Shore Leave
Episode 16 of 30 within Season One. Item 16 of 90 overall.
Production number 6149-17.
Theodore Sturgeon - Writer
Robert Sparr - Director
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Stardate: 3025.3-3025.8 --Captain Kirk orders shore leave for the Enterprise crew on a seemingly uninhabited planet in the Omicron Delta system. The landing parties begin to see strange sights, such as a White Rabbit a la Alice in Wonderland, Don Juan, and a sword-wielding samurai.

Also, Kirk sees (and fights) an image of Finnegan, a rival from his Starfleet Academy days. Spock discovers that the planet seems to be drawing a large amount of energy from the ship's engines, placing the Enterprise in danger.

original airdate--December 29, 1966  

network: NBC

music: "Theme from Star Trek" "Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Alexander Courage 


Log Entries: 

  • "Captain's log, stardate 3025... uh, .3. We are orbiting an uninhabited planet in the Omicron Delta region. A planet remarkably like Earth or how we remember Earth to be. Park-like, beautiful, green. Flowers, trees, green lawn... quiet and restful. Almost too good to be true."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 3025.8. Investigation of this increasingly unusual planet continues and we are seeing things the cannot possibly exist. Yet they are undeniably real."
  • "Captain's log, supplemental. All contact with the Enterprise has been lost. We're trapped here. Our ship's surgeon, my personal friend, is dead. We're certain now that whatever we're facing is terribly real."


Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Klingon: logh: HeH Qav'e'. DaH 'entepray' Duj lengmey lutalu'. Qu' vagh-DIS: Huj chu' qo', yISam yIn tayqeq chu', vay' boldly nuqDaq V pagh 'ej explore.

related items

Previous episode :
015 Balance of Terror
Next episode :
017 The Galileo Seven
Related to this story :
009 Once Upon a Planet
  Star Trek: The Animated Series, Season One

alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=leSpoH

regional titles

Verlof om te passagieren
Shore Leave
Une partie de campagne
Saoire Shore
Licenza di sbarco
El permiso