Star trek: The original series 1.04b - The naked time
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
Episode propagandaThe Enterprise arrives at Psi-2000, to rescue a science team from the imminent destruction of the planet, only to find that the scientists are all dead. Beaming back to the ship, the landing party unwittingly bring aboard a disease. As it spreads throughout the crew, the ship begins to spiral to destruction as Lieutenant Kevin Riley (Bruce Hyde) shuts down the engines...
Persons of interest
- William Shatner .... Captain James Tiberius Kirk
- Leonard Nimoy .... Commander Spock
- Deforest Kelley .... Doctor Leonard H McCoy
- James Doohan .... Lieutenant Montgomery Scott
- Nichelle Nichols .... Lieutenant Uhura
- George Takei .... Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
- Walter Koenig .... Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov
- Majel Barrett .... Nurse Christine Chapel
- Grace Lee Whitney .... Yeoman Janice Rand
- Stewart Moss .... Joe Tormolen
- John Bellah .... Doctor Harrison
- John DF Black .... Screenwriter
- Marc Daniels .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- FYI: The naked time was paid homage (ripped off) in the Next generation episode The naked now.
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
Intelligence reportUhura takes the helm!
Uhura has always been my favourite character in Star trek, perhaps because she represented so many repressed minorities/underdogs, yet she comes out trumps as a Lieutenant in Starfleet: competent, capable, creative, talented and beautiful. That red dress (which started out gold, but was changed because red looked better) did things to my pre-pubescent brain that don't bear thinking about.
Anyhoo, the other best part about this episode is that everyone is exposed to their greatest weakness: Spock's Human emotions, Sulu's wild streak, Kirk's love for his ship. And through it all, their struggle to keep the ship alive. It's a wonderfully tense and dramatic moment in the history of the Enterprise and also a very entertaining one.
Security censorship classification
PG (Low level violence)
Not for public release in Australia before date
DVD retail: 9 September2004