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Beyond the Farthest Star

Review

Series : The Animated Series Rating : 2
Disc No : 1 Episode : 1
First Aired : 8 Sep 1973 Stardate : 5221.3
Director : Hal Sutherland Year : 2268
Writers : Samuel A. Peeples Season : 1
Guest Cast :
James Doohan as Transporter Chief Kyle
James Doohan as Malignant alien
James Doohan as Pod Ship
YATI :
Great Moment : Kudos for using a slingshot to go around the imploded star, nice bit of continuity there.
Body Count :
Factoid : Transporter Chief Kyle appears in this episode, having apparently grown a mustache since we saw him in TOS.

My year for this episode is estimated from the Stardate; it is one of a group of TAS episodes set between 'The Empath' and 'The Mark of Gideon'.


Plotline

The Enterprise is dragged off course by an imploded star, Questar M-17. The crew discover an alien vessel in orbit around the star which is occupied by a shapeless alien life form. When the creature seizes control of the Enterprise, Kirk orders the ship onto a collision course with Questar M-17. Believing the ship is about to be destroyed, the creature departs the ship. In fact the Enterprise is able to use a slingshot manoeuvre to escape, leaving the creature trapped orbiting the imploded star forever.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 3,775 Last updated : 22 Jan 2005