Star Trek

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/22/66
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  • Episode Description
  • While exploring the edge of the galaxy, the Enterprise encounters an energy barrier that gives two crewmen godlike powers.

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Theiss

  • Leonard Nimoy

    Mr. Spock

  • Walter M. Jefferies

  • Rolland M. Brooks

  • John Foley

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Captain Kirk struggles with a dilemma when his friend begins to turn into a God.

    By Celedorian, Jul 31, 2010

  • Fantastic episode of the classic show.

    By burywmore, May 16, 2009

  • At the galactic barrier, a bolt of energy gives Kirk's old friend Gary Mitchell god-like powers, slowly changing his personality and endangering the ship. A great second pilot and a terrific episode...

    By Jay-Spacedust, Oct 19, 2008

  • The second pilot of the cult show is great.

    By Havin_A_Laff, Oct 16, 2008

  • This is the only 10 I awarded.

    By dfkhersduier, May 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Kirk: What makes you so right and a trained psychiatrist wrong? Spock: Because she feels. I don't. All I know is logic.

    • Mitchell: Time to pray, Captain. Pray to me. Kirk: To you? Not to both of you? Mitchell: Pray that you die easily. Kirk: There'll only be one of you in the end. One jealous god... if all this makes a god. Or is it making you something else? Mitchell: Your last chance, Kirk. Kirk: Do you like what you see? Absolute power corrupting absolutely.

    • Mitchell: You should have killed me while you could, James... command and compassion are a fool's mixture.

    • Kirk: Nobody here but us chickens, Doctor.

    • Mitchell: Morals are for men, not gods.

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    Notes (21)

    • This episode was originally shown to NBC in a different edit form. That edit was never aired on TV and was believed lost until 2009 when a copy turned up Europe. The "lost" edit contains a prologue that was cut as well as a different opening and theme music, plus different takes of Kirk, Spock and Gary Mitchell heading to the bridge right after the marker buoy starts transmission. Plus there are also "Act" breaks and a different closing sequence with the titles being similar to the titles from "The Cage." This version was released as a bonus (in High-Definition) on the Season 3 Blu-ray.

    • Kirk's uniform rank insignia is that of a commander, and not a captain; and Mitchell's uniform rank is that of a lieutenant, not a lieutenant commander.

    • This was the only episode to not feature William Shatner's "Space, the final frontier..." voiceover during the opening credits, instead featuring only Alexander Courage's music as the Enterprise flies by. This was "corrected" in the 2006 remastered version of the episode, making the opening identical to other remastered Season 1 episodes.

    • During filming of this episode, both Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman wore silvered contact lenses in certain of their scenes. And since neither wore glasses nor contacts normally, Gary Lockwood would complain that he could not stand wearing them and would continually demand that they be removed.

    • This episode is in fact the second episode filmed after the unaired pilot, "The Cage". It was an unprecedented (at the time), request from NBC. It is known as the "second pilot" in most circles.

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    Trivia (22)

    • Trivia: At the very end of the episode, Scotty is in the navigator's position for the only time in the series.

    • As a psychiatrist, Dr. Dehner would have had at least 6 years of medical school and residency after college. Dehner's personnel record says she is 21 years old, which means she would have entered Starfleet Academy no later than age 11. That assumes she is a brand new doctor on her first starship mission.

    • It's established in the episode that Kirk has known Mitchell for 15 years, and that they met when Mitchell was a cadet at Starfleet Academy. In his medical records, it says he's 23 years old. That would mean he entered the Academy at age 8, which simply wouldn't be possible.

    • When Mitchell is transported down to the planet, he had been rendered unconcious by a hypo. But he is standing upright under his own steam on the transporter pad with nothing holding him up. But his head is down and his eyes are closed to indicate he isn't awake.

    • Trivia: Dehner and Mitchell's medical records scramble two pieces of info: her address is 1489 and his is 8149. He was born in Eldman, she was born in Delman.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Kirk: Nobody here but us chickens. This line is from a comical song classic by Louis Jordan, one of the first black recording artists to be on the charts for both black and white audiences. He played mostly R&B, urban blues, and also credited with starting the buildng blocks of rock 'n roll.

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