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Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Infinite Vulcan

The Enterprise discovers a planet inhabited by a once vast plant-based civilization that have been reduced to a few survivors. They are now led by Dr. Keniclius, a human grown to giant proportions... and he wants Spock to join him.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 22002
Airdate: Saturday October 20th, 1973

Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Walter Koenig


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Guest Stars
James Doohan
voiced Dr. Keniclius 5, Agmar
Recurring
Nichelle Nichols
voiced Computer Voice
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 has been sent to explore a planet at the edge of the galaxy. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Sulu beam down and discover a number of buildings radiating power, but no inhabitants. As they go to investigate, Sulu finds a small mobile plant. When he picks it up, it stings him. Spock discovers that they are being scanned and they go in to investigate. They track the probe to a wall protected by a force field intended to protect that particular building. McCoy picks up an incredibly strong life humanoid life force, but before they can investigate, Sulu collapses in pain. McCoy determines he's been poisoned by the plant but can't identity the correct poison. With time running out, McCoy tries an antidote without success. However, four plant-like beings arrive and the leader, Agmar, offers his assistance. They have no choice but to accept and Sulu is quickly cured. ..

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Episode Notes
This episode was Walter Koenig's only involvement with the animated series. His character Chekov was dropped from the series due to financial considerations.



Episode Quotes
Sulu: It's a mobile plant. When it stops, its roots bore back into the ground. They're all over the place. I think it likes me.
Kirk: We always encourage our officers to make friends with the natives.

Spock: I am pleasantly surprised at your capacity for deductive reasoning, Captain. When you are not being bellicose, there appears to be no end to your arsenal of formidable talents.

Kirk: By the way, Mr. Sulu, any chance of teaching me that body throw? Could come in handy sometime.
Sulu: I don't know, sir. It isn't just physical, you know. You have to be inscrutable.
Kirk: Inscrutable? Sulu, you're the most scrutable man I know.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorGene Roddenberry
ProducerLou Scheimer  |  Norm Prescott
Associate ProducerD.C. Fontana
MusicNorm Prescott  |  Ray Ellis
Story EditorD.C. Fontana
Art DirectorDon Christensen
Supervising DirectorHal Sutherland
Background ArtistDon Peters (1)  |  Karen Shaffner  |  Paul Xander  |  Maurice Harvey  |  Tom O'Loughlin  |  Pat Keppler  |  Curt Perkins  |  Boris Gorelick  |  Rolando Oliva  |  Janet Brown (2)
Production ManagerRock Benedetto
Executive ConsultantGene Roddenberry
Special EffectsReuben Timmins
Editorial SupervisorJoseph Simon  |  Doreen A. Dixon
Camera SupervisorR.W. Pope
LayoutCliff Voorhees  |  Robert Kline (2)  |  Virgil Raddatz  |  John Perry (1)  |  Carol Lundberg  |  Malcolm Weizer  |  George Goode  |  James Koukos  |  Tom Burton  |  Martin Muller  |  Jim Willoughby  |  Wes Herschensohn  |  Ken Leonard  |  Lorna Smith  |  Les Kaluza  |  George Jensen  |  Dick Hall (1)  |  Warren Marshall  |  Wendell Washer  |  George Wheeler  |  Maria Bennett  |  Glen Keane  |  Christopher Lane (1)
Key Assistant AnimatorMike Hazy  |  Bill House
StoryboardJack Miller (1)  |  Louise Sandoval  |  Michael O'Connor (5)  |  Ken Southworth  |  Dawn Huntley  |  Paul Fennell  |  Sherman Labby  |  Dale Hale
Director Of ColorErvin Kaplan
Key LayoutAlberto De Mello  |  Kay Wright  |  Herb Hazelton
 
Warning: Star Trek: The Animated Series season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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