Episode 101

Friday 15 March 2024

A cursed away team, consisting of Captain Kirk and three redshirts, stand on the surface of a TOS-era alien planet. One of them, a striking young man, is brandishing his tricorder.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 2, Episode 13

Stardate: 3619.2

First broadcast on Friday 15 December 1967

A few tense moments this week, as a fragrant dikironium vampire kills a bunch of redshirts before threatening some characters with names and ultimately the Enterprise itself. But the real suspense comes from an entirely different direction: Will this episode teeter over the edge of camp into baffling semicompetence? Will Kirk’s obsession turn him from a jovial and beloved authority figure into a massive idiot? Will any cue from the Star Trek music library go unused? (No, no and no, fortunately.)

Duration: 1:06:55 · Recorded on Tuesday 5 March 2024 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series