The Squire of Gothos
Episode 18 of 30 within Season One. Item 18 of 90 overall.
Production number 018.
Paul Schneider - Writer
Don McDougall - Director
396 votes

Stardate: 2124.5 --The crew is captured by Trelane, the Squire of Gothos, who has styled himself and his dwelling on his out-of-date observations of Earth. Trelane has almost unlimited power and decides to make the crew his playthings, and Kirk must challenge him so they can make their escape.

original airdate--January 12, 1967  Remastered Date: July 21, 2007

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

Goofs--Modern Star Trek: The Original Series lore considers the series to take place in the 23rd century. During production, the writers hadn't decided this yet. Trelane refers to Napoléon Bonaparte and Alexander Hamilton as having been from 900 years ago, suggesting that the series is set in the 28th century.

Trivia--William Campbell, who plays Trelane, would later play a different character in the classic "Star Trek" (1966) {The Trouble with Tribbles (#2.15).


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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alternative title

Also known as - Klingon=gothos Squire

regional titles

De Squire van Gothos
The Squire of Gothos
Le chevalier de Dalos
Tödliche Spiele auf Gothos
An Squire na Gothos
Il cavaliere di Gothos
El escudero de Gothos