The Enterprise is ordered to pursue a group of anti-establishment idealists who have stolen a space cruiser and made off for the mythical planet Eden. When the group pushes their stolen ship beyond its limits, the Enterprise is forced to rescue them by transporting them aboard. This merry band of space-hippies includes an insane leader (Dr. Sevrin), an academy drop-out and former love interest of Chekov (Irina), and the son of a Catullan ambassador (Tongo Rad). With the Federation undergoing fragile treaty negotiations with the Catullans, Kirk is ordered by Starfleet to treat the dissidents with "extreme tolerance." Kirk finds the group and its leader too difficult to deal with while Spock maintains a deep curiosity about their ideals. Kirk appoints Spock as liaison for the group during their stay on the Enterprise. Dr. Sevrin demands to be taken to Eden, but Kirk refuses on the grounds that his orders from Starfleet dictate that the group be taken to the nearest star base. While ...
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This was the only episode of Star Trek TOS that contain original music with lyrics. Other songs sung during the series were standards.. Uhura sings "Charlie is Our Darling" in Star Trek: The Original Series: Charlie X
(1966) and "Captain" O'Reilly sings "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen" in Star Trek: The Original Series: The Naked Time
(1966). The only other original song from the series to have lyrics was the title song, but they were never recorded for the series because they were written by Gene Roddenberry
shortly before cancellation so that he could get half of Alexander Courage
's ongoing rights to the theme song. See more
As Spock is introducing the Vulcan Lute in his cabin to Adam his finger movements do not correspond with the pitch of the played note. See more
There are many who are... uncomfortable with what we have created. It is almost a biological rebellion, a profound revulsion against the planned communities, the programming, the sterilized, artfully balanced atmospheres. They... hunger for an Eden where spring comes.
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Referenced in Talking Saul: Mabel
I See You
Performed by Deborah Downey
and Charles Napier See more