Star Trek : For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky

May 26, 2014 in Guest Blogs, Star Trek by GuestBlogs

A Guest Blog by Mindless-Droid

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This week’s classic Star Trek episode is For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky. The episode synopsis is here once again the official site omits this episode.


On patrol the Enterprise is attacked by primitive missiles the source of which is an asteroid that they soon discover is a spaceship on a collision course with Daran V. At the same time Doctor McCoy is discovered to have a fatal disease that will give him only one year to live.

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Kirk Spock and McCoy beam over to the asteroid ship at first they are greeted as enemies but are soon welcomed as friends. Natira the high priestess takes a liking to McCoy and as McCoy occupies Natira as Kirk and Spock try to enter the Oracle room but are soon discovered and sentenced to death. McCoy having fallen in love with Natira promises to stay with her since he has little time left to live. Kirk and Spock are released and return to the ship and Starfleet orders them to continue on their previous mission and they would take care of the asteroid ship.

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Just then McCoy calls the Enterprise and tells Kirk that he has discovered the in essence the owner’s manual of the ship. Kirk and Spock return and after convincing the high priestess of the people that she is on a ship and not a planet they find the ships control room and fix the problem that caused the asteroid ship to veer off course. While exploring the asteroid ships data banks Spock discovers that the Fabrini the race that built the ship had a vast medical database and they find the cure for McCoy’s disease. After being cured Kirk tells McCoy that they can arrange for the Enterprise to be there when the Yolandans reach their new planet.

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This is one of those okay episodes. Not very exciting as you know McCoy will be cured in the end. It’s also one of those Kirk versus a computer shows but this time the computer the oracle is not as threatening as the others kirk has defeated. I would have like to have learned more about the Fabrini that’s one of the things about these episodes they need a back story civilization like the Melkotians and Fabrini and often in season three the backstory civilizations seem more interesting than the actual episode. Some thoughts on the episode.

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Nice dramatic opening.

How many times can they put the main characters in mortal danger before you don’t care because you know all will be well in the end?

That’s the longest title in the series and franchise history.

How does Spock know where Darin V is going to be that’s a bit of a stretch even for a Vulcan?

Why do these advanced civilizations always stick these poor people on asteroid ships or planets and don’t tell them what’s going on?

This episode could be called This Side of Spock’s Brain or Return of the Nomad.

Why didn’t they just make the mountains a little shorter?

I like the asteroids control room one of the better alien designs.

Once again no red shirts were harmed in this episode.

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