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Star trek: The original series 1.05a - What are little girls made of?

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The acclaimed medic and fiancé to Christine Chapel (Majel Barrett), Doctor Roger Korby (Michael Strong) has been lost for five years on the planet Exo III. Attempting to determine his fate, the crew of the Enterprise discover that he is living in tunnels, beneath the frozen surface. Korby has made a staggering discovery which could have universal repercussions...

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
  • Sherry Jackson .... Andrea
  • Ted Cassidy .... Ruk
  • Harry Basch .... Doctor Brown
  • Vince Deadrick .... Matthews
  • Budd Albright .... Rayburn
  • Robert Bloch .... Screenwriter
  • James Goldstone .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Nurse Chapel getting into the swing of things!

The staggering discovery, if you want to know, is the ability to create an android body, and then to transfer a Humanoid mind into it, ensuring perfect health, improved senses, greater strength and, just by the by, immortality. The initial repercussions are obvious - the effect on humanoid society would be immense - but what Kirk and Chapel learn is that human beings weren't meant to be confined to a computer mind and the forced logic paths of an android body.

This story is about that realisation of danger and the struggle to bring it to a safe and providential conclusion. We see Starfleet as an exemplar of the UFP's humane morality, just as it is today. There are some unnervingly bad effects, but we can forgive them for being made in the 60s.

My favourite part is when Kirk's duplicate says to Spock that he's "sick of your damned interference you Vulcan half-breed!"

Thank the goddess for progress.

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 9 September2004

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