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Title ---------------- The Enterprise Incident
Writer ----------------------- D. C. Fontana
Director --------------- John Meredyth Lucas
Original Air Date -------- September 27, 1968
Order of Filming ----------------------- 59th
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 57th
Filmed ---------------------- Late June 1968


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
Nurse Christine Chapel --------- Majel Barrett


Romulan Commander ---------- Joanne Linville
Subcommander Tal ------------- Jack Donner
Technical officer ----------- Richard Compton
Technician ------------------- Robert Gentile
Soldier ----------------------- Gordon Coffey
Guard ------------------------- Mike Howden


"The Enterprise Incident"



(I'm very glad they didn't go with this title!)


France ------------------------- The Traitor
Germany ----------------- The Invisible Trap
Italy ------------- Incident to the Enterprise
Japan ---------- The Transparent Spaceship


Seeming tense and erratic, Captain Kirk takes the U.S.S. Enterprise into Romulan space and the ship is immediately surrounded by Romulan warships. Kirk and Spock beam aboard the Romulan flag-ship and confront the Romulan Commander, a woman. Kirk explains that his ship entered Romulan territory because of equipment malfunction. Spock, however, denounces this explanation, saying Kirk ordered them here, due to his reduced mental stability. This, not surprisingly, enrages the Captain. The Romulan Commander orders the U.S.S. Enterprise be taken to the Romulan base. Scotty, placed in command of the starship, refuses. McCoy is beamed aboard the flag-ship to tend Kirk, who has become irrational to the point of violence. When he arrives, Kirk attacks Spock who reacts, without thinking, by using the Vulcan death grip, killing Kirk.

McCoy returns to the U.S.S. Enterprise with Kirk's body, while Spock remains on the Romulan ship. Unknown to the Romulan Commander, this has all been a ploy to sneak the officers on board and steal the Romulan cloaking device. After Kirk's body has been removed to his ship, the Romulan Commander begins to try and entice Spock into defecting to the Romulan side.

Disguised as a Romulan, Kirk returns to the Romulan ship and steals the vessel's cloaking device and returns with it to the U.S.S. Enterprise. When the Commander discovers the theft, she feels betrayed and in retaliation decides to execute Spock. The Vulcan pretends to confess to her and ultimately stalls until Scotty is able to install the cloaking device on board the U.S.S. Enterprise. Spock is beamed back aboard the starship, but since the Romulan Commander was standing near him, she is also beamed aboard.

The Romulan Subcommander, now in charge of the flag-ship, gives chase, ordered by his commander to destroy the Federation ship. Fortunately, the newly-installed cloaking device works and the U.S.S. Enterprise makes good her escape, with the Romulan Commander on board as their prisoner.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 52

(1) Stress ------------------- 28.5 KB
Dr. McCoy

This episode starts differently than most in that
we begin with McCoy recording his medical log.
I like it.

(2) Comply ------------------ 34.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(3) Better ------------------- 13.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(4) Reports ------------------ 10.2 KB
Mr. Spock

That's very convenient.
What it REALLY means is that they can
use existing ship models instead of spending
money on new ones!

(5) Surrounded -------------- 5.40 KB
Mr. Spock

Wow, they sure got surrounded easily and quickly.

(6) Tal ---------------------- 22.4 KB
Subcommander Tal

(7) Want -------------------- 7.93 KB
Captain Kirk

(8) Threats ------------------ 12.7 KB
Captain Kirk

(9) Cloaking ----------------- 15.0 KB
Mr. Spock

(10) Caught ----------------- 14.0 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk

(11) Decision ---------------- 23.1 KB
Mr. Spock

Spock sounds disappointed in Kirk

(12) Trust ------------------- 24.4 KB
Subcommander Tal

(13) Mission ----------------- 23.6 KB
Romulan Commander - Captain Kirk

Strange.... they didn't give the Romulan Commander
a name. Only Subcommander Tal got a name.

(14) Starfleet ---------------- 11.4 KB
Mr. Spock

A bit of humour from Spock.

(15) Brothers ---------------- 10.7 KB
Romulan Commander

(16) Myth ------------------- 22.9 KB
Romulan Commander - Mr. Spock

(17) Violate ------------------ 13.7 KB
Mr. Spock

(18) Clever ------------------ 10.7 KB
Mr. Spock

Spock is very capable of dishing out the insults too!

(19) Truth ------------------- 7.68 KB
Mr. Spock

Spock would make a great lawyer with logic like this!

(20) Lie --------------------- 32.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(21) Glory ------------------- 22.1 KB
Mr. Spock

(22) Traitor ------------------ 21.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

Yikes!  Has Spock turned his back on Kirk?!

(23) Brig --------------------- 12.7 KB

(24) Orders ------------------ 52.6 KB

You tell him Scotty!

(25) Allegiance --------------- 13.2 KB
Romulan Commander

(26) Question ---------------- 8.19 KB
Mr. Spock

(27) Thought ---------------- 10.4 KB
Mr. Spock

(28) Dinner ------------------ 20.1 KB
Romulan Commander - Mr. Spock

A great line from Spock!

(29) Stable ------------------ 16.3 KB
Mr. Spock

(30) Attack ------------------ 18.3 KB
Mr. Spock

(31) Doctor ------------------ 7.17 KB
Nurse Chapel

(32) Autopsy ---------------- 35.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Nurse Chapel

(33) Urgent ------------------ 13.7 KB

(34) Important --------------- 12.7 KB

(35) Devil -------------------- 15.3 KB

I really like Scotty's reaction when he sees Kirk alive!

(36) Pleasure ---------------- 26.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty

I think Scotty is going to enjoy getting
that Romulan uniform!

(37) Bulkhead ---------------- 8.44 KB
Captain Kirk

Ouch!  That would put a crimp in your day.

(38) Society ----------------- 12.0 KB
Mr. Spock

Meanwhile, back at the love nest . . .

(39) Believe ----------------- 16.8 KB
Mr. Spock

(40) Woman ----------------- 24.6 KB
Romulan Commander

(41) Unknown ---------------- 33.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

What do you think Spock's next word was
going to be if he hadn't been interrupted?
Involved?  Guarded?

(42) Stimulate --------------- 22.4 KB
Mr. Spock

Mr. Spock engaging in pillow talk!

(43) Emotionally ------------- 24.6 KB
Mr. Spock

Wow!  I never thought I'd hear Spock say that!

(44) Execution --------------- 6.41 KB
Mr. Spock

(45) Sabotage --------------- 11.2 KB
Mr. Spock

(46) Vulcan ------------------ 32.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Chekov

(47) Guess ------------------ 15.0 KB

It'll work Scotty!
You're the miracle worker!

(48) Warp 9 ----------------- 15.3 KB
Captain Kirk

(49) Fast -------------------- 10.4 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty

(50) Permanent -------------- 15.3 KB
Mr. Spock

I can excuse Spock's behavior up 'till now
because he was on a mission,
but this is out of character for him.

An annoying trend in the 3rd season.
You could tell the quality of scripts had gone down.

(51) Secret ------------------ 29.0 KB
Romulan Commander - Mr. Spock

(52) Ears -------------------- 64.3 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

A funny ending to a pretty good episode,
despite a few character errors.


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