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Friday's Child

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Title --------------------------------------- Friday's Child
Writer ------------------------------------- D.C. Fontana
Director -------------------------------- Joseph Pevney
Original Air Date ---------------- December 1, 1967
Order of Filming ----------------------------------- 32nd
Order of Broadcasting ---------------------------- 40th
Filmed ---------------------------------- Late May 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
Ensign Pavel Chekov --------------- Walter Koenig


Eleen ------------------------------------ Julie Newmar
Kras (Klingon) ------------------------ Tige Andrews
Maab ----------------------------------- Michael Dante
Kreel ---------------------------------------- Cal Bolder
Akaar ----------------------------------------- Ben Gage
Duur ------------------------------------- Kirk Raymone
Grant ----------------------------------- Robert Bralver
Tige Andrew's Stunt Double ------------ Jim Jones
Warrior Stunt Double ---------------------- Dick Dial
William Shatner's Stunt Double ----- Chuck Clow
Baby ------------------------------------------- Unknown


Sent to the planet Capella IV to negotiate a mining treaty, Kirk and a party beam to the surface. They find the Capellans to be warlike and tradition-bound people. Kirk also finds that a Klingon agent, Kras, has gotten there before them and established an agreement with some of the planet's rebels who kill their leader, Akaar, and take over. Akaar's widow, Eleen, is willing to forfeit her life, as custom demands, because she carries the child that will be the next leader, or Teer.

Kirk convinces her to escape and they hide in the hills beyond the city. While the landing party evades pursuit, a Klingon warbird prevents the U.S.S. Enterprise from helping its people.

When Eleen goes into labor, McCoy delivers the child. Eleen, however, hits the doctor over the head with a rock, knocking him out, and returns to the Capellans. She tells them that the landing party and the child are dead. The Klingon decides this is the time to take control and begins to attack the Capellans.

Arriving on the scene, Kirk and Spock try to use primitive bows and arrows on the Klingons which wound, but do not stop. Maab, the new Teer, draws the Klingon fire while his lieutenant kills him. Eleen names her son Leonard James Akaar, after Kirk and McCoy, and as her son's regent until he comes of age, signs the mining treaty with the Federation.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 33

(1) Open -------------------- 9.46 KB
Dr. McCoy

(2) Policy -------------------- 17.0 KB

(3) Klingon ------------------- 11.4 KB
Captain Kirk

(4) Mouse ------------------- 21.3 KB
Mr. Sulu - Scotty

(5) Chewed ------------------ 22.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(6) Combat ------------------ 28.5 KB
Dr. McCoy

Yikes!  These people are crazy!!

(7) Appear ------------------- 13.2 KB
Mr. Spock

(8) Akaar -------------------- 14.5 KB

Not for much longer...

(9) Crewman ----------------- 15.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Akaar

(10) Different ---------------- 45.5 KB
Dr. McCoy

(11) Damage ----------------- 22.4 KB
Distress Call

This voice goes uncredited in this episode but
I think it sounds like the Vulcan Space Central guy
from 'Amok Time' where credit is given to a
man named Walker Edmiston.

Click HERE to listen for yourself.

(12) Duty -------------------- 14.2 KB

(13) Warp 5 ----------------- 10.4 KB

(14) Overdue ---------------- 55.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(15) Live -------------------- 8.70 KB

(16) Maximum --------------- 19.8 KB
Mr. Sulu - Scotty

Calm down Scotty, Sulu's only trying to help.

(17) Escalator --------------- 7.68 KB
Dr. McCoy

A variation of McCoy's famous line:
"I'm a doctor not a ... "

And it got me to thinking... do they have escalators
in the 23rd century??  Then I remembered a scene
in Star Trek: The Motion Picture when Kirk meets
Cmdr. Sonak at Starfleet HQ... they ride up an
escalator together!!

Yes, I know... I have WAY too much free time...

(18) Equipment -------------- 22.1 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(19) Doctor ------------------ 20.6 KB
Dr. McCoy

(20) Touch ------------------ 22.4 KB
Eleen - Dr. McCoy

You tell her Bones!!

(21) Anytime ---------------- 26.4 KB
Dr. McCoy - Eleen

(22) Sonic ------------------- 28.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(23) Pill ---------------------- 27.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(24) Child -------------------- 58.9 KB
Dr. McCoy - Eleen

(25) Bowstring --------------- 17.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

A funny moment between friends.

(26) Explain ------------------ 36.8 KB
Eleen - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

Poor McCoy!
Spock's reaction is great!!

(27) Saying ------------------ 24.6 KB
Scotty - Mr. Chekov

This episode had some funny dialogue.
Another of Chekov's Russian references!!

(28) Acknowledge ------------ 9.71 KB
Lt. Uhura

(29) Identify ----------------- 14.5 KB

(30) Cavalry ----------------- 18.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(31) Stomach ---------------- 15.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty

(32) Oochee Woochee ------- 37.6 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

A very funny moment!!
Notice that Kirk gets the line WRONG!!!
He says, "Oochee COOCHEE" instead of
"Oochee WOOCHEE"

Oh man... I think need a break from THIS!!!

(33) Pleased ----------------- 46.0 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

A very funny ending to this episode!!


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