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The Naked Time
Production Number 07
Air Date (US) 1966-09-29
Season 1
DVD Disc No. 1
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William Shatner as James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
DeForest Kelley as Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan as Montgomery Scott
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
George Takei as Hikaru Sulu

Guest Cast:
Bruce Hyde as Lt. Kevin Riley
Stewart Moss as Joe Tormolen
John Bellah as Dr. Harrison
Majel Barrett as Christine Chapel
Eddie Paskey as Lt. Leslie
John Bellah as Harrison
Frank da Vinci as Brent
Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Janice Rand

Creative Staff:
Director: Marc Daniels
Written By: John D. F. Black
Spock and Joe Tormolen beam down to planet Psi 2000 to pick up a research party before the planet disintegrates. They find everyone has died, frozen when life support was turned off. Even stranger, the positions of the researcher's bodies show they were out of their minds when they perished and some died by suicide.
Unknowingly, Tormolen carried what is later termed the "Psi 2000" virus, back to the U.S.S. Enterprise and it spreads among the crew at an alarming rate, reaching into their souls and pulling out their deepest desires for public display. The virus is water borne and spread by perspiration in a touch. While trying to stop Tormolen from killing himself, Sulu and Kevin Riley are infected with the virus.

The crew begin displaying actions that are humorous exaggerations of their desires, like Sulu threatening the bridge with a fencing foil and Kirk becoming overly romantic toward the crew. Others are more heart-wrenching, like Christine Chapel admitting her love for Spock and the Vulcan weeping uncontrollably. The deadliest result, however, is when Riley declares himself captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise and locks himself in Engineering. Unfortunately, he also locks everyone else out. Once in command of the ship's engines, Riley shuts them down and the U.S.S. Enterprise is pulled toward Psi 2000 by its erratic gravity.

McCoy manages to avoid contracting the virus and finds an antidote which cures the crew.
Bruce Hyde (Kevin Riley) and Stewart Moss (Joe Tormolen) both appeared in later Trek episodes - "The Conscience Of The King" and "By Any Other Name", respectively.
"The Naked Time" includes the first of many playful fights between Spock and McCoy and features Spock and Tormolen wearing black T-shirts under their uniform tops during their medical examination. "The Naked Time" was paid tribute by The Next Generation's first one-hour episode "The Naked Now".




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