Space Seed (Episode)

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Space Seed
"Space Seed" (TOS24)

"Space Seed" (TOS24)
Series Star Trek
Season 1
Episode 22
Production Number 24

Previous A Taste of Armageddon (TOS23)
Next This Side of Paradise (TOS25)
Released 16 Feb 1967
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

Stardate 3141.9: Kirk meets Khan, a leader of Earth's Eugenics Wars.

The Enterprise discovers a "sleeper ship" from the late twentieth century. The crewmembers are found in a state of suspended animation, and the leader, a magnetic individual named Khan, is revived. Ship's historian Marla McGivers is strongly attracted to the man — whom Spock soon identifies as Khan Noonien Singh, the most dynamic and dangerous of the artificially bred men of the 1990s — and once absolute ruler of more than a quarter of Earth. With Marla's aid, Khan, supremely contemptuous of the Enterprise crew — especially Captain Kirk — revives his crew and takes the ship. But when she realizes Khan intends to kill those who will not aid him, Marla rescues the captain. Kirk then unleashes anesthetic gas throughout the occupied sections of the ship and recaptures the Enterprise. He gives Khan and his people the choice of facing arrest and incarceration or colonizing a virgin and hostile planet, Ceti Alpha V. Khan chooses to be a colonist, and Marla elects to go with him. Spock wonders what will come from these "seeds" the Enterprise has planted.

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Related Data

Astrometrics Asia; Australia; Botany Bay; Ceti Alpha system; Ceti Alpha V; Earth; Europe; Gamma 400 system; India; sectors; Starbase 12
Chronology Prime Timeline; 1992; 1993; 1996; 2018; 2267; Stardate 3141.9-3143.3
Culture English language; Heaven; Hell; painting; Scottish; Sikhs
Education doctor; doctorate; physician; psychologist; nurse
Food alcohol; celery; coffee; fruit; Saurian brandy
People Alexander the Great; Bonaparte, Napoleon; Brent; Caesar, Julius; Erikson, Leif; Flavius; Harrison; Joaquin; Kati; Kirk, James T.; Kyle; Leslie; Ling; Lucifer; McCoy, Leonard; McGivers, Marla; McPherson; Medical Technician; Milton, John; Otto; Richard I; Rodriguez; Scott, Montgomery; Singh, Khan Noonien; Spinelli; Spock; Thule; Uhura, Nyota
Politics court martial; Eugenics Wars; military; Roman Empire; Starfleet Command; Starfleet Ranks (Technician, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Fleet Admiral); World War III
Science & Technology anesthesia; anesthesia gas; armory; bed; bell; biobed; brain; carotid artery; communications; communicator; companel; computer; cryogenics; decompression chamber; deflector dish; ears; flashlight; heart; heartbeat; hypospray; impulse drive; intruder control systems; life support; lungs; medical scanner; microtapes; mirror; Morse code; nacelle; neural gas; nuclear power; oxygen; PADD; phasers (Type 1, Type 2, shipboard); psychology; radio; scalpel; sector; sensors; shields; time (second, minute, hour, year); tractor beam; transistors; transporter; tricorder; turbolift; warp drive
Ships & Vehicles S.S. Botany Bay; Constitution class; DY-100 class; DY-500 class; U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
Xenology Augments; Humans; hybrids; Vulcans
Miscellaneous armory; bridge; logs; main engineering; officer's mess; sickbay; Starfleet Uniforms (2266); Vulcan nerve pinch


William Shatner

Also Starring
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock

Directed by
Marc Daniels

Teleplay by
Gene L. Coon and Carey Wilber

Story by
Carey Wilber

Produced by
Gene L. Coon

Executive Producer
Gene Roddenberry

Created by
Gene Roddenberry

Associate Producer
Robert H. Justman

Guest Star
Ricardo Montalban as Khan
Madlyn Rhue as Marla

DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy
James Doohan as Scott
Blaisdell Makee as Spinelli
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
Mark Tobin as Joaquin
Kathy Ahart as Crew Woman
John Winston as Transporter Technician

Music Composed and Conducted by
Alexander Courage

Director of Photography
Jerry Finnerman

Art Directors
Rolland M. Brooks
Walter M. Jefferies

Film Editor
James D. Ballas, A.C.E.

Assistant to the Producer
Edward K. Milkis

Assistant Director
Michael S. Glick

Set Decorator
Marvin March

Costumes Created by
William Theiss

Post Production Executive
Bill Heath

Music Editor
Jim Henrikson

Sound Editor
Douglas H. Grindstaff

Sound Mixer
Jack F. Lilly

Photographic Effects
Westheimer Company

Script Supervisor
George A. Rutter

Music Consultant
Wilbur Hatch

Music Coordinator
Julian Davidson

Special Effects
Jim Rugg

Property Master
Irving A. Feinberg

George H. Merhoff

Head Grip
George Rader

Production Supervisor
Bernard A. Widin

Makeup Artist
Fred B. Phillips, S.M.A.

Hair Styles by
Virginia Darcy, C.H.S.

Wardrobe Mistress
Maragaret Makau

Joseph D'Agosta

Glen Glenn Sound Co.

A Desilu Production

In Association with
Norway Corporation

Executive in Charge of Production
Herbert F. Solow