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The Apple
Stardate 3715.0
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 38 (2.9)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

William Shatner   IMDB   Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   IMDB   Lt. Commander Spock
DeForest 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:
Keith Andes   IMDB   Akuta
Celeste Yarnell   IMDB   Yeoman Martha Landon
David Soul   IMDB   Makora
Jay D. Jones   IMDB   Ensign Mallory
Jerry Daniels   IMDB   Marple
John Winston   IMDB   Kyle
Mal Friedman   IMDB   Hendorff
Shari Nims   IMDB   Sayana
Paul Baxley   IMDB   Native
Bobby Clark   IMDB   Native
Gerald Fried   IMDB
Joseph Pevney   IMDB
Max Ehrlich   IMDB
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 16
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 19
The Original Series Teaser #38: The Apple
When a landing party beams down to the planet Gamma Trianguli VI, they find what appears to be an idyllic paradise. They quickly discover, however, that the planet is deadly, sporting plants that shoot thorns, rocks that explode, and incredibly accurate lightning bolts.

With a much reduced party, they encounter the planet's inhabitants. They are a peaceful, child-like people who call themselves the "Feeders of Vaal." They dress in flowers and bright paint, never reproducing because they don't age or die. Each day they "feed" Vaal offerings of food. Vaal seems to be a large, serpent's head carved of rock, but is actually the terminal for an advanced, underground computer. Seeing Kirk and his party as a threat, Vaal takes them prisoner and tries to pull the U.S.S. Enterprise from orbit.

Kirk realizes that by depriving Vaal of the natives' daily offerings of food, the computer won't be able to convert the offerings into reaction mass. Thus weakened, Kirk uses the U.S.S. Enterprise's phasers to destroy Vaal. This leaves the natives on their own to discover birth, death, and the everyday ways of life.
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