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Title -------------------- The Lights of Zetar
   Writers -------- Jeremy Tarcher & Shari Lewis*
Director ---------------------- Herb Kenwith
Original Air Date ---------- January 31, 1969
Order of Filming ----------------------- 73rd
Order of Broadcasting ----------------- 73rd
Filmed ---------------- Early November 1969

    *This is the same Shari Lewis who created and
      voiced the character of Lamb Chop the sock
      puppet.  Honest, I'm not kidding.
Shari Lewis


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


Lieutenant Mira Romaine -------- Jan Shutan
Lieutenant Kyle -------------- John Winston
Technician --------------------- Libby Erwin
Crewman --------------------- Bud Da Vinci
Computer voice --------------- Majel Barrett
Zetar voices -------------- Barbara Babcock


"The Lights of Zetar"





Germany -------------- Beams Are Attacking
Italy ------------------- The Hopes of Zetar
Japan --- The Attack From Zetar, The Planet
                                           of Extinction


The U.S.S. Enterprise's mission is to take Lieuenant Mira Romaine to Memory Alpha, the central library for the United Federation of Planets. There she will supervise the transfer of new equipment to the facility. Mr. Scott is immediately attracted to the pretty lieutenant, and the feelings are returned.

While in orbit, an energy storm destroys all the inhabitants of Memory Alpha, wiping its computer memory banks. As a result of the storm, Romaine can predict where the storm will strike next; the Enterprise.

Despite evasive tactics by the starship, the storm enters the Enterprise where it is seen as brilliantly flashing colored lights. The lights enter Lieutenant Romaine and there is no way to remove them without killing the officer. Perusal of her file reveals a high susceptibility to empathic transmissions, making her an excellent home for the lights. The lights turn out to be non-corporeal entities from the long-dead planet, Zetar. They maintain that they have the right to inhabit Romaine's body, but Kirk doesn't agree. When Mira is placed in a pressure chamber, the Zetars, who are used to the vacuum of space, die. Lieutenant Romaine is free and presumably returns to Memory Alpha to help rebuild the great library.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 45

(1) Captains Log ------------- 74.2 KB
Captain Kirk

(2) Smartest ----------------- 36.3 KB
Scotty - Lt. Mira Romaine

Scotty, you 'ole space dog!

(3) Brainy ------------------- 16.8 KB
Mr. Chekov - Mr. Sulu

Sulu and Chekov get to 'ham it up!'

(4) Congratulations ---------- 20.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Lt. Romaine - Captain Kirk

She's a lieutenant in Starfleet and this
will be her first assignment for the Federation?
That doesn't really make sense.

(5) Storm -------------------- 65.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock - Mr. Sulu

(6) Sickbay ------------------ 60.7 KB
Scotty - Lt. Romaine - Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(7) Damage ------------------ 40.1 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(8) Attack ------------------ 106.0 KB
Lt. Uhura - Mr. Chekov - Mr. Sulu - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(9) Normal ------------------- 12.7 KB
Dr. McCoy - Nurse Chapel

(10) Recording --------------- 78.7 KB
Lt. Romaine - Nurse Chapel - Dr. McCoy

This woman is a pain in the butt!

(11) Nothing ----------------- 52.6 KB
Dr. McCoy - Lt. Romaine

(12) Understand ------------- 57.7 KB
Dr. McCoy - Scotty - Nurse Chapel

All of the secondary characters get extra
dialogue in this episode and this line from
Nurse Chapel could be her best line
of the entire series!

(13) Shields ----------------- 52.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

This makes no sense!!
I find it hard to believe that such an important
installation as Memory Alpha would be given
NO shielding.  The galaxy is a dangerous place!!

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

(14) Readings ---------------- 16.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(15) Sick -------------------- 48.0 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk

This is a great scene.
Scotty is so innocent and Kirk is very
annoyed and quite sarcastic.

(16) Ominous ---------------- 49.3 KB
Captain Kirk

(17) Loss -------------------- 21.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

If this installation is as important as Mr. Spock says,
surely they would have had SOME protection.

Also, as all of us who use computers know, if
something is SO important that losing it would
be disasterous, then you HAVE to make a backup!

(18) Dead ------------------- 43.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(19) Returning --------------- 50.3 KB
Lt. Romaine - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(20) Transit ----------------- 11.2 KB
Lt. Kyle

Good, she's getting on my nerves anyway!
(Just kidding)

(21) Course ------------------ 29.7 KB
Mr. Sulu - Captain Kirk - Mr. Chekov

(22) Space ----------------- 140.0 KB
Scotty - Lt. Romaine

That's not a very nice thing to say about the good doctor!

I just realized something...
This means the common cold
still isn't cured even by the 23rd century!!

(23) Closing ----------------- 28.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(24) Analysis ---------------- 33.5 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(25) Harm ------------------- 13.2 KB
Captain Kirk

(26) Fire --------------------- 44.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Sulu

(27) Convincing -------------- 8.44 KB
Captain Kirk

(28) Deadly ----------------- 112.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

They repeatedly call Lt. Romaine "The Girl."
I don't think they should call her that.
She's a lieutenant after all, but I do realize it was the 1960's.

(29) Mira -------------------- 37.6 KB
Dr. McCoy

A bit of data about the lieutenant.

(30) Steinman --------------- 91.7 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

I wonder if the "Steinman" is a real test?
Anybody know?

(31) Thoughts --------------- 48.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

(32) Try --------------------- 46.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Lt. Romaine

(33) Planned ----------------- 13.7 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(34) Cannot ----------------- 12.7 KB

(35) Enterprise --------------- 29.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Zetarians

(36) Zetar ------------------- 98.5 KB
Zetarians - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(37) Die --------------------- 10.4 KB
Captain Kirk - Zetarians

(38) Disaster ---------------- 49.8 KB

It would be interesting to find out more
about the Zetarians and the disaster that struck them down.

(39) Losing ------------------ 13.0 KB
Dr. McCoy

McCoy is even calling her "the girl."

(40) Patience ---------------- 16.3 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(41) Time -------------------- 7.68 KB

(42) Identity ----------------- 38.1 KB
Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(43) Love ------------------ 113.0 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(44) Beautiful ---------------- 50.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty - Mr. Sulu

(45) Agreement -------------- 77.7 KB
Captain Kirk

This is an excellent ending to this episode,
although the episode isn't one of my favorites.


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