A Taste of Armageddon (Episode)

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A Taste of Armageddon
"A Taste of Armageddon" (TOS23)

"A Taste of Armageddon" (TOS23)
Series Star Trek
Season 1
Episode 23
Production Number 23

Previous The Return of the Archons (TOS22)
Next Space Seed (TOS24)
Released 23 Feb 1967
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

Stardate 3192.1: The Enterprise is diverted by two planets fighting a computerized war.

The Enterprise journeys to planet Eminiar VII to establish diplomatic contact. Although the Eminians warn Captain Kirk against visiting, at the insistence of Federation Ambassador Robert Fox, a landing party beams down. They discover Eminiar has been at war for centuries with its neighbor world, Vendikar. Suddenly, Kirk is informed that the Enterprise has been declared a "casualty," and all aboard her are considered dead. Through Eminiar's council head, Anan 7, and a young woman named Mea 3, Kirk learns that the "war" is fought with computers: "casualties" on both planets willingly enter antimatter chambers and die to prevent all-out destruction. After the landing party is imprisoned, Ambassador Fox beams down and learns of the situation — whereupon Kirk and Spock escape and destroy Eminiar's computers. Now, Kirk tells the Eminiars, they will have to fight their war for real. To escape the horrors of material destruction, the two worlds, with the aid of Ambassador Fox, begin to negotiate for peace.

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William Shatner

Also Starring
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock

Directed by
Joseph Pevney

Teleplay by
Robert Hamner and Gene L. Coon

Story by
Robert Hamner

Produced by
Gene L. Coon

Executive Producer
Gene Roddenberry

Created by
Gene Roddenberry

Associate Producer
Robert H. Justman

Script Consultant
Steven W. Carabatsos

Guest Star
David Opatoshu as Anan 7

Gene Lyons as Ambassador Fox
DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy
James Doohan as Scott

Barbara Babcock as Mea 3
Miko Mayama   as Tamula
David L. Ross   as Galloway
Nichelle Nichols   as Uhura
Sean Kenney   as DePaul
Robert Sampson   as Sar 6

Music Composed and Conducted by
Alexander Courage

Director of Photography
Jerry Finnerman

Art Directors
Rolland M. Brooks
Walter M. Jefferies

Film Editor
Bruce Schoengarth

Assistant to the Producer
Edward K. Milkis

Assistant Director
Gregg Peters

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
Cameron McCulloch

Photographic Effects
Film Effects of Hollywood

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