Shore Leave
Episode 16 of 30 within Season One. Item 16 of 90 overall.
Production number 017.
Theodore Sturgeon - Writer
Robert Sparr - Director
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Stardate: 3025.3 --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  Remastered Date: May 26, 2007

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

Goofs--When Dr. McCoy sees the rabbit for the first time, the rabbit is clearly seen walking around like a human. However, when he is later examining the rabbit's footprints with Kirk, the footprints are seen side by side, as if the rabbit was hopping, not walking.

Trivia-- The first hallucination seen in the episode is Dr. McCoy's vision of the giant white rabbit. Six years later, DeForest Kelley would make his final non-"Star Trek" film, Night of the Lepus, a movie about giant killer rabbits.


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.


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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