TV Episode | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When a temporarily insane Dr. McCoy accidentally changes history and destroys his time, Kirk and Spock follow him to prevent the disaster, but the price to do so is high.
Harlan Ellison's original script was extensively rewritten by D.C. Fontana at Gene Roddenberry's behest. Ellison was very unhappy about this, even though the episode won numerous awards (including Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation) and is regarded as one of the classics.
Captain, I must have some platinum. A small block would be sufficient, five or six pounds. By passing certain circuits through there to be used as a duo-dynetic field core...
Capt. Kirk: Uh, Mr. Spock, I've brought you some assorted vegetables, baloney and a ...
About 6 minutes in Uhura uses here communicator and part of it is flipped open much too wide as she talks into it. Later, at about 10 minutes, she uses it again and it is flipped open normally.
The closing credits are set against a combination background of stills from that episode and previous episodes.
Syndication versions since the early 1980s and most home video prints replace a recording of "Goodnight Sweetheart" heard in this episode with a generic instrumental track due to music rights issues. The original recording was heard in reruns prior to then and on an early 1980's VHS release by Paramount. The original version was restored when the series was released to DVD.
Theme From Star Trek
Written by Alexander Courage
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