WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE...
THIS IS ONE OF THE TEN BEST TREKS
Gary Lockwood, Sally Kellerman, Paul
When the Enterprise passes through a strange
uncharted region of space, several crew members develop superhuman E.S.P.
The second pilot for "Trek", the one
that DID sell the series. Episode features strong dramatic conflict
between Captain Kirk and Commander Gary Mitchel. This episode introduces
Captain Kirk. Fans of "2001" and the movie "MASH"
will appreciate the strong guest star performances of Gary Lockwood
and Sally Kellerman. Notice the cool phaser rifle, in its only series
The Enterprise enters an uncharted region of
space. Strange lights zap several crew members.
Soon, First Officer Gary Mitchell displays superhuman
qualities, including E.S.P. powers. Before long, Mitchell is considered
a threat to the Enterprise and her crew. Another crew member, Dr. Elizabeth
Dehner, also develops these extraordinary abilities.
Fearing for the safety of his ship and crew, Captain Kirk deposits the
superhuman man and woman on an isolated planet, Delta Vega. When Mitchell
attempts to kill Kirk, Dr. Elizabeth Dehner uses her powers to help
destroy the power-mad superman, losing her life in the process.
Director James Goldstone's, "WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE,"
(teleplay by Samuel A. Peeples), is an exciting, intelligent Sci-Fi
tale. Goldstone also directed the classic Trek episode, "What Little
Girls Made Of". Director Goldstone's feature film credits include:
"They Only Kill Their Masters" and "The Day the World
Gary Lockwood ("The Lieutenant") is
quite good as a man who develops extraordinary powers, and comes to
feel himself above mere humans. Lockwood would later gain great fame,
as one of the Jupiter bound astronauts in the classic "2001: A
Sally Kellerman ("MASH", "Back to School") registers
strongly, as Dr. Elizabeth Dehner, a character who also develops super
powers. Kellerman has a way of playing intelligent, reserved, yet sexy
blondes that is all her own.
Interestingly enough, although this is the second pilot of "Star
Trek", and the one that sold the show to NBC, Dr. McCoy (DeForest
Kelly) still hadn't made an appearance. The ship's doctor here is Mark
Piper, played by Paul Fix, who was a veteran of many Western television
shows and movies. After Creator/Producer got the go ahead to go to series
with "Star Trek," Fix's Dr. Piper was replaced by DeForest
Kelley's Dr. McCoy.
For trivia buffs, this is the only episode inwhich the "phaser
rifle" was used. An impressive looking prop, it was retired after
use in this pilot/episode.
"WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE" should be highly watchable
for most Sci-Fi viewers. Sally "Hot Lips" Kellerman fans will
particularly dig this episode.