek: The Motion Pictures


1. The Motion Picture

Released: 7-12-1979
Stardate: 7412.6

An old earth probe Voyager comes back modified as V'ger, threatening the safety of earth and it's inhabitants searching for what it thinks is it's god/creator, bonds with humans to gain creativity and vanishes.

2. The Wrath of Kahn

Released: 4-6-1982
Stardate: 8130.3

Khan (TOS episode "Space Seed") returns for revenge for Kirk exiling his group on a desert world. He steals the USS Reliant and attacks the Enterprise. He is destroyed in the Mutara nebula igniting the Genesis device, while spock gave his life to save the crew.

3. The Search for Spock

Released: 1-6-1984
Stardate: 8210.3

Kirk learns that Spock's essence is stored in McCoy, to which he breaks Starfleet regulations, stealing the Enterprise, and goes to the Genesis planet to recover spock's body. Meanwhile, the Klingons attack the USS Grissom who investigates the Genesis planet. The Enterprise is destroyed, and Spock is revived on Vulcan. 4. The Voyage Home Released: 26-11-1986
Stardate: 8390.0

The crew travels back to 1986 to bring back whales to appease the "Probe", to which is decimating earth in it's search for whales. Kirk is demoted for actions in "The Search for Spock", degraded from admiral to captain, and given command of the Enterprise NCC 1701-A, newly commissioned.

5. The Final Frontier

Released: 9-6-1989
Stardate: 8454.1

The Enterprise is hijacked by Spock's brother Sybok to go to the center of the galaxy to find god. Sybok gets killed in the process.

6. The Undiscovered Country

Released: 6-12-1991
Stardate: 9521.6

A Klingon and Starfleet peace conference is interrupted by a saboteur aboard the Enterprise. Kirk and McCoy are tried in a Klingon court, sentenced to a work camp, rescued, and brought the offending Klingons and a Vulcan to justice.