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Obsession

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EPISODE DATA

Title ----------------------------- Obsession
Writer -------------------------- Art Wallace
Director --------------------- Ralph Senensky
Original Air Date --------- December 15, 1967
Order of Filming ----------------------- 47th
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 42nd
Filmed ----------- Early & mid November 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 Uhura ------------ Nichelle Nichols
Ensign Pavel Chekov
---------- Walter Koenig
Nurse Christine Chapel --------- Majel Barrett


GUEST CAST

Ensign Garrovick ------------ Stephen Brooks
Ensign Rizzo -------------------- Jerry Ayres


TITLE REFERENCE

"Obsession"

Kirk is obsessed with killing the cloud creature that he failed to kill years before.


ORIGINAL TITLES

None


UNUSUAL FOREIGN TITLES

Germany --------------------- Deadly Clouds

Japan --------------- Revenge!  Gas Monster


STORY SYNOPSIS

Eleven years ago, the U.S.S. Farragut encountered a deadly cloud creature with vampire-like tendencies. James T. Kirk was on board the Farragut at that time as they entered the region of Tycho IV. The creature killed the ship's commander, Captain Garrovick, and half the crew by draining their red blood cells. To this day, Kirk feels guilt at having hesitated before firing at the creature…even though his phaser blast had no effect.

On his way to deliver necessary medical supplies, Kirk encounters what he believes is the same blood-sucking entity. He pursues it, against orders, determined to destroy it before it kills again.

A landing party beams down to the surface of Argus X, where the creature has taken refuge. In the party is the son of Kirk's former captain ... Ensign Garrovick. Garrovick spies the creature and, like Kirk 11 years before, hesitates before firing. The creature escapes and Kirk blames Garrovick for the resulting death of a crewman.

The creature leaves the planet with the U.S.S. Enterprise in pursuit. When Kirk fires on it, the creature turns and enters the starship. Fortunately, its first victim is Spock and, after tasting his copper-based Vulcan blood, flees toward its home world, Tycho IV. Fearing the creature will reproduce and, at the very least, kill others, Kirk and Garrovick prepare a trap with a matter/antimatter bomb and human blood. They lure the creature to take the bait and beam aboard the Enterprise as the creature is killed in the resulting explosion.



OBSESSION

Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 30


(1) Diamond ----------------- 36.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk


(2) Smell -------------------- 43.7 KB
Captain Kirk


(3) Exist --------------------- 26.9 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk


(4) Tapes ------------------- 33.3 KB
Captain Kirk


(5) Know -------------------- 5.14 KB
Captain Kirk


(6) Captain ------------------ 8.95 KB
Nurse Chapel


(7) Garrovick ---------------- 44.2 KB
Ensign Garrovick - Captain Kirk


(8) Friends ------------------ 44.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Ensign Garrovick


(9) Dead -------------------- 57.7 KB
Captain Kirk


(10) Conspire ---------------- 47.5 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk


(11) Relief ------------------- 20.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy


(12) Opinion ----------------- 44.2 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy


(13) Mind -------------------- 3.62 KB
Dr. McCoy


(14) Farragut ---------------- 11.2 KB
Dr. McCoy


(15) Bravery ----------------- 10.7 KB
Dr. McCoy


(16) Friendship --------------- 46.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy


(17) Unfit -------------------- 67.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock


(18) Duty -------------------- 24.6 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk


(19) Reading ----------------- 21.3 KB
Mr. Chekov - Captain Kirk


(20) Speed ------------------ 9.97 KB
Scotty

I think Scotty is exaggerating a wee bitty.


(21) Dinner ------------------ 12.7 KB
Nurse Chapel

That was nice of her.


(22) Eat --------------------- 46.2 KB
Nurse Chapel


(23) Food ------------------- 53.3 KB
Dr. McCoy - Nurse Chapel


(24) Monster ---------------- 16.3 KB
Dr. McCoy


(25) Creature ---------------- 25.7 KB
Mr. Spock


(26) Ability ------------------ 59.4 KB
Mr. Spock


(27) Hesitates --------------- 64.3 KB
Mr. Spock


(28) Copper ----------------- 49.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock


(29) Antimatter -------------- 25.4 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

You can tell that William Shatner had a cold
during the filming of this episode.


(30) Pitchforks --------------- 32.5 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

McCoy gets a good line here.

While redoing this page I noticed that the quality
of the WAVs is very poor.  When I'm finished updating
all the pages with this new look I'm going to remake
the WAVs that I've found to be of poor quality.



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