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Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Lorelei Signal

While exploring a mysterious section of space, the male crew are attracted by a mysterious signal. Kirk beams down with a landing party and encounters a race of seductive women, who harbor a dark secret.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 22006
Airdate: Saturday September 29th, 1973

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Guest Stars
James DoohanJames Doohan
voiced Lt. Carver
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
voiced Theela
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
voiced Davison, Dara, Enterprise Computer Voice
Main Cast
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
voiced Captain James Tiberius Kirk
Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy
voiced Commander Spock
DeForest KelleyDeForest Kelley
voiced Dr. Leonard Horatio "Bones" McCoy
James DoohanJames Doohan
voiced Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Lt. Arex
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
voiced Lt. Uhura
George TakeiGeorge Takei
voiced Lt. Hikaru Sulu


The Enterprise is proceeding through an unexplored sector of space where ships have disappeared every 27.346 years from one of the major empires. Right on cue, Uhura receives an odd subspace signal and pumps it through the ship. Spock determines that they're being probed by the Taurean star system, 20 light years away. All of the male crewmembers believe the signal is a summons although Uhura disagrees. Later, Uhura calls Nurse Chapel to the bridge to observe the male crew members, who hallucinate attractive women. Uhura and Chapel don't see anything and Uhura calls McCoy to the bridge. He's in Sickbay, equally enraptured...

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Episode Quotes
Spock: The form is humanoid. There are many internal differences. Their bodies appear to function on an unusual psychokinesis level.
McCoy: First time I ever admired a body function.

Episode References
Uhura assumes command for the first and only time in the original and animated series.

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 4 guide may contain spoilers
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