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Who Mourns For Adonais?

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EPISODE DATA

Title -------------- Who Mourns For Adonais?
Writer ----------------------- Gilbert Ralston
Director ----------------------- Marc Daniels
Original Air Date -------- September 22, 1967
Order of Filming ----------------------- 33rd
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 31st
Filmed ---------- Late May & early June 1967


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
Ensign Pavel Chekov
---------- Walter Koenig


GUEST CAST

Apollo ----------------------- Michael Forest
Lt. Carolyn Palamas ----------- Leslie Parrish
Lt. Kyle ---------------------- John Winston
Scotty's stunt double ------------ Jay Jones


TITLE REFERENCE

"Who Mourns For Adonais?"

"I weep for Adonais - he is dead!  Oh, weep for Adonais! Though our tears thaw not the frost which bind so dear a head."

-Percy Bysshe Shelley [1792-1822], "Adonais"


ORIGINAL TITLES

None


UNUSUAL FOREIGN TITLES

France ------------------------- Poor Apollo
Germany -------------- The Temple of Apollo
Italy ------------------- Dominated by Apollo
Japan ---------------- Fight Against the God
Portugal ------------ Lamentation for Adonais


STORY SYNOPSIS

As the U.S.S. Enterprise nears the planet Pollux IV, a huge, green hand made of energy materializes in space, catching the U.S.S. Enterprise and holding it captive. Kirk and a landing party are transported to the planet's surface where they find a being who claims to be Apollo, the last of the Greek gods who dwelled on ancient Earth's Mount Olympus. All the other gods, Apollo tells Kirk, died of loneliness when they left their home of Mount Olympus. Apollo's plan for the U.S.S. Enterprise crew is that they settle on Pollux IV and worship their god, Apollo.

Sensors show that Apollo's god-like abilities come from an organic ability to use energy from sources outside himself. His apparent powers include storms, thunderbolts and an ability to grow into a giant, towering above the Enterprise landing party.

Attempts to foil Apollo's plans are hampered by Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas, who has fallen in love with the god and whom Apollo decides will be his bride. Scotty, who has beamed down with the party, had harbored hopes of romance with the young lieutenant and objects to Apollo's attentions. Apollo's response is to hurtle the engineer through the air by way of a thunderbolt.

Spock determines that the god's powers come from his temple. When Kirk tells Lt. Palamas to reject Apollo, which she reluctantly does, the captain uses the U.S.S. Enterprise's weapons to destroy Apollo's temple. Apollo, rejected by a mortal woman and bereft of his powers, spreads himself upon the winds to join his fellow gods.






WHO MOURNS FOR ADONAIS?

Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 46


(1) Tired -------------------- 11.2 KB
Dr. McCoy - Lt. Palamas


(2) Woman ------------------ 39.9 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

This is somewhat of a sexist remark today,
but in the '60's it wasn't.


(3) Pollux 4 ------------------ 33.0 KB
Mr. Spock


(4) Analysis ------------------ 7.17 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock


(5) Things ------------------- 10.9 KB
Mr. Chekov - Mr. Sulu


(6) Grab --------------------- 7.68 KB
Lt. Uhura


(7) Move -------------------- 12.5 KB
Mr. Sulu


(8) Eons --------------------- 31.7 KB
Apollo

What a great voice!!


(9) Identify ------------------ 12.0 KB
Captain Kirk


(10) Sails -------------------- 21.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Apollo

That's one of the reasons Kirk makes such
a good captain: He acts like he's in charge
even in situations where he's really not.

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


(11) Lesson ----------------- 6.41 KB
Captain Kirk

You tell him Kirk!!


(12) Obey ------------------- 4.38 KB
Apollo


(13) Pan --------------------- 42.9 KB
Apollo


(14) Insults ------------------ 18.8 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk


(15) Answers ---------------- 13.0 KB
Captain Kirk


(16) Hand ------------------- 20.6 KB
Apollo


(17) Apollo ------------------ 27.7 KB
APollo - Mr. Chekov - Captain Kirk

Mr. Chekov gets a few good lines in this episode.


(18) Olympian ---------------- 10.7 KB
Captain Kirk

Kirk gets plenty of good lines too!


(19) Mister ------------------ 14.5 KB
Captain Kirk

A good defense is a strong offense!


(20) Scan ------------------- 14.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Lt. Kyle


(21) Coin -------------------- 9.97 KB
Dr. McCoy


(22) Wrath ------------------ 12.0 KB
Scotty


(23) Protest ----------------- 19.3 KB
Scotty - Apollo


(24) Source ----------------- 11.7 KB
Captain Kirk


(25) Stiff -------------------- 8.95 KB
Captain Kirk


(26) Power ------------------ 22.9 KB
Mr. Spock


(27) Fluffy ------------------- 40.1 KB
Mr. Chekov - Dr. McCoy

Even in a serious moment, trust Dr. McCoy
to lighten things up!


(28) Pay --------------------- 5.40 KB
Captain Kirk


(29) Offer ------------------- 18.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy


(30) Blood ------------------- 18.0 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk


(31) Enemies ---------------- 12.7 KB
Captain Kirk


(32) Cat --------------------- 23.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Chekov

More funny stuff from Chekov!


(33) Delicate ---------------- 35.6 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock


(34) Adequate --------------- 12.0 KB
Captain Kirk


(35) Crush ------------------- 17.0 KB
Apollo


(36) Goats ------------------- 40.6 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy


(37) Love -------------------- 27.7 KB
Apollo


(38) Old --------------------- 20.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Chekov


(39) Studying ---------------- 39.9 KB
Lt. Palamas - Apollo


(40) Bacteria ---------------- 14.5 KB
Lt. Palamas

Ouch!  That one hurt!


(41) Find -------------------- 15.5 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk


(42) Fire --------------------- 12.5 KB
Mr. Sulu


(43) Children ----------------- 30.2 KB
Apollo


(44) Goddess ---------------- 38.1 KB
Apollo

Very emotional speech from Apollo.


(45) Friends ----------------- 72.6 KB
Apollo

Almost makes you feel sorry for him.   Almost.


(46) Leaves ----------------- 18.0 KB
Captain Kirk

Fine time for regrets.


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