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The Galileo Seven
(De syv fra Galileo)
Stardate 2821.5
Star Trek: The Original Series, episode 14 (1.13)

Last Modified: 07 Jul 2007 20:09:12

         
Cast:
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
Guest Cast:
Don Marshall   IMDB   Lieutenant Boma
John Crawford   IMDB   Commissioner Ferris
Peter Marko   IMDB   Gaetano
Phyllis Douglas   IMDB   Yeoman Mears
Rees Vaughn   IMDB   Latimer
Grant Woods   IMDB   Lt. Commander Kelowitz
James Daris   IMDB   Creature
David L. Ross   IMDB   Transporter Chief
Music:
Alexander Courage   IMDB
Director:
Robert Gist   IMDB
Teleplay:
Oliver Crawford   IMDB
S. Bar-David   IMDB
Story:
Oliver Crawford   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TOS LaserDisc Volume 07
DVD   ST:TOS DVD Volume 07
VHS   ST:TOS VHS 1.5
Teaser
The Original Series Teaser #14: The Galileo Seven

While en route to deliver medical supplies to Makus III, the Enterprise pauses to examine a quasar formation. Disaster strikes, however, when Spock , leads a team aboard the shuttle Galileo and crashes on the surface of Taurus II. The quasar phenomenon disrupts Enterprise sensors so they are unable to locate the shuttle or the survivors. With McCoy's encouragement Spock is ultimately forced to take a very human chance to ensure that they survive and are found by the Enterprise.
Synopsis
On its way to deliver medical supplies to plague-ridden Hansen's Planet, the U.S.S. Enterprise passes Murasaki 312. Since they are under Starfleet orders to inspect galactic phenomena such as this quasarlike star group, McCoy, Spock, Scott and four crewmen take a shuttlecraft, the Galileo, for a closer look.

Without warning, the shuttlecraft is pulled off course and out of sensor range of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Spock manages to crash land the shuttle on a foggy, rocky area of Taurus II which is inhabited by giant, hostile humanoids. Between attacks by the war-like residents and quarrels among themselves, the crew attempts to repair the shuttle and get off the planet.

Because of an ionization of its instruments, the U.S.S. Enterprise is unable to find the craft. On board, Ferris demands that Kirk abandon the search and proceed to Hansen's Planet. Two of the crewmen from the Galileo are killed by the giant humanoids and Lt. Boma demands, irrationally, that Spock stop his repairs in order to bury the dead men. Spock's logic will not permit him to comply with the lieutenant's wishes in the face of their present situation.

As the U.S.S. Enterprise prepares to leave the area without finding the missing shuttle, the Galileo manages an unsteady orbit around the planet, but is unable to pull away from its gravitational pull. Knowing it will send them crashing to the planet's surface if his plan fails, Spock ignites the remaining fuel. The U.S.S. Enterprise sees the meteor-like flare of the burning fuel and beams the crew aboard as the Galileo disintegrates in the planet's atmosphere. Later, Spock stubbornly insists that his desperate act was not a human instinct to gamble, but a logical Vulcan approach to their problem.
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