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The Corbomite Maneuver

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EPISODE DATA

Title -------------- The Corbomite Maneuver
Writer --------------------------- Jerry Sohl
Director -------------------- Joseph Sargent
Original Air Date --------- November 10, 1966
Order of Filming ------------------------ 2nd
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 10th
Filmed ---------- Late May & early June 1966


REGULAR CAST

Captain James T. Kirk -------- William Shatner
Lieutenant Cmdr. Spock ------ Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy -- DeForest Kelley
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott -- James Doohan
Lieutenant Sulu --------------- George Takei
Lieutenant Uhura ------------ Nichelle Nichols
Yeoman Janice Rand ----- Grace Lee Whitney
Nurse Christine Chapel --------- Majel Barrett



GUEST CAST

Lieutenant Bailey -------------- Anthony Call
Balok (voice of head) ---------- Ted Cassidy
Balok (small alien) ------------- Clint Howard
Balok (voice of small alien) -------- Vic Perrin
Crew Woman --------------- Mittie Lawrence
Crew Woman ------------------ Ena Hartman
Crew Woman ---------------- Gloria Calomee
Crewman ------------------------ Bruce Mars
Crewman ----------------------- John Gabriel
Crewman -------------------- Jonathan Lippe
Crewman --------------------- Stewart Moss
Crewman ------------------- George Bochman


TITLE REFERENCE

"The Corbomite Maneuver"

Captain Kirk bluffs Balok about the dangers of the imaginary Corbomite, to maneuver the alien into peace discussions.


ORIGINAL TITLES

Danger Zone


UNUSUAL FOREIGN TITLES

France ------------------- False Maneuver
Germany -------------------- Poker Games
Italy ------------ The Corbomite Expedient
Japan --------------- The Mysterious Globe


STORY SYNOPSIS

While exploring an uncharted region of space, the U.S.S. Enterprise comes upon an alien space buoy which is cube-shaped and spins, warning ships away and blocking the starship's path. Kirk's orders the phasers to destroy the buoy but immediately an alien's ship, the I.S.S. Fesarius, shaped like a large, glowing crystal traps the starship.

A ghostly, almost skeletal face appears on the viewscreen, identifying itself as Balok. He tells Kirk that the U.S.S. Enterprise has trespassed and committed hostile actions, and therefore, must be destroyed. Employing a trick from the Earth game of poker, Kirk tries a desperate bluff by convincing Balok that if the Enterprise is fired upon, the corbomite in the starship's hull will self-destruct and destroy both ships.

Believing Kirk, the Fesarius instead takes the starship in tow, but Kirk wrenches his ship away so suddenly and with such force that Balok's ship is apparently disabled. When the Fesarius transmits a distress call, Kirk, McCoy and Lieutenant David Bailey, still nervous about the bluff played against the powerful alien, beam aboard the Fesarius.

They find that the Fesarius is manned by only one entity, a friendly, child-like being who projects the 'Balok' image to potential enemies, knowing his own stature would be far less daunting. They also find that Balok's ship has not been damaged, but that the alien was merely testing the U.S.S. Enterprise crew to see if they were as peaceful as they claimed to be. A kind of diplomatic relationship is formed over drinks of tranya, and Lt. Bailey offers to remain with Balok as a sort of exchange student to learn the alien's ways and teach him about the Federation.





THE CORBOMITE MANEUVER

Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 26


(1) Conductor --------------------- 8.95 KB
Dr. McCoy


(2) Removed ----------------------- 8.70 KB
Mr. Spock


(3) Brains ------------------------- 11.2 KB
Mr. Sulu


(4) Sell ---------------------------- 4.63 KB
Scotty


(5) Mission ------------------------ 10.2 KB
Captain Kirk


(6) Yeoman ------------------------ 9.97 KB
Captain Kirk

Poor Kirk . . . (smile)


(7) Enterprise --------------------- 7.43 KB
Captain Kirk

That's our captain, always thinking of his ship first!
That's one of the reasons he's the best in the fleet!
(Yes, I know it's just a TV show)


(8) Hailing ------------------------- 4.63 KB
Lt. Uhura

Her most famous line!
She says it a LOT in this episode!


(9) Destroyed ---------------------- 24.6 KB
Balok


(10) Curious ----------------------- 5.40 KB
Mr. Spock


(11) Time -------------------------- 5.40 KB
Lt. Bailey


(12) Annoying --------------------- 14.7 KB
Scotty


(13) Recommendation -------------- 4.13 KB
Captain Kirk


(14) Regret ------------------------ 7.17 KB
Mr. Spock


(15) Chess ------------------------ 17.3 KB
Captain Kirk


(16) Annoyed ---------------------- 6.41 KB
Captain Kirk


(17) Mother ----------------------- 4.63 KB
Scotty


(18) Seconds ---------------------- 10.2 KB
Mr. Sulu


(19) Poker ------------------------- 10.2 KB
Mr. Spock


(20) Coffee ------------------------ 5.90 KB
Yeoman Rand

Heating coffee with a hand phaser,
very resourceful!


(21) Heating ----------------------- 2.86 KB
Mr. Spock


(22) Ready ------------------------ 9.20 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy


(23) Dummy ----------------------- 5.90 KB
Captain Kirk


(24) Sit --------------------------- 5.40 KB
Balok


(25) Questions -------------------- 10.2 KB
Balok


(26) Proud ------------------------ 13.2 KB
Balok


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