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Star Trek: The Animated Series: One of Our Planets is Missing

An enormous space-going entity consumes whole planetary systems... and a Federation colony is next in its path. The Enterprise must brave its antimatter interior and find a way to stop it.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 22007
Airdate: Saturday September 22nd, 1973

Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Marc Daniels


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Guest Stars
James Doohan
voiced Robert Wesley
Recurring
Majel Barrett
voiced Cosmic Cloud
Recurring
Main Cast
William Shatner
voiced Captain James Tiberius Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
voiced Commander Spock
DeForest Kelley
voiced Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy
James Doohan
voiced Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Lt. Arex
Nichelle Nichols
voiced Lt. Uhura
George Takei
voiced Lt. Hikaru Sulu

Recap

The Enterprise is sent to investigate an enormous cosmic cloud that has entered from beyond the edge of the galaxy and is approaching the planet Mantilles on the furthest edge of the Federation. Sensors indicate the cloud is 800,000 kilometers across and half that in depth, and is composed of a mixture of matter and energy. It enters the Mantilles system and approaches the outermost uninhabited planet, Alondra... and envelops it. Spock scans the area and determines that the cloud is consuming the planet. It then changes course and heads directly toward Mantilles. The Enterprise moves to intercept it in time and Spock notes that if the creature can consume stars as well as planets, it could pose a threat to the entire galaxy. Kirk wonders if they should notify the 82 million inhabitants of Mantilles or if the resulting panic would cause more harm then good. He tells McCoy that the governor is Bob Wesley, a former Starfleet officer and a steady man, and McCoy advises him to contact Wesley and notify him of the situation...

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Episode Notes
The shots of life on Earth are taken from the animated series Lassie's Rescue Rangers.




Episode Quotes
Kirk: Am I doing the right thing, Bones? Once I said "Man rose above primitiveness by vowing 'I will not kill today.'"

Spock: The brain could be completely destroyed if we convert the entire ship to energy aimed at the brain's cortex and expend the energy in one mortal strike.
McCoy: That sounds like you're telling us to blow up the ship.
Spock: I believe that is what I just said, Doctor.

Kirk: Spock, what did you perceive?
Spock: The wonders of the universe, Captain. Incredible, completely incredible.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorGene Roddenberry
ProducerLou Scheimer  |  Norm Prescott
Associate ProducerD.C. Fontana
Story EditorD.C. Fontana
Art DirectorDon Christensen
Supervising DirectorHal Sutherland
Production ManagerRock Benedetto
Executive ConsultantGene Roddenberry
Special EffectsReuben Timmins
 
Warning: Star Trek: The Animated Series season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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