“Enemy Within” Screenshots

Really not much for CBS-D to do with this episode, just lots of orbit shots. We get the good Kirk/bad Kirk, an attempted rape of Yeoman Rand, and a funny little alien dog in a Mugatu costume.


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Posing like an evil man

Give me the brandy!

Huddling under a parachute

Phasering a rock

Poor frozen Sulu

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I was very disappointed they didn’t take the multi-directional rotating phaser blast and make it a single, wide-angle beam.

After that hard work they put into “Wink of an Eye,” I would have thought something like this would have been relatively easy.

Man, they didn’t even use angles that were as interesting as the original in a couple of shots. Have they given up?

Did they fix the goof where Kirk’s insignia swaps sides and is even missing in some of the shots?

I used to have this episode on VHS and it was one of the things the commented on in the trivia on the box case.

oh boy matt…you are the man thanks for getting this done

Also on interesting plot note, they didn’t use the shuttle to rescue the landing party when the transporter is broken.

Perhaps the writers hadn’t invented the shuttle craft at that early point in the series…

#4 –

I think that would’ve been far too demanding. The insignia is missing and shots are flipped back and forth for the whole teaser.

I do wish they could have somehow smoothed the jumpcuts from good Kirk leaving the screen/bad Kirk coming in. That may not even be possible.

#3 –

I don’t think they’ve given up … I think they have bigger fish to fry (ie, “Ultimate Computer” in two weeks).

Man, I do miss the previews and sneak-peek images we used to get.

Okay, so something I never understood about this episode. I understand that the real world reason for not using a shuttlecraft was because they didn’t have one. Presumably that means that the writers had only intended on the transporter to be the way on and off of the ship. However, the model used for the Enterprise has always had the big shuttle bay doors in the back. Were those intended to be something else?

I suppose this episode is just full of holes. Scientifically creating another Kirk through the transporter would require a great deal of energy. Splitting someone into good and evil… well that just really makes no sense.

#6 –

I knew that wouldn’t take long.

They hadn’t really developed the shuttle yet because of expenses. THey only got the shuttle built for “Galileo Seven” because modelmaker AMT paid for it as part of their deal to get licensing rights for “Star Trek” ships.

Also, one would think they could beam down simple things to keep the crew warm: blankets, sheets of metal for a shelter, matches. If the transporter duplicated those things, no biggie – they could use the extra.

(OK; I’m done for tonight.)

#8- I suppose if they were not Shuttle Bay Doors at that time, they could have been concieved as simple Cargo Bay Doors for loading supplies at starbases

7# Yes probably very difficult ,although, when Star Wars V was redone in 2004 (for the 2nd round of edits?) the exact same sort of mirrored insignia shot problem, was fixed.

Maybe the transporter had more problems than they realised, mirroring people as well!!

#6 The shuttles were on order and wouldn’t arrive until next Tuesday?

That’s always bugged me too.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

Thanks Daniel B. #10: That clip was was excellent and so timely. :-)

Couldn’t the tell that the evil Kirk liked to use eyeliner as well a blemish hider?

BTW, Spock’s comment to Yeoman Rand at the end of the episode was very un-Vulcan-like, always bothered me. I realize this is an early episode. But in the military a superior officer would never make such a joke to a subordinate who was nearly raped

Lot’s of things in this episode that are interesting/disturbing. Like when Spock says he knows what it’s like dealing with 2 personalities – his human half, and his “alien” half. He always refers to himself as a vulcan/human mix, but in this episode the Vulcan half is an “alien” part of him. And how about a smirking Spock at the end implying to Rand that “the imposter had some “unique” qualities wouldn’t you say”. Interesting? Like attempted rape? It shows the dated thinking of the time. It was almost like Spock was implying that she was asking for it. Watching that now makes me cringe – very un Star Trek like dialog. Just goes to show how it has evolved, and that the notion of “canon” is absurd.

This episode took place during the Shuttlecraft Maintenance Technicians Union Local #3445 strike of 2266 and the other crew refused to cross the picket lines….

Even if one disregards the whole shuttle issue, which I can’t believe I didn’t think about until today, they still managed to fix the transporter and reintegrate the Mutt-gato. Wouldn’t that imply, despite the animal’s death, that heaters, shelters, rice wine, etc, could now be sent down? They seem convinced shock killed the beastie. All that other junk should work. Why risk the commanding officer? Perhaps because at that point, Sulu and the others were too incapacitated by the cold to set up the equipment. Plus, it’s more dramatic! Nevermind, I answered my own question.


…a lot of these early episodes were produced BEFORE the women’s lib movement really took off in, when, 1970-71?

So yeah, the Spock comment is INCREDIBLY skeevy.

It’s to bad they coudn’t just edit out the Spock line to Rand at the end. Seriously… its just not something the Spock we know would say, and it isn’t funny either. Not to white wash the past, buyt would anyone miss that line if it was gone?

Was Chekov in the show yet? If it was, why wasn’t he the one suffering on the planet?

I presume with all the crazy movie news going on, Tony and the staff haven’t had the same kind of time and energy to devote to TOS-R. And, you have to admit, we comment threaders were *really* hard on some of those reviewers. I certainly was.

I love this episode. Watching it last night, I decided that, of all the original Star Trek, this would be my ideal episode to introduce someone to the series–perhaps even the franchise. It has all the essential character elements, has a freakish sci-fi premise that allows the audience to explore the human condition, and does so while avoiding technobabble. It’s really a beautiful synthesis of some common Trek tropes with great drama and writing to produce a wonderfully representative episode.

Also, it features Bill Shatner wildly overacting, as #10 reminds us.

Also: yes, “The Enemy Within” was written and filmed before the development of the shuttlecraft, which be neither conceived nor constructed until “The Galileo Seven.” Hence, the idea doesn’t occur to a single member of the crew.

we should have more tosr coverage coming up in the next week.

I think maybe it’s a bit of a PC knee-jerk reaction with Spock’s comment to Rand. I’ve always read it as him hinting that he knows she has the hots for Kirk, in a knowing way, and she’d now seen that passions indeed lurk within Kirk, normally suppressed by his professionalism. The writers weren’t condoning rape, as demonstrated by the scene depicting her distress after the attack.

16, 19,

I always thought “early” Spock had a similar creepy moment in “Shore Leave” when he gets ready to go back to the ship. The whole “touch under the chin” he and the caretaker do with the women always struck me as a little demeaning. Fairly innocent when compared to something like James Bond dismissing Dink the masseuse with a swat on the rear end at the start of “Goldfinger”. Boy did this show evolve quickly.

I was expecting a lot more from this episode. When I got the box set, I was really excited, however there was nothing fancy. In the original we were pretty much looking at Delta Vega with another name. Someone said earlier that the phaser fire was bland. I agree!! I thought maybe they could have shown a more aerial view of landing party conditions on the planet. Sometimes it seems that the CBS-d team is not really interested in adding anything new to this project. Maybe they need to hold out an opinion poll and ask us what we think and the winner gets some sort of reward.. I dont know??? Also the soft ore that Fisher brough aboard could perhaps have had some sort of glowing crystal look instead of looking more than sand from the beach.

I thought the white viewscreen shown during the good/bad Kirk confrontation on the bridge could have been fixed to show the planet below…

#8 Kevin: I suppose this episode is just full of holes. Scientifically creating another Kirk through the transporter would require a great deal of energy. Splitting someone into good and evil… well that just really makes no sense.

I agree. Scotty barely gets Kirk through and after he walks away the transporter comes on by itself and evil Kirk comes through lickety split. It would have been more convincing if they appeared together or if Scotty noticed that there was still something in the buffer.

I have always thought that they should have at least tried to beam down something. And when things got desperate enough they should have just said the heck with it and beamed the men up anyway and dealt with the results later. At least they would be alive until they figured it out.

But all nagging aside not a bad episode except for the Spock line at the end!

So why didn’t they beam Sulu down a heater and take the risk it might split into a heater and a fridge?

One of Trek’s best. Shuttlecrafts were all being refit at a starbase. That’s why they didn’t launch one to save Sulu.
Transporter duplicate is a great plot device. Stop being so picky.


I’ve always wondered that.

And…..If Bret Favre and the Packers barely survived that cold last week how could Sulu possibly do it?

I am disappointed they didn’t fix: The phaser fire, the insignia problem, the scratches on the wrong side. The scratches are something probably many of us can already do, or could do with 5 minutes of photoshop training.

I like how the increased the size of the planet for this episode. I will give credit and say the old one didn’t look bad.

As for the shuttle issue: the actaul reality of not having the shuttlecraft was budget. As some of you may know (and for those of you who don’t, now you will) the “transporter” came about as a budgetary solution. The shuttlecraft was conceived of before the transporter, but the problem lied in budgeting shuttlecraft takes offs/landings each week. However, someone came up with the genius solution of just “beaming” the crew down. It’s cheap, easy. PRESTO – we have the most famous piece of “technology” in Star Trek.

And now, in real life, I beleive I have seen something on Discovery or something that scientists have been able to transport a photon of light, or something in that nature.

It’s great to see Shatner in this role the first time he played it. As we all know, he would reprise this “evil Kirl” role 20 years later on Saturday Night Live…

Did the transporter duplicate Kirk’s mass or did it actually split him? What would happen to the human body if exactly every other molecule, evenly distributed, vanished? You’d suddenly weigh half as much and probably be very weak, but there wouldn’t be any organs missing either and you could quickly replace your lost water mass. Cell division might replenish weakened tissues. You wouldn’t get your brain back to normal, though, which was the problem in the episode.

ahhhh i miss the light-hearted comments about the TOS-R episodes we all used to have. so much talk about canon over the new film here has made me stop posting for the most part.

but good to have this energy back.

#29 lolz

were all the shuttles in for their 10,000,000,000 mile oil change at the time?

right, before shuttles in the show… how about sending down a probe full of goodies with a parachute?

I’m seriously sick of their so-called “realistic planets”. Do these people at CBS-D ever look at space photographs from NASA? Reality is nowhere near as drab as these apparent fans of black & white television want it to be. And thank god for that.

#29 – Wasn’t there a line that said they couldn’t beam them down a heater because the splitting renders the machines inoperative?


“The shuttlecraft was conceived of before the transporter, but the problem lied in budgeting shuttlecraft takes offs/landings each week. However, someone came up with the genius solution of just “beaming” the crew down. It’s cheap, easy. PRESTO – we have the most famous piece of “technology” in Star Trek.”

No. Roddenberry’s description of the transporter (and its limitations, which were initially considerable) go all the way back to his outline for “The Cage.” It was a budgetary and dramatic fix to the problem of getting the characters on shore quickly and cheaply, but no extensive use of the shuttles as landing boats was ever contemplated or considered.

And personally, I think the TOS-R planets look just fine.

#38 Agree

Why do people keep bitching about the planets? These new planets actually look like real planets and with realistic atmospheres, clouds, textures and colors. Real planets are not pink, green, purple balls of styro-foam in space like the original had.

Good job CBS -D!!


“Corbomite Maneuver” or “BOT” would be the eps I’d show as an introduction to Trek. The crew characterizations, the story, the tension and all else had gelled into, IMO, what Roddenberry had in mind as the vision for the show.

And thanks, Matt, for reviving the TOS-R thread! I’m really surprised we even had one this week, given the workout this site received over the weekend.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

Missing script page :

Interior shot :

Kirk, Spock, McCoy and sulu by sick bay bed.

McCoy to Sulu : You’ll be OK, one more minute down there and that
would have been it for you pal.

Sulu to McCoy : Why didn’t you guys send down a shuttle for us?

Spock turns to Kirk and they stare at each other.

Kirk lets out : “D’OH!” while holding up his right hand to his forehead.

Roll end credits.

#22, let me echo that fine comment. The point of this episode is an exploration of humanity. Shuttlecraft, phasers, insignia, and what-not are mere trifle. The transporter accident might seem hokey, but who care, it’s just a set up for the real meat of the episode. Which was some cool-ass Freudian stuff, like which parts of the human mind are truly the essential core components? If you split a rock, it cleaves along fracture points dictated by its internal chemistry. If you cleave a human mind, might it cleave in the same way? Although Freud is largely held in disfavor by scholars today, the basic idea that human minds involve the opposition between a rational component and an animal-survival-emotional component continues to inform contemporary theory. The basic idea of this episode is still *really* cool to this day: strength of will, the courage to command, the audacity to hold a position of authority, all these things come from the same animalistic core that creates evil, horror, murder, rape. It’s profound.

Yes, there are a lot of problems in 60’s TV series that strive to break ground and result in pieons having conversations more than 40 years later.
This is a great episode because it’s a great episode. The high concept (never mind the magnificent leap of faith you’re asked to make) of splitting a man’s psyche in two is such that it is the stuff of college courses. Shatner’s acting. Nimoy’s creation of the neck pinch and Shatner’s emotional sale of it onscreen led to a series-long string of ‘moments.’ Sulu getting screentime. Rand getting screentime (with a near rape no less — not something you got a lot of in ’66.) Kelley ending any doubt that there were THREE stars of this show. It’s all here, folks.
I care not at all about the shuttlecraft question. If you saw it the first time, you’d never have asked that. I don’t even care about the editing issue (I think Spock pronounces “We have an intruder on board!” AFTER they’ve started the search. duh.)
It’s a great ep, that’s that.

Best acting EVER, in the history of EVER. Enough said.

what other tv show from the sixties is still so celebrated and debated, over 40 years later?

trek is quite a phenomenon… fascinating!

You guys all worked up over the attempted rape of Rand and Spock’s comments on “interesting qualities” are in serious need of a reality check.

1. No one approved of the rape attempt but you need to read Star Trek Lives! by Jacqueline Lichtenberg to see what real, honest-to-Friedan 1970s feminists thought about rape. To them, the “rape fantasy” was about the sexiest thing imaginable next to the homosexual fantasy.

2. Back when men still had testosterone, sexually aggressive behavior was expected and women were expected to do what was possible to quench it. In other words, they didn’t play with fire for the kicks.

This is the real reason so many of the original series fans are concerned about the movie, since the new fans are by and large products of the feminist movement, itself an aberration and perversion of human nature.

Get real boyz. Your ideology will die with the generation that embraced it in the name of rebellion.

Was anyone else upset by the absolute HACK job they made of the syndication cut? Here in DC, it was awful…

#42, 43–

Yep. Richard Matheson without a doubt was one of the best writers ever to work on the series. It’s a pity he didn’t contribute more, since unlike some of the other established SF authors who wrote for TOS in its first year I never heard him express any dissatisfaction with Roddenberry or the way his episode turned out.

Despite its virtues I would have to call “The Enemy Within” more fantasy than hard SF, though. But so what?

I think this episode was one of the Shat’s better outings, ’cause he gets to play three different kirks (good wimpy Kirk, evil jerky Kirk, and regular flavor kirk) and actually does a halfway decent job. Note the position of his hands when he’s (chuckle) holding on to himself in the transporter room. They change position between the wider shot of Kirks and the closeup. Pure Star Trek, though, in every way.

I think it’s funny the way people complain that they didn’t fix everything. Maybe I’m not enough of a geek but the phaser thing didn’t cross my mind. Also, it’s nice that they still keep a flavour of the old effects by not changing everything.