Kirk shuffles around uncomfortably before settling on his haunches. It looks like whatever did this took the main circulator pump for the nuclear reactor. The “they’re going to die out anyway” reasoning does not persuade me. He goes on to speculate that though they have only ever encountered carbon-based life, this life here could be made of silicon. 3 of 5 people found this review helpful. Your email address will not be published. “You’ll be all right,” his superior tells him, sealing the man’s fate. He apparently found Nimoy’s mind meld scenes hilarious, and they made him laugh and cheered him up. That's OK though because the Horta thinks that humans are hideous looking but the Vulcan is pleasant looking to it. At least now they know they’re looking for a Jim Henson creature. That need outweighs new life, even when discovering new life is the ship’s prime mission. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ken Lynch. A deeply nervous guard, Schmitter, tells us that phaser fire is useless against it—but that the Enterprise is on its way. Star Trek: The Original Series – The Devil in the Dark. Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to the planet where Chief Engineer Vanderberg tells of a creature loose in the mine tunnels killing some of his men. I can’t blame him, that’s some pretty freaky stuff. The crew learn that the miners have found seemly useless silicon nodules and the creature is a silicone based lifeform. Spock suggests a Vulcan mind meld to try and communicate with the creature, which is increasingly looking like a stained rug. Thursday, January 24, 2019. View production, box office, & company info. Trivia: Shatner’s father died during the production of this episode, but Shatner finished all filming for the day. 2. Score: 9/10 – One of my favourite episode of the original series, “The Devil in the Dark” gives us a fantastic story that gives us a few surprises and deviations from the typical “monster-of-the-week” episode. Written by Gene L. Coon Eggs. The creature seemed to have understood something of Spock during the mind meld, and it shuffles to a rock face. Kirk and Spock find the creature hurt and Spock conducts a Vulcan mind-meld with it to learn more about it - it is called a Horta. Real helpful, pal. Kirk reminds Spock that they’ve got things to do, and again asks for information about the reactor pump. Silently, they try to gauge each others’ intentions. twitch.tv/kazargwj. Star Trek: The Original Series Special Event: 0x1, 1x1, 1x5, 1x8, 1x12, 1x19. What if she had been a mother? There’s also the revelation that humanity must harvest minerals from other planets to meet the needs of thousands of planets in the Federation. Tender, loving care. “I haven’t seen a PXK in twenty years!” He agrees to rig something up with odds and ends, but it won’t last more than 48 hours. Vanderberg looks like he just drowned a puppy, and in a way he kind of did. You’d think it’d be large and round like the tunnels it creates, but, uh, don’t worry about that. The altar of tomorrow! A mining colony reports a number of mysterious deaths just after they successfully dig to a lower level of a planetoid believed to be uninhabited. It was written by Gene L. Coon and directed by Joseph Pevney. Meanwhile, the miners are getting antsy in their orange jumpsuits. Pulling back, it left an imprint seared on the stone: “NO KILL I.” Poor little rug. "Star Trek: The Original Series" The Devil in the Dark (TV Episode 1967) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. KIRK: Mr. Spock, it seems we’ve been given a choice. 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