HTML Star Trek: The Episode Guide
Other Episode Guides
 
Not logged on     Log On     Benefits     Configure
CSS
Submit
UK FlagDK FlagSE Flag Home Find Forums Books
ST:TOS Logo [PNG] ST:TNG Logo [PNG] ST:DS9 Logo [PNG] ST:VOY Logo [PNG] ST:ENT Logo [PNG]
  Online Games  
 
DO NOT CLICK
ST:TOS #37: The Changeling - Title Image [PNG] Previous Next | Votes: 12 | Points: 7.33 | Log On to vote
The Changeling
(Skiftningen)
Stardate 3451.9
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 37 (2.8)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
William Shatner   IMDB   Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   IMDB   Lt. Commander Spock
DeFobest Kelley   IMDB   Lt. Commander Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan   IMDB   Lieutenant Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
George Takei   IMDB   Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols   IMDB   Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Walter Koenig   IMDB   Ensign Pavel Andreievich Chekov
Guest Cast:
Majel Barrett Roddenberry   IMDB   Nurse Christine Chapel
Blaisdell Makee   IMDB   Mr. Singh
Barbara Gates   IMDB   Crew Woman
Meade Martin   IMDB   Crewman
Arnold Lessing   IMDB   Lt. Carlisle
Vic Perrin   IMDB   Nomad's voice
Music:
Fred Steiner   IMDB
Director:
Marc Daniels   IMDB
Author:
John Meredyth Lucas   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 15
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 19
VHS   ST:TOS VHS 2.3
Teaser
The Original Series Teaser #37: The Changeling
Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to investigate the destruction of the Malurian system and its four billion inhabitants. When it arrives at the coordinates, the starship itself is threatened by a space going, self-contained computer/probe calling itself Nomad. When Kirk identifies himself by name, Nomad mistakes him for "The Kirk," and thinks him to be his creator.

Nomad is beamed aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise and promptly erases Uhura's memory and kills Scotty, claiming that neither life form was perfect. At Kirk's demand Nomad repairs "the unit Scott," bringing him back to life.

Spock attempts a Vulcan mind meld with Nomad and learns that it was created on Earth in the twenty-first century by scientist Jackson Roykirk. Nomad's program was to seek out new life and report back to Earth. Damaged in space by a meteor, Nomad drifted until it found Tan Ru, an alien probe designed to sterilize soil. Using their self-repair systems, the two probes combined themselves into one. Nomad's programming was damaged and by joining with Tan Ru's now believes its mission is to seek out life and destroy anything that it does not believe perfect.

Kirk convinces Nomad that it had mistaken him, Captain James T. Kirk, for Nomad's creator, Jackson Roykirk, thus making Nomad imperfect and a candidate for "sterilization." A confused Nomad begins to self-destruct, exploding just after Kirk beams the changeling into space. Kirk checks on Uhura's progress after the attack by Nomad. McCoy informs him that her brain is undamaged and she must simply "relearn" what the probe erased.
You need to Log On to review episodes.
Episode-specific external links
trekkies.dk Flag trekkies.dk Episode Guide You need to Log On in order to add URLs
Images (13)