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Charlie X
Stardate 1533.6
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 8 (1.7)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

William Shatner   IMDB   Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   IMDB   Lt. Commander Spock
DeFobest Kelley   IMDB   Lt. Commander Leonard H. McCoy
James Doohan   IMDB   Lieutenant Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
George Takei   IMDB   Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols   IMDB   Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Robert Walker, Jr.   IMDB   Charlie Evans
Grace Lee Whitney   IMDB   Yeoman Janice Rand
Charles J. Stewart   IMDB   Captain Ramart
Dallas Mitchell   IMDB   Nellis
Don Eitner   IMDB   Navigator
Patricia McNulty   IMDB   Tina Lawton
John Bellah   IMDB   Crewman
Garland Thompson   IMDB   Crewman
Abraham Sofaer   IMDB   Thasian
Fred Steiner   IMDB
Lawrence Dobkin   IMDB
D.C. Fontana   IMDB
Gene Roddenberry   IMDB
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 01
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 04
The Original Series Teaser #08: Charlie X

Shortly after the captain of the Antares drops off adolescent Charlie Evans on board the Enterprise, the Antares is mysteriously destroyed. Following other unexplained incidents, the blame falls on Charlie who reveals himself to have incredible telekinetic abilities to alter matter and cause people to vanish. Charlie, whose immaturity governs his actions, becomes an even more dangerous threat when he falls in love with Yeoman Rand and will stop at nothing to get her to return his feelings.
As Charles Evans, the lone survivor of a crashed colonizing expedition to the planet Thasus, comes aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise from the S.S. Antares, but when Captain Ramart of the Antares contacts Kirk about Charlie, the S. S. Antares is suddenly destroyed.

Charlie shows not only a lack of grief for the people who had become his benefactors, but almost an indifference to their deaths. He seems only concerned that his new "family" like and accept him. Unfortunately, teenage hormones and an isolated upbringing make that difficult.

Strange events occur whenever Charlie is angered - he makes Yeoman Janice Rand disappear when she rebuffs his advances, he breaks Spock's legs when the Vulcan tries to discipline him, and he causes injury and discomfort to anyone who he thinks is laughing at him.

Charlie demands that the U.S.S. Enterprise take him to the nearest inhabited planet, but Kirk fears that his uncontrolled temper and dangerous powers will create havoc for any civilization. Charlie gains control of the ship, but Kirk shortly overcomes him. Suddenly, an alien face appears on the bridge. It is that of a Thasian, the race who raised Charlie and gave him his extremely powerful psionic powers.

The Thasians had realized that Charlie has left their planet and thus sent their own starship to intercept the Enterprise. Despite Charlie's tearful pleas to remain, the Thasians take the lonely child back to Thasus. Before they depart, the beings restore the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew to normal.
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