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Spectre Of The Gun
Production Number 56
Air Date (US) 1968-10-25
Season 3
DVD Disc No. 2
Watch Episode Trailer (.mov QuickTime format - 2.488 MB)  
William Shatner as James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
DeForest Kelley as Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan as Montgomery Scott
Walter Koenig as Pavel Andreievich Chekov
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

Guest Cast:
Bonnie Beacher as Sylvia
Rex Holman as Morgan Earp
Ron Soble as Wyatt Earp
Charles Maxwell as Virgil Earp
Sam Gilman as Doc Holliday
Bill Zuckert as Johnny Behan
Charles Seel as Ed
Ed McCready as Barber
Gregg Palmer as Rancher
Richard Anthony as Rider
James Doohan as Melkotian Buoy voice

Creative Staff:
Director: Vincent McEveety
Written By: Lee Cronin
Kirk ignores an alien buoy that warns the U.S.S. Enterprise that it is trespassing into Melkotian space and continues forward when the Melkots transport Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and Chekov to a recreation of Earth's wild west. Here their instruments will not function and they are forced to relive, in "a manner befitting their heritage for trespassing," the shoot-out in Tombstone, Arizona on October 26, 1881.
The U.S.S. Enterprise party is transported to the OK Corral, but as they will not fire on the "Earps," the gunfighters cannot hurt them. Chekov, in the role of Billy Claiborne, is killed and Spock realizes that these events are not really transpiring. Through a series of mind melds, Spock is able to reject the illusions of the hostiles enabling the crew to succeed without shooting at the others. The Melkots are impressed by the peaceful behavior of the U.S.S. Enterprise party and return them, including Chekov, who had been killed in an earlier altercation, to the U.S.S. Enterprise. The Melkots agree to establish contact with the Federation.
Rex Holman (Morgan Earp) portrayed J'onn in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. DeForest Kelley appeared as one of the Earp brothers in the 1957 Paramount film Gunfight At The O.K. Corral.
Note that when Kirk and party are transported to the Old West, their positions change (Kirk and Spock switch, as do Chekov and McCoy).





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