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Metamorphosis

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EPISODE DATA

Title ------------------------ Metamorphosis
Writer ------------------------ Gene L. Coon
Director -------------------- Ralph Senensky
Original Air Date --------- November 10, 1967
Order of Filming ----------------------- 31st
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 38th
Filmed ----------------------- Mid May 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

Zefram Cochrane --------------- Glen Corbett
Commissioner Nancy Hedford - Elinore Donahue
The Companion (voice) ------ Elizabeth Rogers


TITLE REFERENCE

"Metamorphosis"

None


ORIGINAL TITLES

None


UNUSUAL FOREIGN TITLES

France -------------- War, Love & Companion
Italy ---------------- Healing By Cosmic Force
Japan ---------------- Spendid Metamorphosis


STORY SYNOPSIS

Assistant Federation Commissioner Nancy Hedford has become ill while trying to stop a war on Epsilon Canaris III. The shuttlecraft Galileo is assigned to take her to the U.S.S. Enterprise, where she will receive treatment for the otherwise fatal Sakuro's disease.

En route, the shuttlecraft is pulled off course by a mysterious, cloud-like entity. Deposited safely on the planet Gamma Canaris N, Kirk and his party meet Zefram Cochrane, the scientist that discovered warp drive over 100 years before. But Cochrane appears young and vital, despite his age. The cloud-like creature, whom Cochrane calls the "Companion," has kept him young and handsome over the years. The Companion captured the Galileo in order to give Cochrane human companionship.

The Companion prevents Spock from repairing the disabled shuttlecraft and Kirk is worried that Nancy Hedford will die before they can get her to the U.S.S. Enterprise for treatment.

By using a translating device, Kirk discovers that the cloud entity has a female personality and is in love with Cochrane, who doesn't care for that idea at all. He's fallen in love with Nancy Hedford and agrees to help destroy the cloud creature so that they can save Nancy's life. When that attempt fails, the cloud creature enters Nancy's body, saving her life, healing her. In this way, the Companion can know human love with Cochrane and Nancy Hedford's life can be saved. With the Companion no longer holding him on the planet, Cochrane is free to leave, but decides to remain with what is now Nancy/Companion. As the landing party departs, Cochrane and his new mate contemplate children and a normal life span.



METAMORPHOSIS

Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 22


(1) Helpless ----------------- 19.3 KB
Captain Kirk

I doesn't make sense to me to send the captain,
first officer, and chief medical officer of a starship
to pick up 1 passenger in a shuttlecraft.

I know, I know.... without that premise there
would be NO story!


(2) Galileo ------------------- 22.9 KB
Captain Kirk


(3) Real --------------------- 16.0 KB
Zefram Cochrane - Captain Kirk


(4) Marooned ---------------- 12.7 KB
Zefram Cochrane


(5) Bath --------------------- 22.9 KB
Zefram Cochrane - Commissioner Hedford

No need to be so rude!
I thought they made her needlessly rude,
then again, maybe it was because of her illness.


(6) Hijacked ----------------- 13.2 KB
Captain Kirk


(7) Zefram ------------------- 47.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Zefram Cochrane - Dr. McCoy


(8) Company ----------------- 40.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Zefram Cochrane


(9) Push --------------------- 12.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock


(10) Asleep ------------------ 24.4 KB
Zefram Cochrane - Captain Kirk


(11) Shock ------------------ 30.2 KB
Mr. Spock


(12) Electricity --------------- 25.4 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock


(13) Translator -------------- 28.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk


(14) Galaxy ------------------ 6.66 KB
Lt. Uhura


(15) Lover ------------------- 26.7 KB
Dr. McCoy - Zefram Cochrane

He sounds genuinely surprised!


(16) Attitude ---------------- 10.2 KB
Mr. Spock


(17) Understand ------------- 9.46 KB
Companion


(18) Wrong ------------------ 21.9 KB
Companion


(19) Human ------------------ 21.6 KB
Companion


(20) Feel -------------------- 32.3 KB
Companion in Nancy Hedfor's body


(21) Story ------------------- 24.6 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk

This was a very simple episode with a very small cast,
but it was enjoyable in its simplicity.

A love story with a happy ending!


(22) Word ------------------- 21.3 KB
Zefram Cochrane - Captain Kirk

It would be very interesting to hear Kirk's
explanation of Commissioner Hedford's death.



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