Star Trek

Season 3 Episode 8

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

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Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1968 on NBC
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The Enterprise must deflect an asteroid on a collision course with an inhabited planet...but discover the asteroid is a spaceship with a population unaware of the outside world.

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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

Mr. Spock

DeForest Kelley

DeForest Kelley

Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy

William Shatner

William Shatner

Captain James Tiberius Kirk

Jon Lormer

Jon Lormer

Old Man

Guest Star

Katherine Woodville

Katherine Woodville

Natira

Guest Star

James Doohan

James Doohan

Voice of the Oracle (uncredited)

Guest Star

George Takei

George Takei

Lt. Hikaru Sulu

Recurring Role

Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig

Ensign Pavel Chekov

Recurring Role

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Lt. Nyota Uhura

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Kirk orders Sulu to match speed with the asteroid, but in the next external shot the asteroid is closing in on the ship.

    • The cylinder/elevators make an audible humming noise as they rise out of the ground, but the landing party (particularly super-sensitive hearing Spock) doesn't notice.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Spock: Your haemoglobin count is back to normal, Doctor, which indicates that the flow of oxygen to each cell of your body is back up to its abundantly energetic level.

    • Old Man: I climbed the mountains, even though it is forbidden.
      Kirk: Why is it forbidden?
      Old Man: I am not sure. But things... are not... as they teach us. For the world is hollow, and l... have touched the sky.

    • Natira: Is truth not truth for all?

    • Natira: Is not that the nature of men and women... that the pleasure is in the learning of each other?

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Xenopolycythemia
      Polycythemia vera is a rare blood disorder characterized by excess production of blood cells (primarily red blood cells). It is usually treatable, but complications can be fatal. Xeno comes from a Greek word meaning stranger and is often used as a prefix, as in "xenology" (the study of aliens). Xenopolycythemia would simply be an alien form polycythemia vera.

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