Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 2

Charlie X

Aired Unknown Sep 15, 1966 on NBC

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  • A terrific Trek outing....

    The Enterprise has picked up a strange passenger: Charlie Evans, the sole survivor of a crash at three years old who continued to survive on his own until he was fourteen. Now seventeen years old, Charlie has little tact and knowledge of how to behave as a young man - the small amount of human contact for the majority of his life seems to account for this. Charlie likes The Enterprise, likes Captain Kirk, and is particularly enamored by Yeoman Rand, of whom he finds incredibly beautiful. But Charlie's interest in Rand quickly turns into obsession and the crew also finds out how quickly Charlie can lose his temper - and what dangerous things happen when he does.

    What is especially great about "Charlie X" is how the episode is put together - being perfectly paced, having enjoyable atmosphere, and every scene is full of Trekisms and great character moments. Plus, the episode also has a very good performance from guest star Robert Walker Jr., who brings depth, mystery, creepiness, but also sympathy in his portrayal of Charlie.