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"Miri", Ep. 12 - After beaming down to a planet that's identical to Earth, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and a landing party find a decaying 20th century city inhabited only by diseased "ancient children." "The Conscience of the King," Ep. 13 - There's a mass murderer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise! Kirk beams up a man he believes to be Krodos the Executioner, thought to have died 20 years ago.
The continuing adventures of the starship Enterprise, as recorded for posterity on DVD, move into their sixth volume with a very interesting pair of shows from the original series. "Miri," one of the most popular episodes, featured a couple of soon-to-be-semi-icons from two very different kinds of films from the late 1960s: Michael J. Pollard (who would appear in Bonnie and Clyde) and Kim Darby (John Wayne's costar in True Grit). The intriguing story concerns a race of children on an Earth-like planet who are in fact 300 years old, kept pristine in the summer of their lives by a disease that also causes madness and death with the onset of adulthood. The Enterprise's landing party, including Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley), are instantly contaminated and forced to remain on the planet until McCoy can find an antidote. In the meantime, Darby's character, Miri, falls for Kirk and becomes jealous of his attentions toward anyone else. Easily one of Star Trek's strongest shows, "Miri" is a must-see for Trekkers and Trekkies.
Also on this disk is "The Conscience of the King," a memorable drama about a traveling Shakespearean troupe led by one Anton Karidian (Arnold Moss), who may or may not be the same man as Kodos the Executioner, former governor of a Federation planet who oversaw the mass murder of thousands of people rather than watch them starve to death during a food shortage. (Shortly after the deaths, Federation supply ships arrived and Kodos disappeared, right around the time that Karidian arrived as a classical actor touring the planets.) A nice twist: among victims of Kodos's wrongheaded mercy killings were relatives of Captain Kirk (William Shatner), adding a personal note to the mystery of Karidian/Kodos. Well-written (by Barry Trivers) and sensitively directed by a not-well-known but very interesting Hollywood filmmaker, Gerd Oswald.--Tom Keogh
The clarity of these DVDs is remarkable for an old TV series.....when combined with surround sound, you get background effects not heard in early shows in some episodes.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris A. Hadley
I didn't care so much for Miri, never did, but I just had to see Conscience Of The King after reading Judith & Garfield Reeves Stevens book, Avenger, which (I won't give away too... Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by Orion E. Hubbard
These are not two of the stronger eps from the first season but they are still worth viewing. The first ep, "Miri" is the stronger one with a very strong "Lord of the Flies" theme... Read morePublished on June 24, 2006 by Frederick Baptist
These two episodes have their good points but suffer from poor execution.
In "Miri," Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and their... Read more
"Miri" has always been one our family's favorite Star Trek episodes. So much so, that my son named his first-born daughter "Miri". Read morePublished on July 31, 2005 by William V. Mcclung
The Enterprise receives an Earth style distress signal from a planet that is an exact duplicate of the Earth in every detail. Read more
As wretched as these two are, it's worth owning Miri just to witness a 27 year-old Michael J.Pollard passing as a 14 year-old and hearing Shatner emote "NO BLAH-BLAH-BLAH!"Published on April 14, 2004 by M. Bergeron
Star Trek: The Original Series Volume 6 features two episodes originally aired in 1966:
"Miri:" Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Rand beam down to a planet inhabited by 300... Read more