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The Enterprise Incident 

An apparently insane Capt. Kirk has the Enterprise deliberately enter the Romulan Neutral Zone where the ship is immediately captured by the enemy.

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (created by), D.C. Fontana | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Joanne Linville ... Romulan Commander
Jack Donner ... Tal
James Doohan ... Scott
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
George Takei ... Sulu
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Majel Barrett ... Nurse Chapel
Richard Compton Richard Compton ... Technical Officer
Robert Gentile Robert Gentile ... Technician
Mike Howden Mike Howden ... Romulan Guard
Gordon Coffey ... Romulan Soldier
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Storyline

The Enterprise deliberately crosses the Neutral Zone, on Kirk's orders, into Romulan space and is promptly surrounded by Romulan warships, each equipped with a "cloaking device" that renders it undetectable. Spock betrays the apparently irrational and paranoid Kirk to the Romulan commander, a woman who is obviously attracted to Spock. A deadly game between Kirk, Spock and the Romulans risks not only the Enterprise but the tenuous cease-fire between the Romulans and the Federation. Written by Tom D.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In this episode Spock scans space out to one-half parsec and says that there are no ships present. As the Enterprise enters the Neutral Zone Romulan ships appear from nowhere. Later Spock says that the Romulans must have invented a cloaking device but they already knew the Romulans had one as they witnessed it in use in Star Trek: Balance of Terror (1966), and the fact that their whole mission is surrounded around trying to obtain said cloaking device. See more »

Goofs

In the early second scene in the briefing room, where Spock reveals to the Enterprise officers that the Neutral Zone was breached on Kirk's orders, two officers are shown in the background. One is wearing a gold tunic indicating he is a member of Command or Navigation with commander insignia on the sleeve (holding the same rank as Dr. McCoy and Mr. Scott and outranking both Chekov and Sulu.) Another is a "red shirt" indicating he is a member of Security, Engineering, or Communications and that contains stripes indicating a Lt. Cmdr. ranking (the same as Spock) which would in turn indicate that he outranks both Lt. Uhura and Mr. Scott! No explanation or other identification is provided. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. McCoy: [voice-over] Enterprise Medical Log, stardate 5027.3, Dr. Leonard McCoy recording. I'm concerned about Captain Kirk. He shows indications of increasing tension and emotional stress.
Chekov: I have completed the assignment, Captain: a theoretical incursion...
Captain James T. Kirk: Yes, Mr. Chekov, I can read, and as usual, your theoretical evaluations do not tally with mine. Return to your duty, and I'll let you know when your work is satisfactory. Mr. Spock, full sensor scan on the region, please.
Spock: I did give a ...
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Alternate Versions

Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek Continues: To Boldly Go: Part I (2017) See more »

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Strategically Interesting
3 May 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

After the ludicrous "Spock's Brain," this is a decent episode, worthy of praise. Kirk puts the Enterprise in grave danger by crossing into the neutral zone. Soon the Romulans are at the door, threatening to take over Kirk's ship. Their ships have been cloaked which poses a threat to the Federation. Kirk responds by threatening to blow up the Enterprise if they don't back off. This leads to an exchange of crew members, Spock going to the Romulan ship. While there, he strikes up a romantic thing with the beautiful Romulan commander. Vulcans and Romulans come from the same roots and she sees him as a potential ally. The reason this works so well is that we are not privy to what Kirk and Spock are up to. Kirk seems utterly insane and Spock seems to be a traitor, but we know, don't we? It is interesting to see someone beside Kirk putting the moves on an attractive female alien. The conclusion is satisfactory and worth the wait.


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