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Miri

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EPISODE DATA

Title ---------------------------------- Miri
Writer ------------------------ Adrian Spies
Director ----------------- Vincent McEveety
Original Air Date ---------- October 27, 1966
Order of Filming ----------------------- 11th
Order of Broadcasting ------------------ 8th
Filmed ------------------- Late August 1966


REGULAR CAST

Captain James T. Kirk -------- William Shatner
Lieutenant Cmdr. Spock ------ Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy -- DeForest Kelley

Yeoman Janice Rand ----- Grace Lee Whitney



GUEST CAST

Lt. John Farrell ---------------- Jim Goodwin
Security Guard #1 -------------- David Ross
Security Guard #2 -------------- John Arndt
Lt. Galloway ----------------- David L. Ross
Miri ----------------------------- Kim Darby
Jahn --------------------- Michael J. Pollard
Boy Creature ----------------- Ed McCready
Blonde Girl ------------------ Kellie Flanagan
Redheaded Boy ----------- Steven McEveety
Chubby Little Boy -------------- John Megna
Louise -------------------------- Irene Sale
Jahn's Friend ------------------ Keith Taylor
Girl in red striped dress ---- Lizabeth Shatner
Girl in black lace dress ------ Melanie Shatner
Little Blonde Girl --------- Dawn Roddenberry
Dirty Faced Girl -------- Darleen Roddenberry
Boy in army helmet -------------- Phil Morris
Boys who stole phasers -- Jon & Scott Dweck
McCoy's stunt double ------------- Bob Miles


TITLE REFERENCE

"Miri"

None


ORIGINAL TITLES

None


UNUSUAL FOREIGN TITLES

Germany ----------------- Miri, A Little One

Japan -------------------- 400 Year Old Girl


STORY SYNOPSIS

The U.S.S. Enterprise answers an old distress signal to find an unnamed planet that is almost an exact duplicate of Earth in the 1960s. A landing party beams down and discovers that 300 years before, the natives of the planet conducted experiments to prolong life, but had instead created a deadly virus. The virus killed all adults by rapid aging and madness. In children, the virus slowed the natural aging process greatly, leaving them in a state of prepubescence for centuries.

There are no adults on the planet, only children, and they survive the best they can without adults to aid them. The landing party contracts the virus, except for Spock, who becomes a carrier of the disease. Until a cure for the disease can be found and created, the landing party is confined to the planet. To return to the U.S.S. Enterprise would mean a rapid spread of the disease.

The landing party attempts to make friends with the children, but they vividly remember the horrible deaths of their parents and refuse to have anything to do with them. One of the older children, Miri, falls in love with Kirk and tries to help him with the other children until she begins to see Yeoman Rand as a rival for the captain's affections. Stung, Miri helps Jahn, one of the boys, to lead the children in a campaign to harass the U.S.S. Enterprise crew members. When Kirk tries to reason with the children, he is badly beaten.

One of the older children begins to exhibit symptoms of the disease and Kirk convinces them that they all will get the virus and die horribly, when they finally reach puberty. Using himself as a guinea pig, McCoy creates an antidote from old research notes found in the planet's lab, and finds the cure. The doctor says that the Federation will probably send supervisory personnel to colonize the planet and take care of the children.







MIRI

Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 34


(1) Colonies ----------------------- 15.5 KB
Captain Kirk


(2) Earth -------------------------- 65.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Yeoman Rand - Captain Kirk

It's amazing how many Earth-type planets
there are in the Galaxy. Actually, it was done
that way because of budget limitations. It was
just cheaper to show a planet that looked like Earth
than to create some strange alien landscape.


(3) Architecture ------------------- 14.7 KB
Dr. McCoy


(4) Terrified ----------------------- 10.7 KB
Dr. McCoy


(5) Hurting ------------------------ 22.9 KB
Miri - Captain Kirk


(6) Foolie -------------------------- 31.5 KB
Miri - Dr. McCoy

Kim Darby did a magnificent job as Miri.


(7) Miri ---------------------------- 30.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Miri


(8) Jim ---------------------------- 53.8 KB
Miri - Captain Kirk


(9) Equipment --------------------- 18.8 KB
Dr. McCoy


(10) Bugs -------------------------- 27.4 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

Even in a crisis McCoy gets a verbal jab at Spock.
Great writing and acting.


(11) Human ------------------------ 10.2 KB
Mr. Spock


(12) Analysis ---------------------- 25.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy


(13) Life -------------------------- 34.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock


(14) Luck -------------------------- 10.2 KB
Dr. McCoy


(15) Died -------------------------- 37.9 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy


(16) Puberty ----------------------- 12.7 KB
Dr. McCoy


(17) Girl --------------------------- 15.0 KB
Yeoman Rand - Mr. Spock


(18) Mad -------------------------- 19.8 KB
Dr. McCoy


(19) Carrier ------------------------ 27.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock


(20) 7 Days ------------------------ 4.63 KB
Mr. Spock


(21) Virus ------------------------- 39.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy


(22) Communicators ---------------- 16.5 KB
Dr. McCoy


(23) Legs -------------------------- 12.0 KB
Yeoman Rand


(24) Lovey Dovey ------------------ 20.1 KB
Miri


(25) Feel -------------------------- 20.6 KB
Miri - Captain Kirk


(26) Beaker ------------------------ 5.65 KB
Mr. Spock


(27) Tell --------------------------- 18.3 KB
Miri - Jahn - Kids

Scroll back up and take a look at the guest
cast of this episode, specifically, the last
names of some of the kids. Recognize any?
That's right, two of William Shatner's kids
and two of Gene Roddenberry's kids and
even one of the director's kids were in this episode.


(28) Help -------------------------- 51.6 KB
Captain Kirk


(29) Blood ------------------------- 49.8 KB
Captain Kirk


(30) Grup -------------------------- 15.3 KB
Captain Kirk


(31) Vaccine ----------------------- 8.44 KB
Mr. Spock


(32) Mind -------------------------- 7.17 KB
Mr. Spock


(33) Good ------------------------- 13.2 KB
Jahn - Miri


(34) Involved ---------------------- 7.68 KB
Captain Kirk


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