Assignment: Earth (Episode)

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Assignment: Earth
"Assignment: Earth" (TOS55)

"Assignment: Earth" (TOS55)
Series Star Trek
Season 2
Episode 26
Production Number 55

Previous The Omega Glory (TOS54)
Next Spectre of the Gun (TOS56)
Released 29 Mar 1968
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

Stardate Unknown: The Enterprise goes back in time and discovers a mysterious stranger trying to interfere with 20th-century events.

The Enterprise travels back in time to Earth in 1968 to discover how Humans managed to avoid destroying themselves. The ship intercepts an incredibly powerful transporter beam containing a humanoid named Gary Seven, en route to Earth. After a fight in which he proves immune to a Vulcan nerve pinch, Seven escapes. Kirk and Spock follow him to learn the truth about him, and to make sure that he does nothing to jeopardize the planet. Seven has been dispatched to Earth to prevent the launch of an orbital nuclear weapons platform by the United States of America. With the unwitting aid of his young secretary, Roberta Lincoln, Seven eludes Kirk and transports to McKinley Rocket Base to sabotage the rocket's controls. Scotty attempts to beam Seven aboard before his mission is completed, but Lincoln accidentally activates controls that divert Seven to his New York City headquarters. Kirk and Spock arrive and take control of the situation. Seven has diverted the rocket off course, and it is now heading back to Earth, where it will explode on impact, likely triggering a war in the process. After Spock proves unable to work Seven's computer, Beta III, Kirk permits Seven to take the controls again. He detonates the rocket, saving history from being changed. As the Enterprise returns to its own time, Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln prepare themselves for new missions.

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Related Data

Astrometrics Africa; Asia; Canary Islands; Earth; McKinley Rocket Base; New York City; Omicron IV
Chronology Prime Timeline; c.4000 BCE; 1948; 1968; 2268
Education doctor; doctorate; physician
People Agent 201; Agent 347; Charlie; Pavel Chekov; Command Officer (TOS02A); Connors; Cromwell; Isis; James T. Kirk; Roger Lemli; Leslie; Roberta Lincoln; Lipton; Leonard McCoy; Jack Nesvig; Rand; Montgomery Scott; Second Policeman (TOS55); Security Chief (TOS55); Gary Seven; Spock; Hikaru Sulu; Tannoy; Transporter Operator (TOS45); Nyota Uhura
Politics assassination; CIA; coup; FBI; NYPD; NSA; police; president; South Africa; Starfleet; Starfleet Ranks (Crewman, Ensign, Lieutenant, Starfleet Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain); United Federation of Planets; United States of America; United States President; World War III
Science & Technology audio receiver; communications; communicator; computer; deflector; encyclopedia; fire extinguisher; foot; hydrogen; impulse drive; inch; IQ; light year; lightspeed breakaway factor; map; meter; microtapes; mile; nacelle; nerve pinch; orbit; PADD; phasers (Type 1, Type 2); pistol; pound; radar; replicator; revolver; sensors; shields; stopwatch; subspace; subway; telephone; time (second, minute, hour, day); time travel; transporter; tricorder; turbolift; typewriter; viewscreen; warp drive
Ships & Vehicles automobile; Constitution class; U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
Xenology Augments; cats; Humans; hybrids; shapeshifters; Vulcans
Miscellaneous bridge; briefing room; brig; food truck; Highway 949; launch control; logs; red alert; sickbay; Starfleet Uniforms (2266); transporter room


Created by
Gene Roddenberry

William Shatner

Also Starring
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy

Guest Star
Robert Lansing as Mister Seven

Teleplay by
Art Wallace

Story by
Art Wallace & Gene Roddenberry

Directed by
Marc Daniels

Produced by
Gene Roddenberry

Associate Producer
Robert H. Justman

Terri Garr as Roberta Lincoln

James DoohanScott
George TakeiSulu
Nichelle NicholsUhura
Walter KoenigChekov
Don KeeferCromwell
Lincoln DemyanSergeant
Morgan JonesColonel Nesvig
Bruce MarsFirst Policeman
Ted GehringSecond Policeman
Paul BaxleySecurity Chief

Script Consultant
D.C. Fontana

Theme Music by
Alexander Courage

Assistant Producer
Edward K. Milkis

Unit Production Manager
Gregg Peters

Director of Photography
Jerry Finnerman

Art Director
Walter M. Jefferies

Film EditorDonald R. Rode
Assistant DirectorPhil Rawlins
Set DecoratorJohn M. Dwyer
Costumes Created byWilliam Ware Theiss
Photographic Effects … Vanderveer Photo Effects
Assistant to the ProducerRichard Carter
Sound Effects EditorDouglas H. Grindstaff
Music EditorJim Henrikson
Re-Recording MixerElden E. Ruberg, C.A.S.
Production MixerCarl W. Daniels
Script SupervisorGeorge A. Rutter
CastingJoseph D'Agosta
Sound … Glen Glenn Sound Co.
Makeup ArtistFred B. Phillips, S.M.A.
Hair StylesPat Westmore
GafferGeorge H. Merhoff
Head GripGeorge Rader
Property MasterIrving A. Feinberg
Special EffectsJim Rugg
Key CostumerKen Harvey

A Paramount Production
In Association With
Norway Corporation