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Title ----------------------- Elaan of Troyius
Writer ----------------- John Meredyth Lucas
Director ---------------
John Meredyth Lucas
Original Air Date --------- December 20, 1968
Order of Filming ----------------------- 57th
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 68th
Filmed ---------- Late May & early 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


Elaan ------------------------ France Nuyen
Lord Petri --------------------- Jay Robinson
Kryton ------------------------- Tony Young
Technician Watson ------------ Victor Brandt
Lieutenant Evans --------------- Lee Duncan
Klingon -------------------------- K. L. Smith
Elasian guard #1 ---------------- Dick Durock
Elasian guard #2 --------------- Charles Beck


"Elaan of Troyius"

A word-play on Helen of Troy, whose beauty started the war between ancient Greece and Troy.




France ----------------------- Helen of Troy
Germany ---------------- Brideship Enterprise

Japan ------------ Elaan, Princess of Troyius
Spain ------------------------ Helen of Troy


Two United Federation of Planets members, Elas and Troyius, suffered war for centuries. With Klingon Empire expansion approaching the planets' system, Tellun, the Federation sends the U.S.S. Enterprise to lend assistance in a peace negotiation. The peace treaty is to be completed by the bonding in marriage of the two planets' leaders, the Dohlman of Elas and the leader of Troyius. The starship provides transport for the Dohlman to Troyius, while also offering a time and place for the Dohlman to learn the duties and customs of Troyius.

Upon her arrival on the U.S.S. Enterprise, it is clear that the Dohlman, Elaan, is an arrogant and reluctant bride. Ambassador Petri from Troyius attempts to educate Elaan in preparation of her wedding, but is rewarded with a knife wound. Captain Kirk must step in as Elaan's tutor to insure that the alliance takes place. Kirk takes a strong hand in Elaan's education, but his efforts are compromised when she begins to cry and he touches one of her tears. The Elasian tears of a Dohlman carry an infectious agent which acts as a powerful aphrodisiac.

While the captain fights the effects of Elaan's tears, a Klingon battlecruiser appears. In the ensuing melee, it is apparent that the Klingon captain is attempting to lure the starship into warp speed which, as Scotty soon discovers, would destroy the ship. A saboteur from the Elasian party has damaged the dilithium crystal chamber, rendering the crystal inert, and the ship nearly powerless.

While under attack, Spock detects strong energy readings which emanate from a crystal necklace of Elaan's - made of dilithium. Fitting the raw crystals into the anti-matter chamber, the ship is able to fend off the Klingons and continue to Troyius. Kirk and McCoy discover the one true cure for the Elasian tears - prior infection - in Kirk's case, the starship Enterprise had infected him even more powerfully than had the Dohlman.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 39

(1) Dagger ------------------- 38.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty - Mr. Spock

How come these star systems are always
in a 'border area?'  Are there no systems
deep inside Federation territory?

Yes, I know the answer to that.
Without the danger there wouldn't be a show!

(Yes, I know it's just a TV show)

(2) Delay -------------------- 80.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(3) Petri --------------------- 9.20 KB
Ambassador Petri

A VERY annoying character . . . and what's with that hairdo?

(4) Permission --------------- 10.2 KB

(5) Dismissed ---------------- 29.7 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

Arrogant little witch!

(6) Creature ----------------- 47.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Ambassador Petri

(7) Gifts --------------------- 39.4 KB
Ambassador Petri

Don't bet on it!

(8) Impulse ------------------ 34.3 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk

It's always been my understanding that only impulse
(slower than light) speeds were used for travel
within a solar system and warp drive was used
upon leaving the system, although this was never
adequately explained during the original series.

(9) Wedding ----------------- 42.9 KB
Ambassador Petri - Elaan

I've always wondered why Elaan complained so much.
Wasn't she ordered to do this by her own government?
If she was so against it, why did she come
on board the Enterprise in the first place?

I know, I know . . . Picky, picky, picky!

(10) Breakable --------------- 73.1 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

You tell her Kirk!

(11) Peace ------------------ 13.7 KB
Ambassador Petri

I would have to agree with the blue dude.

(12) Spaceship -------------- 32.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(13) Kneel ------------------- 57.4 KB
Elaan - Scotty - Captain Kirk

This woman is SO arrogant!
Imagine having a room full of these people...
or a city or a planet full of these people!!

How would they get anything done?!?!?!

(14) Ghost ------------------- 13.2 KB
Mr. Spock

(15) Complication ------------ 27.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(16) Recover ---------------- 50.8 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

(17) Manners --------------- 101.0 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

If she felt this way then I guess she should have
made her feelings clear to her government
before being sent on this mission.

(18) Problems ---------------- 56.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Elaan

Can you picture another Enterprise captain
slapping a visiting dignitary like this??
Not a chance!!!

(Yes, I'm talking about Jean-Luc Picard)

Jean-Luc would have said, "Yes, Ma'am.
Anything you want Ma'am."

After all, you can't offend anyone can you?
The "political correctness" of TNG
made me ill sometimes.

OK, my rant is over.

(19) Courtesy ---------------- 5.65 KB
Captain Kirk

(20) Identify ----------------- 17.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Lt. Uhura

(21) Flawless ---------------- 37.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(22) Spanking ---------------- 61.7 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

(23) Teach ------------------ 69.1 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

(24) Custom ----------------- 39.6 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

(25) relay ------------------- 32.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty

(26) Plan -------------------- 74.4 KB
Elaan - Captain Kirk

(27) Word ------------------- 17.3 KB
Dr. McCoy

(28) Tears ------------------- 94.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(29) Fight ------------------- 41.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Chekov - Mr. Sulu - Scotty

(30) Bomb ------------------- 12.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty

Who said it was a bomb?
Scotty just said it was rigged to blow up.

(31) Tactics ----------------- 50.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(32) Judge ------------------- 51.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(33) Crystals ---------------- 43.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty

(34) Status ------------------ 89.7 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Scotty

(35) Strategy ---------------- 75.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Klingon

(36) Terms ------------------ 53.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Lt. Uhura - Klingon

(37) Helpless ---------------- 75.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Sulu - Mr. Chekov

(38) Damaged --------------- 33.3 KB
Mr. Sull - Mr. Spock - Mr. Chekov

(39) Antidote ---------------- 79.0 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

Not one of my favorites.
That woman is insufferable!

Oh well, it has a funny ending none-the-less!


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