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Operation -- Annihilate!

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Title ---------------------- Operation -- Annihilate!
Writer --------------------- Steven W. Carabatsos
Director ---------------------- Herschel Daugherty
Original Air Date ------------------- April 13, 1967
Order of Filming -------------------------------- 29th
Order of Broadcasting ------------------------ 29th
Filmed -------------------------- Mid February 1967

This is the last episode of season #1


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
Nurse Christine Chapel -------------- Majel Barrett


Aurelan Kirk ------------------------------ Joan Swift
Peter Kirk ---------------------------- Craig Hundley
Yeoman Zahra --------------------------- Maurishka
Denevan #1 --------------------------- Fred Carson
Denevan #2 ---------------------------- Jerry Catron
Kartan ------------------------------- Dave Armstrong
Transporter Chief -------------------- Eddie Paskey
William Shatner's stunt double --- Gary Coombs
Leonard Nimoy's stunt double ----- Bill Catching
Sam Kirk's body ------------------- William Shatner


Arriving at the planet Deneva, home of Kirk's only brother Sam and his familly, the U.S.S. Enterprise picks up a transmission from a Denevan pilot who has steered his craft into the sun to destroy some unknown menace.

Beaming down to the planet, Kirk finds his brother dead and Sam's wife in a fatal condition. Their only son, Peter, survives informing the landing party of what has occurred. It seems that Deneva has been infested with large, amoeba-like aliens that attack humans and intertwine their tentacles with the body's nervous system. They can move short distances through the air and use excruciating pain as a means of controlling their victims.

When Spock is attacked by one of the creatures, he uses his Vulcan mind control to overcome the pain and return to duty. However, a cure must be found; they must find a way to kill the parasite without harming its host.

Kirk remembers the pilot that flew into the sun and sugests that they may be sensitive to intense light. Spock volunteers to be McCoy's test patient and the doctor bombards him with the light beams so strong that the Vulcan is blinded. Too late, the doctor realizes that only ultraviolet light is needed to kill the creatures.

Kirk sets off ultraviolet satellite flares over the planet Deneva, freeing its people from the parasites. Fortunately, Spock's blindness is temporary, due to a second eyelid developed by Vulcans to protect their eyes from the harsh sun on planet Vulcan.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 35

(1) Pattern ------------------ 26.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(2) Medical ------------------ 9.46 KB
Dr. McCoy

(3) Burn --------------------- 21.9 KB
Mr. Sulu - Captain Kirk

(4) Hull ---------------------- 8.70 KB
Mr. Spock

(5) Free --------------------- 22.1 KB
Denevan - Mr. Sulu

(6) Advisor ------------------ 24.4 KB

A bit of background information on Scotty.
I wonder when he did this.

(7) Excuses ------------------ 42.9 KB
Lt. Uhura - Captain Kirk

Kirk gets a bit annoyed at Uhura.

(8) Brother ------------------ 8.44 KB
Captain Kirk

(9) Safety ------------------- 14.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(10) Sam -------------------- 32.8 KB
Captain Kirk

It's too bad they killed off Sam, it would have
been very interesting to learn more about the
Kirk family.  Actually, his name was George
Samuel Kirk; only Jim called him Sam probably
because their dad was named George also.

(11) Answers ---------------- 9.97 KB
Captain Kirk

(12) Things ------------------ 29.5 KB
Aurelan Kirk - Captain Kirk

It would be interesting to read the story
of how the aliens came to Deneva and how
they began to take over.

Anybody want to write it?

(13) Ships ------------------- 38.9 KB
Aurelan Kirk

Make sure your speaker volume isn't too high.
You'll understand as soon as you listen.

(14) Save ------------------- 18.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(15) Creature ---------------- 24.1 KB
Captain Kirk

(16) Life --------------------- 20.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(17) Readings ---------------- 9.97 KB
Nurse Chapel

(18) Assist ------------------ 13.0 KB
Dr. McCoy

McCoy gets very annoyed with his nurse.

(19) Stinger ----------------- 41.2 KB
Dr. McCoy

(20) Pain -------------------- 53.8 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(21) Inconvenience ---------- 23.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(22) Help -------------------- 12.7 KB
Captain Kirk

(23) Vulcan ------------------ 19.6 KB
Mr. Spock

(24) Order ------------------- 32.0 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(25) Logic ------------------- 21.6 KB
Captain Kirk

(26) Sick -------------------- 18.6 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(27) Alien -------------------- 9.71 KB

It's very obvious there was almost no money in
the budget to create these aliens.  I think they went
to the local joke shop and bought some fake vomit!

(28) Skill -------------------- 33.3 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(29) Million ------------------ 44.7 KB
Captain Kirk

(30) Alternative -------------- 30.5 KB
Captain Kirk

A great example of why Kirk is the
best captain in Starfleet.
He can't accept the 'no win' scenario!

Yes, I'm aware it's a TV show and not real life.

(31) Blind ------------------- 35.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(32) Fault ------------------- 89.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(33) Appendix ---------------- 37.6 KB
Mr. Spock

This was a rather cheap gimmick to increase
the drama at the end of the episode, but it does
provide some great dialogue between the 3 friends.

(34) Reaction ---------------- 49.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

Great dialogue!!

(35) Ears -------------------- 42.9 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

Funny dialogue to end this episode and
to bring to a close the first season.


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