Oct 22, 2012 2 a mediocre episode, possibly worth skipping if new to star trek. There are several other interesting behind the scenes aspects to this episode. Star trek rewatch, episode 8 balance of terror sequart. First contact 1996 sees the borg going back in time in an effort to prevent first contact between earth and the vulcans.
Balance of terror is the fourteenth episode of the first season of the american science fiction television series, star trek. Mark lenard was an american actor, primarily known for television roles. It is worth noting that the first major spacefaring race encountered in star trek is immediately established as something of an evil twin to the vulcans. The handsdown best episode of star trek is a riveting tale of time travel and altered history. Not quite as high as balance of terror, of course, but thats no mark against king. Picard toggle navigation the marriage of angela martine and robert tomlinson is interrupted when a romulan bird of prey attacks and destroys outpost 4, which guards the neutral zone between federation and romulan space.
For the unseen namesake prop book, please see balance of terror book. With william shatner, leonard nimoy, mark lenard, paul comi. The city on the edge of forever season 1, episode 28 theres an unending amount of timetravel shows to choose from, but star trek. I have just learned about star trek enhanced and now star trek remastered. This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. Written by paul schneider and directed by vincent mceveety, it first aired on december 15, 1966 in the episode, the enterprise battles a romulan ship after investigating an unidentified assailant who methodically destroys the federations outposts at the neutral zone. Generally enjoyable, worth watching if new to star trek. May 21, 2009 balance of terror written by paul schneider directed by vincent mceveety season 1, episode 14 production episode. Star trek tmp opening klingon vger sequence bonus reel 2018 cgi redux duration. A safety is an additional take, done after a successful take, as a backup. This next deleted scene shows the head technician sauntering back and forth observing the read outs on the control panels. The ships fiveyear mission may have only lasted three seasons on nbc, but.
Star trek original series and the children shall lead from season three episode 60. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of our romulan cousins appearing for the first time, i thought we should take a look at some important clips from the star. Im an oldline star trek classic fan, dating from the 70s and earlier, when i first started watching tos, and this dvd features one of the best episodes balance of terror and one soso episode charlie x, but both are enjoyable to watch. Battle analysis balance of terror animated youtube. Balance of terror was the first episode of the remastered version of the original series to air, though in some markets it was preceded by miri. This is the first television series in the star trek franchise, and comprises 79 regular episodes over the series three seasons, along with the series original pilot episode, the cage. Apr, 2020 we recommend checking out the episode balance of terror, the first to feature the romulans, as it is one of the best and a sterling example of the storytelling star trek would become famous for.
Sep 08, 2016 leonard nimoy and william shatner, star trek photo. This is the best of the tng movies, loaded with humor. Weve got hours of peace and quiet for all you harried parents rudi and matt, the. The best and worst original star trek episodes cbs news. A time for war a time for peace star trek star trek the next generation star. Dec 15, 2016 balance of terror was the 14th episode of season one. Responding to a earthlike recording over a hundred light years from earth, the uss enterprise discovers a planet that is an exact copy of earth. This episode saw the introduction of the romulan star empire in star trek. The slow, determined pacing, the tension, and the atmosphere of fear and uncertainly perfectly encapsulate the feeling of what is essentially a cold war between the humans and the romulans. The original series balance of terror tv episode 1966. Kirk, the crew of the starship enterprise delves deep into the far reaches of space to explore new worlds and civilizations.
And for the dvds, im focusing first on those that feature two episodes i like rather than just one. May 09, 20 indeed, we even get some development for the vulcans, at the point where we have yet to even encounter a full blooded vulcan. The original series remastered what are little girls made of. The earthromulan war discussed by spock in this episode was dramatized in the twovolume. The episode balance of terror is touchstone for star. Written by paul schneider and directed by vincent mceveety, it first aired on december 15, 1966. Enterprise muddies those waters by giving the romulans, the xyrillians, and the suliban primitive cloaking tech in the 22nd century a full century before this episode is set and star trek. Insurrection 1998 delivers the message that it is not acceptable to relocate people from their native lands. Star trek s1 e14 balance of terror recap tv tropes. The fate of spock and christopher pike hang in the balance as kirk and commodore mendez watch the story of pikes alien incarceration years before. William shatner, leonard nimoy, deforest kelley, nichelle nichols. Star trek season 3 full episodes all episodes watch online. The scene was most likely shortened to hasten the pace of the show. Jan 26, 2018 broadcasted live on twitch watch live at.
It has the same mass, circumference, density, and atmosphere. December 15, 1966 it was in this episode inspired by a world war ii submarine thriller, the enemy below that we learn a bit of vulcan history, with the. The foundations of star trek there are no story arcs in star trek films 24 excepted. Kirk orders full astern and as the enterprise backs up, they find that the weapon has a range limit which causes the shot to partially dissipate. Io9s 2014 listing of the top 100 star trek episodes placed balance of terror as the. As the star trek compendium puts it, think of the enterprise as a surface vessel and the invisible romulan ship as a submarine and youve got the basic concept.
The episodes are listed in order by original air date, which match the episode order in each seasons original, remastered, and bluray dvd box sets. Perhaps fuller is simply suggesting that the spirit of these two episodes will heavily influence the overall tone of star trek. I must say after obtaining a cipy of the first new episode balance of terror i am disappointed. Balance of terror written by paul schneider directed by vincent mceveety season 1, episode 14 production episode. Apr 28, 2015 balance of terror written by paul schneider directed by vincent mceveety season 1, episode 8 production episode 614909 original air date. He is primarily known for playing vulcan ambassador sarek spocks father in star trek. When filming it is sometimes wise to shoot a safety take. In 2016, ign ranked this the fifthbest episode of all star trek series prior to star trek. The original series balance of terror tv episode 1966 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. If you are using adblocking software, please disable it and reload the page. It premiered in syndication on the weekend 16 september 2006 and most notably featured new effects shots of the comet, romulan plasma torpedo, and bird of prey, as well as of the enterprise and. The enterprise discovers an earthlike planet that was devastated by a horrific degenerative disease and is now populated entirely by impossibly old children. Discovery explicitly retcons it by giving the klingons cloaking devices in 2256, set ten years before balance of terror. From this point the episode continues on as televised.
Terror is one of toss strongest, introducing us to a new alien race, as well as providing us with a very important piece of trek mythology. Star trek volume 4 episodes 8 9 dvd, 1999, sensormatic. Sulu, often enough, but they are really significant in this episode. Balance of terror written by paul schneider directed by vincent mceveety season 1, episode 8 production episode 614909 original air date. The biggest mistakes you never noticed in star trek 1966 in balance of terror. It premiered in syndication on the weekend 16 september 2006 and most notably featured new effects shots of the comet, romulan plasma torpedo, and birdofprey, as well as of the enterprise and. Mccoy and the rest of the enterprise crew embark on a fiveyear mission of space exploration. Kirk then adds that his orders are to avoid violating the treaty at all coststo avoid war, the outposts. Star trek balance of terror episode nine used vhs ebay. Weve also got the first appearance of mark lenard on the show, who would ultimately wind up as spocks father. Kirk learns that the romulan ship has also destroyed three other outposts and is now running at full speed towards home. Star trek deep space nine episode 103 trials and tribbleations vhs tape. Balance of terror is the fourteenth episode of the first season of the american science fiction. Mccoy and the uss enterprise crew seek out new civilizations in this seminal scifi series.1283 965 1261 978 777 135 1005 170 823 1321 1487 1633 1130 90 853 652 237 1321 870 1089 77 1324 53 930 1469 710 1280 672 163 834 432 870 878 885 899 1472