Stardate 1672.1: As a landing party surveys a planet, a transporter malfunction splits Kirk into an aggressive aspect and a timid one. The aggressive Kirk threatens the security of the ship and crew, while the passive one tries to maintain his sanity and ability to command. In the meantime, the cause of the transporter problems haven’t been determined, stranding Sulu and the team in the planet’s subfreezing night temperatures while the two sides of Kirk’s personality fight for control of the Enterprise.
written by Richard Matheson
directed by Leo Penin
music by Sol Kaplan
Cast: William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Rand), George Takei (Sulu), James Doohan (Scott), Edward Madden (Fisher), Garland Thompson (Wilson), Jim Goodwin (Farrell)
Notes: Writer Richard Matheson had already contributed over a dozen scripts to The Twilight Zone, and his novel “I Am Legend” – the source of most modern zombie mythology – had already seen its first screen adaptation as The Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price; “I Am Legend” would later be remade as The Omega Man (starring Charlton Heston) and finally under its original title in 2007 with Will Smith. Matheson also wrote for the revivals of Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, and wrote the poorly-received miniseries adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “The Martian Chronicles”.
LogBook entry by Earl Green