Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 4

The Naked Time

11
Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1966 on NBC
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  • Spock cries!

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    The Enterprise goes to a frozen planet with six dead people on it. The bodies are found in strange positions and situations--a man showering fully clothed, another slouched at his work station as if he didn't care, a woman strangled. Spock and another crewman are sent to investigate. While there, the crewman takes his glove off and contracts whatever killed the others.

    The crewman can't seem to stop sweating and becomes worried and paranoid about being in space where humans don't belong. He attempts to stab himself but only gives himself a minor wound. Dr. McCoy performs surgery but the man dies anyway, presumably because he wanted to die and gave up.

    The substance spreads and others begin losing their inhibitions and acting out all over the ship. Sulu attacks crewmen with a sword, one man takes over the ship from engineering, and Spock struggles with his emotions and begins to cry.

    McCoy is able to isolate the problem and realizes it acts like alcohol. He is able to synthesize a serum and the crew live on to explore the galaxy.
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