By Any Other Name (Episode)

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By Any Other Name
"By Any Other Name" (TOS 50)

"By Any Other Name" (TOS 50)
Series Star Trek
Season 2
Episode 22
Production Number 50
Release Date 23 Feb 1967

Stardate 4657.5: Extra-galactic beings commandeer the Enterprise in an attempt to return home.

Rojan and his fellow Kelvans have journeyed from their native Kelva in the Andromeda galaxy, assuming Human form to determine if this galaxy is suitable for colonization by the Kelvan Empire. Now ready to return home with their report, Rojan lures the Enterprise with a false distress call and succeeds in taking over the ship. The Kelvans intend to use it for transportation back to their home in Andromeda. Preparing for the 300-year journey, Rojan, Kelinda, and the other Kelvans transform the Enterprise crew into small, tetrahedral blocks — save for Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Scott. Spared from the conversion process, the four plot to regain control of their vessel. To do this, they take advantage of the aliens' newly-acquired Human emotions. With the aid of carefully cultivated jealousy, a little food, alcohol, and drugs, the Kelvans soon find themselves at each other's throats, enabling Kirk and company to retake the Enterprise and restore the crew to normal. The Kelvans realize that they cannot return to Andromeda: now too Human to survive there, they agree to permit the Federation to locate a habitable world for them to settle on.

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