The Devil in the Dark

Episode 115

Friday 21 June 2024

In a dark blue cave, a concerned Spock is touching a surface  that might be organic or might be rock. Is he mind melding with a silicon based lifeform?

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 1, Episode 25

Stardate: 3196.1

First broadcast on Thursday 9 March 1967

A terrifying cave monster attacks a bunch of miners in pastel jumpsuits and burns them alive: it must be killed to ensure a continuing supply of raw materials for the engines of capitalism. But then, of course, we reach out, learn that the monster is a person, and thereby discover a terrifying truth about ourselves. A triumph: literally the thing that Star Trek is for.

Duration: 1:07:35 · Recorded on Tuesday 4 June 2024 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series