Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 28

The City on the Edge of Forever

Aired Unknown Apr 06, 1967 on NBC

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  • This is the best Dramatic episode of the show. While many claim The Trouble with Tribbles is the fan favorite. This one is the best in my opinion.

    There were a ton of great episodes from Balance of Terror (with the Romulans) to Mirror, Mirror (with a parallel universe). But "City" is the one episode I would show to non-fans.
    The episode starts when Dr. McCoy (my favorite Star Trek character, DeForest Kelley) accidentally O-D's and goes on a rampage ending up transporting down to a planet with a fancy time machine that talks. He ends up back in the great depression with Edith Keeler (played smart by Joan Collins of Dynasty fame). Only thing is he ends up being part of a chain of events that effects history. Kirk and Spock must follow after and set things right no matter what the emotional cost to the characters. A true credit to Roddenberry and the author of the story Harlan Ellison.