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Stardate 2713.5
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 12 (1.11)

Last Modified: 07 Jul 2007 20:07:38

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
Kim Darby   IMDB   Miri
Michael J. Pollard   IMDB   Jahn
Grace Lee Whitney   IMDB   Yeoman Janice Rand
Keith Taylor   IMDB   Jahn's Friend
Ed McCready   IMDB   Boy Creature
Kellie Flanagan   IMDB   Blonde Girl
Steven McEveety   IMDB   Redheaded Boy
Jim Goodwin   IMDB   Farrell
John Megna   IMDB   Little Boy
David L. Ross   IMDB   Lieutenant Galloway
Alexander Courage   IMDB
Vincent McEveety   IMDB
Adrian Spies   IMDB
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 04
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 06
Book tie-ins
Star Trek: The Original Series #046: The Cry of the Onlies
The Original Series Teaser #12: Miri

Upon Enterprise discovering an Earth-like planet , a landing team that includes Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Rand beams down and discovers a group of 300 year old children. They learn that a disease prolongs youth, but upon reaching adolescence - no matter how long it takes - it triggers madness and then death. Infected, the landing party is trapped there unless McCoy can devise a cure.
The U.S.S. Enterprise answers an old distress signal to find an unnamed planet that is almost an exact duplicate of Earth in the 1960s. A landing party beams down and discovers that 300 years before, the natives of the planet had conducted experiments to prolong life, but had, instead, created a deadly virus. The virus had killed all adults by rapid aging and madness. In children, the virus slowed the natural aging process greatly, providing centuries of prepubescence.

There are no adults on the planet, only children, and they survive the best that they can without adults to aid them. The landing party contracts the virus, except for Spock, who becomes a carrier of the disease. Until a cure for the disease can be found and created, the landing party is confined to the planet. To return to the U.S.S. Enterprise would mean a rapid spread of the disease.

The landing party attempts to make friends with the children, but they vividly remember the horrible deaths of their parents and refuse to have anything to do with them. One of the older children, Miri, falls in love with Kirk and tries to help him with the other children until she begins to see Janice Rand as a rival for the captain's affections. Stung, Miri helps Jahn, one of the boys, to lead the children in a campaign to harass the U.S.S. Enterprise crew mambers. When Kirk tries to reason with the children, he is badly beaten.

One of the older children begins to exhibit symptoms of the disease and Kirk convinces them that they all will get the virus and die horribly, when they finally reach puberty. Using himself as a guinea pig, McCoy creates an antidote from old research notes found in the planet's lab, and finds the cure. The doctor says that the Federation will probably send supervisory personnel to colonize the planet and take care of the children.
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