Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 25

The Devil in the Dark

6
Aired Unknown Mar 09, 1967 on NBC
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  • Kirk and Spock attempt to reason with a creature that has been killing people.

    9.0
    This is one of the episodes of Star Trek that made me a fan of the Original Series. It was written by Gene Coon, perhaps the best writer on the show; certainly second only to Gene Roddenberry when it came to developing Star Trek's stories the first two seasons. The episode begins as a horror episode, with a monster attacking people. But instead of leaving it at that, Star Trek takes the next step and asks, "Why is it attacking people?" In doing so, it throws it throws out some interesting science fiction ideas. The episode mostly centers around Kirk, Spock, Bones, engineer Vandenberg (played by guest star Ken Lynch) and, of course, the monster. Leonard Nimoy deserves special mention; as Spock (and the monster) he knocks it out of the park, giving another outstanding performance. All in all, a great episode.
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