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The Galileo Seven

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Title ------------------------------- The Galileo Seven
Writer --------------------------------- Oliver Crawford
Director ------------------------------------ Robert Gist
Original Air Date ------------------- January 5, 1967
Order of Filming ------------------------------------ 13th
Order of Broadcasting ---------------------------- 16th
Filmed ---------------- Late Sept. & Early Oct. 1966


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


Lt. Boma ------------------------------- Don Marshall
High Commissioner Ferris ------- John Crawford
Mr. Gaetano ---------------------------- Peter Marko
Yeoman Mears --------------------- Phyllis Douglas
Mr. Latimer ---------------------------- Rees Vaughn
Lt. Cmdr. Kelowitz ------------------- Grant Woods
Ape Creature ---------------------------- Buck Maffei
Transporter Chief -------------------- David L. Ross
Rees Vaughn's Stunt Double ------ Gary Coombs
Leonard Nimoy's Stunt Double ------ Frank Vinci
Computer Voice ----------------------- Majel Barrett
Stand-in -------------------------------- Eddie Paskey


On its way to deliver medical supplies to plague-ridden Makus III, the U.S.S. Enterprise passes Murasaki 312. Since they are under Starfleet orders to inspect galactic phenomena such as this quasarlike star group, McCoy, Spock, Scott and four crewmen take a shuttlecraft, the Galileo, for a closer look.

Without warning, the shuttlecraft is pulled off course and out of sensor range of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Spock manages to crash land the shuttle on a foggy, rocky area of Taurus II which is inhabited by giant, hostile humanoids. Between attacks by the war-like residents and quarrels among themselves, the crew attempts to repair the shuttle and get off the planet.

Because of an ionization of its instruments, the U.S.S. Enterprise is unable to find the craft. On board, Commissioner Ferris demands that Kirk abandon the search and proceed to Makus III. Two of the crewmen from the Galileo are killed by the giant humanoids and Lt. Boma demands, irrationally, that Spock stop his repairs in order to bury the dead men. Spock's logic will not permit him to comply with the lieutenant's wishes in the face of their present situation.

As the U.S.S. Enterprise prepares to leave the area without finding the missing shuttle, the Galileo manages an unsteady orbit around the planet, but is unable to pull away from its gravitational pull. Knowing it will send them crashing to the planet's surface if his plan fails, Spock ignites the remaining fuel. The U.S.S. Enterprise sees the meteor-like flare of the burning fuel and beams the crew aboard as the Galileo disintegrates in the planet's atmosphere. Later, Spock stubbornly insists that his desperate act was not a human instinct to gamble, but a logical Vulcan approach to their problem.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 41

(1) Takeoff ------------------ 8.19 KB
Captain Kirk

It sounds like William Shatner had
a cold while filming this episode.

(2) Murasaki 312 ------------- 33.3 KB
Mr. Spock

The burning question I've always had about
this episode: Why is a shuttlecraft with 7 people
on board needed to investigate a quasar?
And why the chief medical officer, chief engineer and first officer?

I understand that without the people there'd be
no episode, but to me, this is a very weak storyline.

(3) Play --------------------- 36.8 KB
Captain Kirk

(4) 2 Days ------------------- 22.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Commissioner Ferris

Ferris gets on my nerves a bit.

(5) Taurus 2 ----------------- 46.0 KB
Lt. Uhura

(6) Mess -------------------- 18.3 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock

(7) Grounded ---------------- 15.5 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(8) Transporters ------------- 22.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Transporter Chief

(9) Ionization ---------------- 17.5 KB
Lt. Uhura

(10) Authority --------------- 19.1 KB
Commissioner Ferris - Captain Kirk

(11) Chance ----------------- 21.1 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

This is a silly thing for McCoy to say.
There's no way this would be Spock's first command.
He's the First Officer & Science Officer of a starship!
He would have to have commanded something
to rise to his current position surely.

I know, I know... I'm being picky, but things
like that bother me.

(12) Begin ------------------- 18.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

Strange that the background sound is the same
sound as the start of the transporter effect.

(13) Command --------------- 35.6 KB
Mr. Spock

I like the way Spock explains this.

(14) Choice ------------------ 28.2 KB
Mr. Boma - Mr. Spock

(15) Logical ------------------ 25.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(16) Damage ----------------- 9.46 KB
Mr. Boma

Mr. Boma begins to annoy me at this point.

(17) Rational ----------------- 18.3 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(18) Solve ------------------- 22.9 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock

(19) Alternatives ------------- 18.0 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(20) Appalled ---------------- 9.46 KB
Mr. Spock

(21) Orders ------------------ 9.97 KB
Mr. Gaetano - Mr. Spock

(22) Dangerous -------------- 5.14 KB

(23) Safe -------------------- 6.66 KB
Transporter Chief

(24) Risk -------------------- 15.8 KB
Dr. McCoy

(25) Weapons --------------- 41.9 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(26) Hostile ------------------ 18.3 KB
Mr. Boma - Mr. Spock

Mr. Boma would be on report for insubordination
so fast it would make his head spin!
He'd be busted so low he'd have to say,
"Yes Sir!" to a yeoman!

(27) Step -------------------- 13.2 KB
Mr. Spock

(28) Action ------------------ 9.71 KB
Dr. McCoy

I'd have to agree with McCoy on this one!

(29) Search ----------------- 19.8 KB
Commissioner Ferris - Captain Kirk

(30) Nose ------------------- 46.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Commissioner Ferris

Why did they always make the Federation
representative an idiot?

(31) Burial ------------------- 40.6 KB
Mr. Boma - Dr. McCoy - Scotty - Mr. Spock

Finally, Scotty and McCoy give Spock some support!

(32) Moving ----------------- 4.63 KB

(33) Die --------------------- 15.3 KB
Yeoman Mears - Mr. Spock

(34) Mistaken ---------------- 27.2 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(35) Angels ------------------ 5.90 KB
Mr. Spock

(36) Gamble ----------------- 16.3 KB

(37) Human.------------------ 35.1 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(38) Desperation ------------- 86.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

Yes, very logical Mr. Spock!!

(39) Outburst ---------------- 37.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(40) Emotional --------------- 26.4 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

Kirk sure enjoys teasing Spock.

(41) Stubborn --------------- 15.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

A funny ending to an otherwise unremarkable episode.


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