Star Trek

Season 2 Episode 11

Friday's Child

Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1967 on NBC
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Kirk, Spock, and McCoy land on a primitive planet to negotiate a mining treaty, but soon find themselves involved with intrigue and must flee with a pregnant woman into the surrounding mountains.

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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

Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar


Guest Star

Tige Andrews

Tige Andrews


Guest Star

Michael Dante

Michael Dante


Guest Star

George Takei

George Takei

Lt. Hikaru Sulu

Recurring Role

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Lt. Nyota Uhura

Recurring Role

Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig

Ensign Pavel Chekov

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Toward the end of the episode when the Capellans kill the Klingon with a kligat, when the Klingon gets hit and falls over dead it is a totally different looking actor playing the Klingon than in the rest of the episode. A few moments later, when they show a closeup up the dead Klingon, it's back to the original actor.

    • Kirk is put under a death sentence for touching Eleen but no mention is ever made of it again - in the next scene they're just casually sitting around under guard with no indication anyone plans to execute Kirk.

    • During the coup attempt, one Capellan fights with the leader and gets stabbed. Before and after he is stabbed, the man's outfit changes entirely (look at the fur scarf, which goes from white to red).

    • In the footage of the Capellans at the beginning, one of them throws the kligat and misses a tree while hitting a nearby bush, but the tree falls over.

    • When Spock holds Eleen's baby it's (literally) as stiff as a board - Spock doesn't support its head at all but it stays in shape.

    • The first time we see the Enterprise flying (from right to left), the NCC-1701 is reversed.

    • Kirk shoots Kras in the leg with an arrow, but it disappears in the next camera shot.

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Kirk: Bones...
      McCoy: Yes, Captain?
      Kirk: I shouldn't have chewed you out. I'm sorry.
      McCoy: I understand.
      Spock: Inefficient, however. Emotion, Captain.
      Kirk: Yes, you're quite right, Mr. Spock. Inefficient... and illogical.

    • Kirk: If you lead these people now, be certain you make the right decisions.
      Kras: Is the new leader of the Ten Tribes afraid? Let me kill him for you.
      Kirk: Let the Klingon and me fight. It might amuse you.
      Maab: Perhaps to be a Teer is to see in new ways. I begin to like you, Earth man, and I saw fear in the Klingon's eye.
      Kras: We had an agreement.
      Maab: That, too, may change, Klingon.

    • Kirk: Do you think we can create a sonic disruption with two of our communicators?
      Spock: Only a very slight chance it would work.
      Kirk: Well, if you don't think we can, maybe we shouldn't try.
      Spock: Captain, I didn't say that exactly.

    • Kirk: Worried about the delivery?
      McCoy: Capellans aren't human, Jim. They're humanoid. There's certain internal differences. I don't have equipment for an emergency.
      Kirk: If you don't think you can handle it ...
      McCoy: I can do it. The last thing I want around is a ham-handed ship's captain.

    • Kirk: How did you arrange to touch her, Bones, give her a happy pill?
      McCoy: No... a right cross.
      Kirk: Never seen that in a medical book.
      McCoy: It's in mine from now on.

    • McCoy: (offering Spock Eleen's baby) No, no, Mr. Spock, you place this arm under here to support its back and this hand here...
      Spock: I would rather... I would rather not. Thank you.

    • Spock: Well, at any rate, this should prove interesting.
      Kirk: Interesting?
      Spock: When the woman starts explaining how the new High Teer is actually Dr. McCoy's child.
      Scotty: What's that again, Mr. Spock?
      Kirk: We don't actually understand it ourselves, Mr. Scott.
      Spock: Nor does Dr. McCoy.

    • Kirk: The cavalry doesn't come over the hill in the nick of time anymore.
      Spock: If by that you mean we can't expect help from the Enterprisea, I must agree.

    • Kras: I am unaware of any state of war between our people, Captain. Or is it your policy to kill Klingons on sight?

    • Eleen: McCoy, bring our child here.
      Kirk: Our child?
      McCoy: I'll explain later.
      Spock: That should prove very interesting.

    • Kirk: (to Eleen) You said you're prepared to die. Does that mean you prefer to die?

    • Spock: Fortunately, this bark has suitable tensile cohesion.
      Kirk: You mean it makes a good bowstring.
      Spock: I believe I said that.

    • Scotty: There's an old, old saying on Earth, Mr. Sulu. "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me."
      Chekov: I know this saying, it was invented in Russia.

    • Kras: We Klingons believe as you do... the sick should die. Only the strong should live.

    • Spock: Virtue is a relative term.

    • McCoy: They're offering you a chance for combat. They consider it more pleasurable than love.

    • McCoy: We found them totally uninterested in medical aid or hospitals. They believe that only the strong should survive.

    • Kirk: The highest of all our laws states your world is yours and will always remain yours.

    • Spock: "Oochie woochie coochie coo"?
      Kirk: An obscure Earth dialect, Mr. Spock. Oochie woochie coochie coo. If you're curious, consult Linguistics.

    • McCoy: Look, I'm a doctor, not an escalator!

    • Spock: The child was named Leonard James Aka'ar?
      McCoy: Has a kind of a ring to it, don't you think, James?
      Kirk: Yes I think it's a name destined to go down in galactic history, Leonard. What do you think, Spock?
      Spock: I think you're both going to be insufferably pleased with yourselves for at least a month... sir.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Title
      The title is taken from a nursery rhyme which purports to tell the the character of a baby based on the day of the week (s)he was born on. The entire poem goes:
      Monday's child is fair of face.
      Tuesday's child is full of grace.
      Wednesday's child is full of woe.
      Thursday's child has far to go.
      Friday's child is loving and giving.
      Saturday's child works hard for a living,
      But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
      Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.