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Day Of The Dove
Production Number 66
Air Date (US) 1968-11-01
Season 3
DVD Disc No. 2
Watch Episode Trailer (.mov QuickTime format - 2.503 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
George Takei as Hikaru Sulu

Guest Cast:
Michael Ansara as Kang
Susan Johnson as Mara
David L. Ross as Lt. Johnson
Mark Tobin as Klingon
Majel Barrett as Computer Voice

Creative Staff:
Director: Marvin Chomsky
Written By: Jerome Bixby
A U.S.S. Enterprise landing party beams to a human-colonized planet in answer to a distress call. A Klingon ship, apparently damaged, is detected and a group of Klingons accuse Kirk of having damaged their ship. Kang, their leader, claims the U.S.S. Enterprise as a prize and Kirk beams the Klingons on board, reluctantly. However, Spock is warned by Kirk and quickly takes the Klingons prisoner. Both ships seem to have received the same, false, distress call.
A malevolent entity has entered into the U.S.S. Enterprise computer and excites both sides to aggressive behavior. It forces the ship out of control, rushing toward the galactic rim, while isolating a number of Klingons and U.S.S. Enterprise crew, heightening their sense of paranoia and violence turning them against each other. Phasers become swords and the battle begins.

Spock finally realizes that the entity feeds off hatred and emotional excitation and has acted as a catalyst to provoke combat, keeping the numbers on both sides even. Kirk is able, in the end, to make a common-cause truce with the Klingons and they drive the creature out of the ship with their laughter.
"Day Of The Dove" features Mara, the first female Klingon; another would not be seen until the appearance of Valkris in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock.
Watch for an odd-looking shot of Sulu at the helm - it originally appeared three years earlier in "The Corbomite Maneuver"!




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