Written by: Michael Okuda
“By Any Other Name” features aliens from the Andromeda Galaxy, sent to explore our own Milky Way as a prelude to conequest. The aliens, known as Kelvans, take on human form in order to take over the Starship Enterprise, and it is their unfamiliarity with humanity that proves their undoing.
The episode stars William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, with DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy. Warren Stevens of “Forbidden Planet” fame guest stars along with Barbara Bouchet, who played the beautiful Moneypenny in the 1967 spy spoof, “Casino Royale.”
The original episode was first aired in February, 1968. Teleplay by D.C. Fontana and Jerome Bixby from a Story by Jerome Bixby. The episode was directed by Marc Daniels. Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek is distributed in nationwide syndication by CBS Paramount Television.
Captain Kirk (William Shatner) leads an Enterprise landing party to a planet near the edge of the galaxy. The planet’s incredible beauty proves strange – and even frightening – to the Kelvans, invaders from the Andromeda Galaxy. The planetscape features an all-new matte painting made especially for the remastered version of “By Any Other Name.”
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