Type Episode
Date 1966-10-06
Tags transporter accident, evil twin

The Enemy Within

Star Trek: The Original Series 1x05

During a survey of Alfa 177, a transporter malfunction separates Captain Kirk into two people--apparently, his good and evil halves.

The beginning of two important (ha!) themes in Trek: transporter malfuncitons and evil duplicates. Spock and McCoy wax philosophical about men being made of both good and evil. Yeoman Rand is nearly raped, and her reaction to this was "I wouldn't have said anything . . . I don't want to get you in trouble." And this is simply accepted by the others. Times have changed.

Character TypeName
James T. Kirk MainWilliam Shatner
Hikaru Sulu SubGeorge Takei
Janice Rand SubGrace Lee Whitney
Name RoleCharacter
George Takei Actor
Grace Lee Whitney Actor
Leo Penn Director
    Richard Matheson Author
      William Shatner Actor

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