Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 15

The Eye of the Beholder

5
Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Jan 05, 1974 on NBC

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  • Quotes

    • Kirk: The captain of a ship, no matter his rank, must follow the book.
      Spock: A capability, I'm afraid, out of the reach of most humans.
      McCoy: You Vulcans are the most impossible, unimaginative...
      Kirk: Bones, that's not helping the situation.

    • Kirk: According to their log they beamed down six weeks ago.
      Spock: Five weeks, three days, two hours, and four minutes to be exact, Captain.
      Kirk: Careless of me, Mister Spock.

    • McCoy: Strange you didn't get a voice reply.
      Spock: There could be many reasons why we did not.
      McCoy: Well, never mind counting them.

    • McCoy: Thanks. The--the air was running out under there.
      Kirk: Were you hurt?
      McCoy: No, just surprised. It isn't every day a dinosaur falls on you.

    • McCoy: My shoes are full of sand.
      Spock: Doctor, your lack of scientific interest is amazing.
      McCoy: I'll be happy to discuss that with you, Mr. Spock, next time you drop into my medical lab.

    • Kirk: This seems like random choice.
      Spock: Unless, of course, the random choice is the pattern.
      McCoy: Spock, do you ever say anything straight out?
      Spock: I thought I just did, Doctor.

    • Kirk: A forcefield. It seems harmless enough.
      McCoy: So do the bars of a jail unless you're on the inside.

    • Kirk: You seem to be getting a response.
      Spock: My impression is that... they're laughing at me.
      Markel: So far, Mr. Spock, we haven't found anything funny in this.
      Spock: Animals in a zoo rarely do.

    • Kirk: What else do they know about us?
      Spock: We are considered simplistic, but in the process of evolving into a higher order.
      McCoy: Even Vulcans??
      Spock: Yes, even Vulcans.

  • Notes

    • George Takei and Nichelle Nichols are credited but have no dialogue.

    • This title is a popular one - both a Next Generation episode and a Trek novel also use it. Neither one bears any relation to this episode.

    • Allan Dean Foster's Star Trek Log novelization of this episode added on a second "half" of original material which had the Enterprise seeking out a huge flat transparent alien organism, capable of swallowing suns, for the Lactran's collection.

    • Author David P. Harmon had previously written "A Piece of the Action" and "The Deadly Years" for the original series.

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