Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 13

The Ambergris Element

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Dec 01, 1973 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The aquashuttle lands during the day. However, when Kirk calls Scotty for beam up, the sky behind him is a night sky.

    • When Kirk and Spock begin to explore the ruins of the old city, one shot shows Spock's uniform colored gold instead of blue.

  • Quotes

    • McCoy: What about you, Spock? What does your logic tell you?
      Spock: The captain states the case emotionally, of course, but correctly. I would be of little value to this ship if I am confined to a tank in Sickbay.

    • Rila: The light is warm and the air is soft. I shall be glad when the surface places can be inhabited.
      Domar: The young Aquans have decided to rebuild the great shelters of the air-breathers.
      Kirk: Only the young Aquans?
      Domar: Senior Aquans cannot adjust to the thought of becoming air-breathers. We will remain at the Aqua city.
      Kirk: Don't lose contact with each other. Like your ancestors.
      Domar: We will pass ordainments to forbid it.
      Rila: And we this time will not ignore them.

    • Kirk: Look at this place - a tank! I can't command a ship from inside an aquarium!

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