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The Omega Glory
Production Number 54
Air Date (US) 1968-03-01
Season 2
DVD Disc No. 6
Watch Episode Trailer (.mov QuickTime format - 2.399 MB)  
William Shatner as James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
DeForest Kelley as Leonard H. McCoy
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
George Takei as Hikaru Sulu

Guest Cast:
Morgan Woodward as Capt. Ronald Tracey
Roy Jenson as Cloud William
Irene Kelly as Sirah
Morgan Farley as Yang Scholar
David L. Ross as Lt. Galloway
Lloyd Kino as Wu
Ed McCready as Dr. Carter
Frank Atienza as Kohm Villager
Eddie Paskey as Mr. Leslie

Creative Staff:
Director: Vincent McEveety
Written By: Gene Roddenberry
The U.S.S. Enterprise finds a crewless starship, the U.S.S. Exeter, in orbit around the planet Omega IV. The boarding party from the U.S.S. Enterprise contracts a virus that may have killed the Exeter's crew, but the biosphere on Omega IV is found to contain an immunity. The party is beamed to the surface.
There they discover Captain Tracey, the commander of the U.S.S. Exeter. He has been violating the Federation's Prime Directive by interfering in the politics of the natives, using his phaser to protect the asian-like villagers, the Kohms, against the barbarian raiders, the Yangs. Tracey demands that Kirk supply him with more phasers, which Kirk refuses to do.

The Yangs capture the Kohms village and the U.S.S. Enterprise crew learns that these people are possibly descendants of Earth's Communist Chinese who left Earth in the last years of the 20th Century. The Yangs mouth a distorted version of the United States Constitution, which are their 'holy words' and which Kirk recites, gaining their confidence. Prolonged exposure to the planet's atmosphere cures the landing party and, with Captain Tracey under arrest, they return to the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Written by Gene Roddenberry, this episode offers insight into his feelings about the Cold War.
David L. Ross as Lieutenant Galloway is killed in this episode, although he would portray other officers in later episodes. Morgan Woodward (Captain Ronald Tracey) previously appeared in "Dagger Of The Mind".




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