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Amok Time

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Title ----------------------------------------- Amok Time
Writer --------------------------- Theodore Sturgeon
Director ------------------------------ Joseph Pevney
Original Air Date ------------ September 15, 1967
Order of Filming ---------------------------------- 34th
Order of Broadcasting -------------------------- 30th
Filmed ---------------------- Early & mid June 1967


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


T'Pring --------------------------------- Arlene Martel
T'Pau ----------------------------------- Celia Lovsky
Stonn ------------------------ Lawrence Montaigne
Admiral Komack -------------------- Byron Morrow
Vulcan Space Central (voice) - Walter Edmiston
Vulcan Executioner --------------------- Russ Peek
Vulcan Litter Bearer ----------------------- Joe Paz
Vulcan Litter Bearer ------------- Charles Palmer
Vulcan Litter Bearer ---------------- Mark Russell
Vulcan Litter Bearer ----------------- Gary Wright
Vulcan Bell Carrier ----------------- Mauri Russell
Vulcan Bell Carrier -------------------- Frank Vinci
Leonard Nimoy's stunt double ---- Dave Perna
William Shatner's stunt double ---- Paul Baxley
William Shatner's stunt double ------ Phil Adams


When Spock begins to exhibit strange, erratic behavior, Kirk asks McCoy to conduct a medical examination. McCoy concludes that Spock is experiencing a potentially lethal internal distress.

Spock explains to them that Vulcans are married as children with the understanding that they will fulfill this commitment when they become adults. Spock has reached this time, the "pon farr," and if he doesn't get to Vulcan immediately to mate with his bride, T'Pring, he will die. Kirk jeopardizes his career by disobeying a direct order to the contrary from Starfleet, and proceeds with all possible speed to Vulcan. As Spock's friends, Kirk and McCoy are invited to witness the marriage ritual — the "Koon-ut-kal-if-fee." T'Pau, a highly respected member of the high-counsel, will conduct the ceremony.

Trouble starts when T'Pring announces she would rather marry Stonn, a full Vulcan. T'Pring evokes her right to have Spock fight for her. However, she chooses Kirk as her champion. Fearing his friend is too weak to fight, Kirk agrees. It is only then he is informed that it is to be a fight to the death.

The fight ensues and Spock quickly demonstrates physical superiority. McCoy objects to T'Pau that Kirk isn't used to the Vulcan atmosphere and climate. He asks to inject the captain with a tri-ox compound to compensate. T'Pau agrees and Kirk is given the injection.

During the fight, Spock kills Kirk and McCoy accompanies the captain's body back to the U.S.S. Enterprise. Spock, his mating urges curbed by the knowledge that Kirk, his friend and captain, is dead by his own hand, relinquishes T'Pring to Stonn. He solemnly returns to the starship. There he finds Kirk alive and well, having been injected not with tri-ox, but with a knock-out drug which simulated the signs of death. Overjoyed, Spock smiles and utters a delighted "Jim!" before returning to his controlled, logical self.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 33

(1) Plomik ------------------- 12.7 KB
Dr. McCoy

(2) Neck -------------------- 33.8 KB
Dr. McCoy

That doesn't sound like something Spock would say!

(3) Asking ------------------- 13.5 KB
Captain Kirk

(4) Overlook ----------------- 12.7 KB
Captain Kirk

(5) Port --------------------- 17.8 KB
Captain Kirk

Finagle's Law basically states that anything
that CAN go wrong WILL go wrong.

(6) Explain ------------------- 22.6 KB
Mr. Spock

(7) Yield --------------------- 10.9 KB
Dr. McCoy

(8) Sick --------------------- 5.40 KB
Mr. Chekov

(9) Biocomps ---------------- 26.9 KB
Dr. McCoy

(10) Lipped ------------------ 9.46 KB
Dr. McCoy

I guess Aldeberaan Shell Mouths are
VERY tight lipped about things.

Too bad we never got to see one.

(11) Asset ------------------- 26.4 KB
Captain Kirk

(12) Bees -------------------- 20.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(13) Mating ------------------ 15.0 KB
Mr. Spock

(14) Alone ------------------- 20.3 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock

(15) Career ------------------ 8.70 KB
Captain Kirk

(16) Dream ------------------ 24.1 KB
Mr. Spock

(17) Soup ------------------- 7.17 KB
Mr. Spock

(18) Welcome ---------------- 17.0 KB
Vulcan Space Central Dude

(19) T'Pring ------------------ 96.5 KB
T'Pring - Mr. Spock - Lt. Uhura

(20) Land -------------------- 17.8 KB
Mr. Spock

(21) Hot --------------------- 8.70 KB
Dr. McCoy

(22) T'Pau ------------------- 24.6 KB
Captain Kirk

(23) Heart ------------------- 41.7 KB

(24) Blood ------------------- 24.4 KB

What a question to ask!!
He's here isn't he?!?!

(25) Package ---------------- 25.7 KB
Captain Kirk

(26) Combat ----------------- 28.5 KB

(27) Logic ------------------- 9.71 KB
Mr. Spock

(28) Victor ------------------ 53.8 KB

(29) Having ------------------ 53.6 KB
Mr. Spock

What a true saying THAT is!!!

(30) Killed ------------------- 29.0 KB
T'Pau - Mr. Spock

Spoken very unemotionally emotional.
Did that make sense??  Hmmm...
It sounded better in my head.

(31) Pleased ----------------- 63.2 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

One of the greatest scenes in classic Trek.

(32) Emotional --------------- 19.1 KB
Dr. McCoy

(33) Relief ------------------- 37.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

A funny ending to a great episode!!


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