Charlie X (Episode)

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"Charlie X"
"Charlie X" (TOS08)

"Charlie X" (TOS08)
Series Star Trek
Season 1
Episode 2
Production Number 08

Previous The Naked Time (TOS07)
Next Balance of Terror (TOS09)
Released 15 Sep 1966
Prime Timeline
(The root of all realities)

Stardate 1533.6: A powerful teenage boy wreaks havoc aboard the Enterprise.

The cargo ship Antares docks with the Enterprise to deliver young Charlie Evans, the lone survivor of a crash on the planet Thasus 14 years earlier. The personnel of the AntaresCaptain Ramart and his first officer and navigator, Tom Nellis—seem unusually eager to leave—and when the Antares is destroyed, suspicion falls on Charlie.

Aboard the Enterprise, Charlie begins to work "miracles." At first these are harmless pranks, kept in check by Captain Kirk, whom Charlie comes to regard as a father figure, but when Yeoman Rand spurns his advances, she is erased from existence. Several other ship personnel are victimized, and in his eagerness to arrive at Colony Alpha V, Charlie assumes control of the Enterprise.

In an attempt to tax Charlie's control abilities, Kirk switches on the starship's interior systems to their fullest extent. Then a shimmering alien face materializes on the Enterprise bridge and identifies itself as a Thasian, come to take Charlie back. Despite Charlie's pleas, he vanishes along with the alien, doomed to spend the rest of his life alone on the bleak planet Thasus.

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William Shatner

Also Starring
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock

Directed by
Lawrence Dobkin

Teleplay by
D.C. Fontana

Story by
Gene Roddenberry

Created and Produced by
Gene Roddenberry

Associate Producers
Robert H. Justman, John D.F. Black

Director of Photography
Jerry Finnerman

Production Designer
Walter M. Jefferies

Theme Music by
Alexander Courage

Music Composed and Conducted by
Fred Steiner

Guest Star
Robert Walker

DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy
Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Rand

Nichelle Nichols … as Uhura
Charles J. Stewart … as Captain Ramart
Dallas Mitchell … as Nellis
Don Eitner … as Navigator
Patricia McNulty … as Tina Lawton
John Bellah … as Crewman I
Garland Thompson … as Crewman II
Abraham Sofaer … as "The Thasian"

Art Director
Roland M. Brooks

Film Editor
Fabien Tordjmann

Assistant Director
Michael S. Glick

Set Decorator
Carl F. Biddiscombe

Costumes Created by
William Theiss

Post Production Executive
Bill Heath

Music Editor
Robert H. Raff

Sound Editor
Joseph G. Sorokin

Sound Mixer
Jack F. Lilly

Photographic Effects
Howard Anderson Co.

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
Margaret Makau

Glen Glenn Sound Co.

Executive in Charge of Production
Herbert F. Solow