"Jim, when I suggested to Spock that it was time for his check-up, your logical, unemotional first officer turned to me and said, "You will cease to pry into my personal matters, Doctor, or I shall certainly break your neck.""
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
"Amok Time"
Series Star Trek
Season 2, Episode 1
TOS 2x01 001
Air date September 15th, 1967
Writers Theodore Sturgeon
Director Joseph Pevney
Producers Gene L. Coon; Gene Roddenberry; Robert H. Justman
Starring William Shatner; Leonard Nimoy; DeForest Kelley
Episode guide
"Operation - Annihilate!"
"Who Mourns for Adonais"

"Amok Time" is the first episode of season two of the science fiction television series Star Trek. It is the 30th aired episode of the series and first aired on Friday evening on NBC on September 15th, 1967. Like all episodes from the series, "Amok Time" was digitally remastered with upgraded visual effects. This version first aired on February 17th, 2007. In this episode, Mister Spock begins demonstrating erratic, even violent behavior, uncharacteristic of his traditional, stoic and logical demeanor. Unless the crew of the Enterprise takes him back to his home world of Vulcan to undergo the ritual of Pon Farr, Spock may die.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Actor Role
William Shatner Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley Dr. McCoy

Guest Stars Edit

Actor Role
Celia Lovsky T'Pau

Also Starring Edit

Actor Role
Arlene Martel T'Pring
Lawrence Montaigne Stonn

Featuring Edit

Actor Role
Actor Role
Majel Barrett Christine Chapel
George Takei Sulu
Nichelle Nichols Uhura
Walter Koenig Chekov
Byron Morrow Admiral Komack

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Stardate: 3372.7
  • Production code number: 60334
  • First appearance of the Vulcans. Although the character of Spock has appeared in every episode of the series, he is only half-Vulcan. The character of T'Pring is the first full Vulcan character ever presented on Star Trek.
  • First appearance of the planet Vulcan.
  • DeForest Kelley is added to the opening credits beginning with this episode.

Home Video Edit

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What else have they done? Edit

Quotes Edit

  • Spock: Captain, there is a thing that happens to Vulcans at this time. Almost an insanity, which you would no doubt find distasteful.
  • Spock: The birds and the bees are not Vulcans, Captain. If they were... if any creature as proudly logical as us...were to have their logic ripped from this time does to us. How do Vulcans choose their mates? Haven't you wondered?
  • Spock: After a time, you may find that "having" is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as 'wanting.' It is not logical, but it is often true.
  • Spock: Live long and prosper.
  • T'Pau: What thee are about to see comes down from the time of the beginning, without change. This is the Vulcan heart, this is the Vulcan soul. This is our way.
  • T'Pau: If both survive the lirpa, combat will continue with the ahn-woon.
  • Captain Kirk: I owe him my life a dozen times over. Isn't that worth a career?
  • Captain Kirk: I suppose most of us overlook that fact that even Vulcans aren't indestructible.
  • Spock: You may find that having is not so nearly pleasing a thing as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.
  • T'Pau: It is said thou Vulcan blood is thin. Are thee Vulcan, or art thee human?
  • Spock: I burn, T'Pau. My eyes are flame. My heart is flame. Thee has the power, T'Pau. In the name of my fathers... forbid. Forbid.
  • Doctor McCoy: You can't tell me that when you first saw Jim alive, that you weren't on the verge of giving us an emotional scene that would have brought the house down!

See also Edit


The World of Star Trek

Star Trek miscellaneous

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