Whom Gods Destroy

Star Trek ClassicStardate 5718.3: The Enterprise is carrying a new drug to the mental hospital on Elba II, where it is hoped that the last dangerously insane patients in the Federation can finally be treated. But when Kirk and Spock beam down, they do not realize that the facilities have been taken over by the inmates, led by Garth, a former Starfleet captain who has also become a shape-shifter. Before anyone on the Enterprise realizes what is transpiring on Elba II, Garth has activated a shield to prevent the landing party from escaping.

Order this episode on DVDDownload this episode via Amazon's Unboxteleplay by Lee Erwin
story by Lee Erwin and Jerry Sohl
directed by Herb Wallerstein
music by Fred Steiner

Guest Cast: James Doohan (Mr. Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Steve Ihnat (Garth), Yvonne Craig (Marta), Richard Geary (Andorian), Gary Downey (Tellarite), Keye Luke (Cory)

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The Time Trap

Star Trek ClassicStardate 5252.2: The Enterprise undertakes a hazardous exploration of the Delta Triangle, an area of space where starships have been disappearing for centuries. A chance encounter with a Klingon battlecruiser in the Delta Triangle results in a brief exchange of fire – and then the Klingon vessel vanishes. Two other Klingon ships approach, promising vengeance upon Kirk and his ship. Kira orders a course heading for the precise coordinates where the first Klingon ship disappeared, and the Enterprise is sucked into an unknown region filled with the debris of ships, some of them centuries old. Another encounter with the Klingon ship proves that weapons are useless here – and then the captains of the two ships are beamed off their respective bridges to meet with the Council of Elysia. The Council is comprised of beings who have found themselves stranded in this region, including Vulcans, Orions, Romulans, Tellarites, Phylosians, Andorians, Gorn and others – and they implore Kirk and his old enemy Kor to give up their hopes for escape. What the council of Elysia does not anticipate is an agreement between the Federation and Klingon crews to pool their resources …but even as the joint venture begins, one of the two captains is planning to do away with the other.

Order the DVDswritten by Joyce Perry
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: James Doohan (Kor), James Doohan (Zarius), George Takei (Kiri), Nichelle Nichols (Devna), Nichelle Nichols (Magon), James Doohan (Kel), James Doohan (Enterprise security officer)

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The Pirates of Orion

Star Trek ClassicStardate 6334.1: A small epidemic of choriocytosis strikes the Enterprise crew, but it is considered a minor bug until Spock contracts the disease, which can be fatal to Vulcans. Worse yet, the antidote that will save Spock’s life is a rare substance, and the nearest source is four days away. When Orion pirates attack a ship ferrying the vital medicine to the Enterprise, Kirk embarks on a risky quest not only for Spock’s sake, but for the freedom of the space shipping lanes…but the price of securing that freedom could be the destruction of the Enterprise.

Season 2 Regular Voice Cast: William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy), James Doohan (Mr. Scott), George Takei (Lt. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura), James Doohan (Lt. Arrex), Majel Barrett (Nurse Chapel)

Order the DVDswritten by Howard Weinstein
directed by Hal Sutherland
music by Yvette Blais & Jeff Michael

Guest Voice Cast: James Doohan (Captain O’Shea), James Doohan (Orion Commander)

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Borderland

Star Trek: EnterpriseA Klingon Bird of Prey ensnares a smaller ship in its tractor beams, and the Klingons are unimpressed by the human crew – until they overpower the Klingons with superhuman speed and strength, killing the entire crew. Word of the incident reaches Starfleet Headquarters, and Captain Archer and the Enterprise crew are assigned to rein in the humans. Believed to be augments – genetically engineered super-humans left over from the Eugenics Wars – these humans are believed to have been born from frozen embryos stolen by an amoral geneticist, Dr. Arik Soong. Imprisoned after he refused to tell the authorities of the augments’ whereabouts, Soong is brought aboard the Enterprise under heavy security. En route to intercept the augments’ ship, the Enterprise is attacked by Orion slavers, who kidnap nine crew members to sell into slavery, including T’Pol. Archer and Soong beam down to the Orions’ nearest planet to recover the missing crew members, but Soong takes advantage of the opportunity to escape from Archer. His attempt to get away is short-lived, but once brought back aboard the Enterprise, he begins to transmit a homing signal, bringing the augments in their stolen Bird of Prey to rescue him. Leaving the Enterprise crippled in space, Soong joins his “children” and sets them on a course to recover more of their kind…

Get this season on DVDwritten by Ken LaZebnik
directed by David Livingston
music by Dennis McCarthy & Kevin Kiner

Guest Cast: Brent Spiner (Arik Soong), Alec Newman (Malik), Abby Brammell (Persis), Joel West (Raakin), Big Show (Orion Slaver #1), David Power (Pierce), J.G. Hertzler (Klingon Captain), Dayo Ade (Klingon Tactical Officer), Gary Kasper (Orion Slaver #2), Bobbi Sue Luther (Orion Slave Woman), Thom Williams (Klingon Soldier #1)

Star Trek: EnterpriseNotes: Arik Soong is the father of Noonian Soong, the cyberneticist who invented the Enterprise-D’s Lt. Commander Data. As Arik obviously admires the augments of the Eugenics Wars, it’s not inconceivable that he could have named his son after one of the leaders of the augments, Khan Noonien Singh (Space Seed, Star Trek II). In reality, both characters, created by Gene Roddenberry, were named after an acquaintance of Roddenberry’s, and no direct link between the two was envisioned by him, though this neatly ties up the similarities in their names.) Guest star J.G. Hertzler portrays yet another Klingon, something he’s been doing since his recurring role as General Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (he made an earlier appearance as another character in Judgement). Alec Newman made his genre mark as Paul Atreides in Sci-Fi Channel’s two miniseries based on Frank Herbert’s “Dune” novels.

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Bound

Star Trek: EnterpriseThe Enterprise encounters an Orion trading vessel whose captain, Harrad-Sar, claims to have an offer that Captain Archer can’t refuse. Harrad-Sar says he’s found a planet loaded with the ore needed to build new warp cores, but the Orion Syndicate doesn’t have the means to extract it; the Orions want to form a pact with Starfleet for the ore. As a token of his good will, the Orion captain also gives Archer something else: three tantalizing Orion dancers, whose female charms quickly overpower everything from common sense to the command structure aboard the Enterprise, even affecting Archer’s judgement. Phlox detects unusually powerful pheromones capable of swaying just about any male crewmember, but Trip alone isn’t affected at all – and T’Pol thinks she knows why.

Get this season on DVDwritten by Manny Coto
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway

Guest Cast: William Lucking (Harrad-Sar), Cyia Batten (Navaar), Derek Magyar (Kelby), Crystal Allen (D’Nesh), Menina Fortunato (Maras), Christopher Jewett (Crewman #1), Duncan K. Fraser (Crewman #2)

Notes: Cyia Batten, seen here in green skin and not much else, was the first of several actresses to play the role of Tora Ziyal, Gul Dukat’s half-Bajoran, half-Cardassian daughter on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. William Lucking also appeared on DS9 as Furel, a former resistance comrade of Major Kira’s, in Shakaar and The Darkness And The Light.

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