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Shore Leave

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Title -------------------------------------- Shore Leave
Writer --------------------------- Theodore Sturgeon
Director ---------------------------------- Robert Sparr
Original Air Date -------------- December 29, 1966
Order of Filming ----------------------------------- 17th
Order of Broadcasting --------------------------- 15th
Filmed ----------------------------- Late October 1966


Captain James T. Kirk ------------ William Shatner
Lieutenant Cmdr. Spock ---------- Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy ---- DeForest Kelley
Lieutenant Sulu ----------------------- George Takei
Lieutenant Uhura ------------------ Nichelle Nichols


Specialist Mary Teller -------- Barbara Baldavin
Yeoman Tonia Barrows ------------ Emily Banks
Caretaker ------------------------ Oliver McGowan
Lt. Estaban Rodriguez -------------- Perry Lopez
Finnegan -------------------------------- Bruce Mars
Don Juan --------------------------------- Jim Gruzal
Ruth ---------------------------------- Shirley Bonne
Alice in Wonderland --------------- Marcia Brown
White Rabbit ------------------------ Bill Blackburn
Samurai Warrior ------------------ Sebastian Tom
Black Knight --------------------------- Paul Baxley
Security Guard --------------------------- John Carr
William Shatner's Stunt Double ---- Paul Baxley
Bruce Mars' Stunt Double ------ Vince Deadrick
Barbara Baldavin's Stunt Double ---- Irene Sale


A U.S.S. Enterprise landing party beams down to an uncharted planet. The planet seems like a perfect candidate for shore leave with its "Earth-type" characteristics. Kirk sends McCoy down with the party to check it out.

McCoy's first encounter on the new world is with a life-sized white rabbit in a waistcoat, being chased by a little girl in a pinafore. Kirk answers McCoy's somewhat odd call for help and beams down himself to find his old rival from his academy days, Finnegan. While trying to catch his old enemy, Kirk meets Ruth, an old girlfriend. He notices that neither Finnegan nor Ruth have changed in appearance since he's last seen them. Elsewhere, Sulu is attacked by a Samurai Warrior while others are chased by tigers and aircraft.

McCoy, who has paired off with Yeoman Tonia Barrows, is killed by a black knight on horseback. As the perils become more and more deadly, Kirk and Spock realize that their thoughts are somehow coming to life around them.

An old man appears, explaining that this planet is designed as an "amusement park," and he is the Caretaker for the world. The planet is not meant to be hostile, and the results of one's fantasies are not lasting. McCoy appears, healed, with a Rigel Cabaret girl on each arm. Tonia disengages the good doctor and they go off to spend what promises to be an enjoyable vacation together. The Caretaker invites Kirk and his crew to spend their leave on his planet. Kirk agrees, realizing that once warned, it would provide a most diverting vacation spot. As he makes his decision, Ruth appears.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 31

(1) Kink --------------------------- 32.0 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

A very bold yoeman, wouldn't you say?
Also, did Kirk really think Spock would rub his
shoulders right there on the bridge??

(2) Rest --------------------------- 17.5 KB
Mr. Spock

(3) Believe ------------------------- 7.93 KB
Dr. McCoy

(4) Problems ----------------------- 14.0 KB
Dr. McCoy

(5) Late --------------------------- 11.4 KB

(6) Thank You --------------------- 30.5 KB
Alice (in Wonderland)

(7) Grass -------------------------- 26.9 KB
Mr. Spock

(8) Rabbit ------------------------- 45.2 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(9) Ashore ------------------------- 39.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(10) Unusual ----------------------- 32.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(11) Girl --------------------------- 14.5 KB
Captain Kirk

Of course Kirk tells McCoy to go after the rabbit
and leaves the girl chasing for himself!

(12) Finnegan ---------------------- 42.9 KB

This guy seems rather annoying at first,
but I can't help liking him for some reason.
I'm surprised he's never been featured
in a Star Trek novel yet.

(13) Wanted ----------------------- 38.6 KB
Finnegan - Captain Kirk

(14) Peek -------------------------- 18.8 KB
Yoeman Barrows - Dr. McCoy

Dr. McCoy!!
She's young enough to be your daughter!!

(15) Hallucinations ----------------- 24.9 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(16) Samurai ----------------------- 29.7 KB
Mr. Sulu - Captain Kirk

(17) Real -------------------------- 12.7 KB
Dr. McCoy

(18) Captains Log ------------------ 34.0 KB
Captain Kirk

(19) Understand ------------------- 16.5 KB
Mr. Sulu - Captain Kirk

(20) Scientific --------------------- 8.44 KB
Mr. Spock

The hiss you hear in the background is not a result
of my recording of the sound, it's in the
original recording of the episode.  That was a common
occurance when they filmed on location (outside.)

If you pay attention to other episodes that
were filmed outside you'll notice choppy dialogue
and generally poorer sound quality than the
episodes that were filmed indoors on a soundstage.

(21) Problem ----------------------- 47.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Finnegan - Mr. Spock

(22) Fair --------------------------- 39.9 KB

The fight scenes were done quite well, except
for the obvious stunt doubles in some shots.

(23) Sleep ------------------------- 33.8 KB

They sure don't make Starfleet uniforms like
they used to.  Kirk's shirt gets ripped almost
immediately while Finnegan's remains intact
throughout the entire fight!

(24) Learn ------------------------- 16.0 KB

(25) Caretaker --------------------- 17.3 KB
Caretaker - Captain Kirk

(26) Imagine ----------------------- 32.0 KB

Sounds like a great place to take my next vacation!

(27) Play -------------------------- 12.7 KB
Captain Kirk

(28) Caution ----------------------- 21.6 KB

(29) Aboard ----------------------- 26.7 KB
Mr. Spock

(30) Stay -------------------------- 15.5 KB
Captain Kirk

(31) Enjoy ------------------------- 35.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

It may be illogical, but we Humans need to
take a break and 'play' every now and then!

"We don't stop playing because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop playing."

I like that saying... it's very true.


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