Star Trek: The Original Series (season 2)

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Star Trek: The Original Series (season 2)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Original network NBC
Original release September 15, 1967 (1967-09-15) – March 29, 1968 (1968-03-29)
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List of Star Trek: The Original Series episodes

The second and penultimate season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Original Series, premiered on NBC on September 15, 1967 and concluded on March 29, 1968. It consisted of twenty-six episodes. Star Trek: The Original Series is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry, and the original series of the Star Trek franchise. It features William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock and DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy.

Broadcast history

The season originally aired Fridays at 8:30-9:30 pm (EST) on NBC.





This is a list of episodes from the second season of the original Star Trek series.

No. in
Title Stardate[1] Directed by Written by Original air date [2] Prod.
30 1 "Amok Time" 3372.7 Joseph Pevney Theodore Sturgeon September 15, 1967 (1967-09-15) 34
When Mr. Spock begins behaving aggressively, Kirk discovers his first officer must return home to Vulcan to be married, or die. Kirk disobeys his orders to save Spock, only to find the unbalanced Vulcan at his throat when the bride forces Spock into a duel – and chooses the captain as her champion.[3]
31 2 "Who Mourns for Adonais?" 3468.1 Marc Daniels Gilbert Ralston September 22, 1967 (1967-09-22) 33
The crew of the Enterprise are held captive by an alien who claims to be the Greek god Apollo.[3]
32 3 "The Changeling" 3541.9 Marc Daniels John Meredyth Lucas September 29, 1967 (1967-09-29) 37
The crew of the Enterprise deals with Nomad—an indestructible, planet-destroying space probe that thinks Kirk is its creator. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was in part an expansion of this episode.[3]
33 4 "Mirror, Mirror" Unknown Marc Daniels Jerome Bixby October 6, 1967 (1967-10-06) 39
A transporter mishap slips Captain Kirk and his companions into a parallel universe, where the Enterprise serves a barbaric Empire instead of the Federation. This episode spun off several plotlines in Deep Space Nine and Enterprise.[3]
34 5 "The Apple" 3715.3 Joseph Pevney Story by : Max Ehrlich
Teleplay by : Max Ehrlich and Gene L. Coon
October 13, 1967 (1967-10-13) 38
The crew of the Enterprise visits a mysterious and deadly paradise planet which they discover is controlled by a machine called Vaal.[3]
35 6 "The Doomsday Machine" 4202.9 Marc Daniels Norman Spinrad October 20, 1967 (1967-10-20) 35
After losing his entire crew to an alien planet-eating machine, Commodore Matthew Decker pulls rank on Kirk in order to play a game of cat-and-mouse with the mechanical adversary. His efforts to destroy the menace place the Enterprise in grave danger. This episode serves as the backstory for the Star Trek 25th Anniversary Game Boy game.[3]
36 7 "Catspaw" 3018.2 Joseph Pevney Robert Bloch October 27, 1967 (1967-10-27) 30
Two powerful aliens threaten the well-being of the Enterprise and her crew with their magical powers.[3]
37 8 "I, Mudd" 4513.3 Marc Daniels Stephen Kandel November 3, 1967 (1967-11-03) 41
Captain Kirk and the crew has a second run in with the con man, Harry Mudd, this time finding him as the king of a planet of androids.[3]
38 9 "Metamorphosis" 3219.8 Ralph Senensky Gene L. Coon November 10, 1967 (1967-11-10) 31
A shuttle crew from the Enterprise encounters a castaway (who appears to be Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of warp drive) and his mysterious alien companion.[3]
39 10 "Journey to Babel" 3842.3 Joseph Pevney D. C. Fontana November 17, 1967 (1967-11-17) 44
While transporting dignitaries to an important peace conference the Enterprise is pursued by a mysterious vessel and an assassin is discovered among the passengers.[3]
40 11 "Friday's Child" 3497.2 Joseph Pevney D. C. Fontana December 1, 1967 (1967-12-01) 32
The crew of the Enterprise become entangled in a planet's tribal power struggle.[3]
41 12 "The Deadly Years" 3478.2 Joseph Pevney David P. Harmon December 8, 1967 (1967-12-08) 40
Strange radiation exposes the command crew of the Enterprise to the effects of rapid aging.[3]
42 13 "Obsession" 3619.2 Ralph Senensky Art Wallace December 15, 1967 (1967-12-15) 47
Captain Kirk becomes obsessed with destroying a murderous entity that killed many of the crew of his old ship.[3]
43 14 "Wolf in the Fold" 3614.9 Joseph Pevney Robert Bloch December 22, 1967 (1967-12-22) 36
Mr. Scott is implicated in a series of bizarre murders.[3]
44 15 "The Trouble with Tribbles" 4523.3 Joseph Pevney David Gerrold December 29, 1967 (1967-12-29) 42
Tribbles – purring, fluffy, and fertile creatures – disrupt the exploitation of a disputed planet between the Klingons and Federation.[3]
45 16 "The Gamesters of Triskelion" 3211.7 Gene Nelson Margaret Armen January 5, 1968 (1968-01-05) 46
Captain Kirk, Chekov and Uhura are kidnapped by powerful disembodied aliens and forced to fight in gladiatorial contests for the aliens' gambling entertainment.[3]
46 17 "A Piece of the Action" 4598.0 James Komack Story by : David P. Harmon
Teleplay by : David P. Harmon and Gene L. Coon
January 12, 1968 (1968-01-12) 49
The Enterprise visits a planet with a violent culture based on Americas 1920s prohibition era.[3]
47 18 "The Immunity Syndrome" 4307.1 Joseph Pevney Robert Sabaroff January 19, 1968 (1968-01-19) 48
The crew of the Enterprise encounters an energy-draining space creature.[3]
48 19 "A Private Little War" 4211.4 Marc Daniels Story by : Jud Crucis[a]
Teleplay by : Gene Roddenberry
February 2, 1968 (1968-02-02) 45
Captain Kirk must decide how to save a primitive people from the technological interference of the Klingons.[3]
49 20 "Return to Tomorrow" 4768.3 Ralph Senensky John Kingsbridge[b] February 9, 1968 (1968-02-09) 51
Telepathic aliens take control of Kirk and Spock's bodies with the intention to build new, mechanized bodies for themselves.[3]
50 21 "Patterns of Force" Unknown Vincent McEveety John Meredyth Lucas February 16, 1968 (1968-02-16) 52
The crew of the Enterprise visits a planet dominated by a Nazi culture and at war with its planetary neighbor.[3]
51 22 "By Any Other Name" 4657.5 Marc Daniels Story by : Jerome Bixby
Teleplay by : D. C. Fontana and Jerome Bixby
February 23, 1968 (1968-02-23) 50
Beings from the Andromeda Galaxy steal the Enterprise, technically modify it, and attempt to return home.[3]
52 23 "The Omega Glory" Unknown Vincent McEveety Gene Roddenberry March 1, 1968 (1968-03-01) 54
Captain Kirk must battle a deadly virus and a treacherous fellow starship captain to stop a meaningless intertribal war.[3]
53 24 "The Ultimate Computer" 4729.4 John Meredyth Lucas Story by : Laurence N. Wolfe
Teleplay by : D. C. Fontana
March 8, 1968 (1968-03-08) 53
A new computer system causes havoc while being tested aboard the Enterprise.[3]
54 25 "Bread and Circuses" 4040.7 Ralph Senensky Gene Roddenberry and Gene L. Coon March 15, 1968 (1968-03-15) 43
Captain Kirk and his companions are forced to fight in gladiatorial games on a planet modeled after the Roman Empire.[3]
55 26 "Assignment: Earth" Unknown Marc Daniels Story by : Gene Roddenberry and Art Wallace
Teleplay by : Art Wallace
March 29, 1968 (1968-03-29) 55
During a historical research mission in 1968, the Enterprise encounters Gary Seven, a human from the future who appears to be attempting to alter history.[3]
  1. ^ Jud Crucis is a pseudonym for Don Ingalls.
  2. ^ John Kingsbridge is the pen name for John T. Dugan.

Home release

The season was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Paramount Home Entertainment.


  1. ^ Trimble, Bjo (1976). Star Trek Concordance. New York: Ballantine Books. pp. 12–13. ISBN 0-345-25137-7.
  2. ^ Trimble, Bjo (1976). Star Trek Concordance. New York: Ballantine Books. pp. 37–89. ISBN 0-345-25137-7.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Star Trek: Episodes (Season 2)". Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
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