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Title ------------------- That Which Survives
Writer ---------------------- Michael Richards
Teleplay --------------- John Meredyth Lucas
Director -------------------- Herb Wallerstein
Original Air Date ----------- January 24, 1969
Order of Filming ----------------------- 69th
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 72nd
Filmed --------- Late Sept. & early Oct. 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


Losira ---------------------- Lee Meriwether
Lieutenant Rahda ------------- Naomi Pollack
Lieutenant D'Amato -------- Arthur Batanides
Ensign Wyatt ------------------ Brad Forrest
John B. Watkins -------- Kenneth Washington
Dr. M'Benga --------------- Booker Bradshaw


"That Which Survives"

". . . Its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survives, stamped on these lifeless things."
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias




Germany ------------- Dangerous Planet-Girls
Italy ----------------------- A Hostile Planet
Japan ----------- Secret of the Empty Planet
Portugal ---------------------- The Survivor
Spain ------------------- Those Who Survive


As a landing party prepares to beam down to a previously unexplored Class-M planet, a beautiful woman, Losira, appears. She touches an ensign and kills him. Already dematerializing in the transporter beam, Kirk and the rest of his party are helpless to stop her. Losira then disappears.

The surge of power that Losira's appearance caused hurtles the U.S.S. Enterprise 990.7 light years away from where they were. Spock calculates that it will take 11.33 hours at warp 8.4 to return to the planet.

On the surface of the planet, Kirk, McCoy, Sulu and geologist D'Amato discover the vegetation is poisonous to humans and the rocks are made of an alloy that did not develop naturally. Losira appears again and kills D'Amato, again, by merely touching him. She vanishes, then reappears, this time for Sulu, but he avoids her and they realize she can only harm the person whose name she calls.

Kirk, Sulu and McCoy band together to keep her from killing them. Losira reappears on the Enterprise, in engineering, and kills another crewman. When Scotty insists that something "feels" wrong with the ship, they discover that Losira had sabotaged the matter/antimatter integrator. Scotty repairs the device before it has a chance to explode.

On the planet's surface, the landing party finds a chamber in the rocks that houses a computer. They realize that this is where Losira appears from. Losira appears to them again, this time in threes, so that she can touch each officer at once.

Spock and a security team arrive and destroy the computer that was projecting Losira's image. A visual recording triggered by the computer shows that the planet was once an outpost of the Kalandan race. It was ravaged by a deadly organism which supply ships unknowingly carried back to their home world. With the computer destroyed, the last of the Kalandans' civilization is also dead.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 39

(1) Ghost -------------------- 20.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(2) Evolve ------------------- 18.6 KB
Mr. Spock

(3) Precisely ----------------- 3.62 KB
Mr. Spock

(4) Explain ------------------- 19.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(5) Occipital ----------------- 38.6 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock

(6) Gone -------------------- 52.1 KB
Mr. Sulu - Lt. D'Amato - Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(7) Guessing ----------------- 21.1 KB
Mr. Sulu - Captain Kirk

(8) Meteor ------------------- 29.7 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Sulu - Captain Kirk

(9) Survival ------------------ 32.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Sulu - Lt. D'Amato

I wonder why landing parties don't take supplies
with them.  The potential for a landing party to get
cut off from the Enterprise is very high so you'd
think they would take basic supplies with them
like food and water (and a jacket.)

(10) Flash ------------------- 51.6 KB
Lt. Rahda - Mr. Spock - Scotty

(11) Speculating ------------- 94.2 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(12) Autopsy ---------------- 56.6 KB
Dr. M'Benga - Mr. Spock

It's a shame we didn't get to see more of
Dr. M'Benga, he had the potential to become
a very interesting character.  Perhaps if there
had been a 4th season . . .

(13) Undignified -------------- 71.4 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(14) Afraid ------------------- 4.38 KB

(15) Geologist --------------- 30.7 KB
Losira - Lt. D'Amato

(16) Woman ----------------- 35.6 KB
Losira - Lt. D'Amato

This guy doesn't seem to know his own name.
When others say it, they pronounce it like
it's spelled: Dee-a-MA-toe but he
pronounces it: Dee-a-MAN-toe

I wonder why the difference?

(17) Arrival ------------------ 31.2 KB
Lt. Rahda - Mr. Spock

(18) Wrong ------------------ 56.9 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock

(19) Company --------------- 29.7 KB
Mr. Sulu - Dr. McCoy

(20) Watkins ----------------- 40.6 KB
Mr. Watkins - Losira

Lucky Mr. John B. Watkins!

(21) Alert -------------------- 54.6 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock

(22) Guess ------------------ 60.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. M'Benga

(23) Stop -------------------- 7.43 KB
Mr. Sulu

Mr. Sulu must have forgotten that his phaser
has a "stun" setting.  Not that it would have worked
on Losira, but Sulu didn't know that at the time.

(24) Off --------------------- 11.4 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock

Good answer Spock.

(25) Gambling ---------------- 53.3 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Spock

(26) Overload ---------------- 58.2 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock

(27) Method ----------------- 22.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(28) Explosion --------------- 12.7 KB

(29) Killed ------------------- 48.5 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock

(30) Understand ------------- 32.3 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(31) Ants -------------------- 38.1 KB
Scotty - Mr. Spock

(32) Dancing ----------------- 25.4 KB

(33) Clock ------------------- 21.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(34) Commander ------------- 15.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Losira

(35) Invitation --------------- 20.6 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(36) Task -------------------- 59.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Scotty

(37) Kirk --------------------- 7.68 KB

(38) Kalandans ------------- 146.0 KB

(39) Beautiful ---------------- 55.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock


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