Star Trek

Season 3 Episode 8

For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

Aired Unknown Nov 08, 1968 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.